ProLiteracy, the biggest adult literacy and basic education organization in the country, recently announced a new collaboration with Guild, the pioneer in opportunity creation for the American workforce, through its publishing branch New Readers Press.
Through this new partnership, staff members at forward-thinking companies like Chipotle, Pitney Bowes, Target, and Tyson Foods will now have access to the New Readers Press High School Equivalency Preparation distance learning program thanks to employer funding. This will give working adult learners across the nation a route to earning a high school equivalency degree, opening the door to career advancement and higher education.
Through Guild, forward-thinking businesses may invest in their staff members, opening doors for both professional and personal development through training and education programs, career development, and one-on-one coaching.
Mark Vineis, president and chief executive officer of ProLIteracy, expressed his gratitude for the company’s selection to collaborate with Guild and these cutting-edge businesses. Through this collaboration, we can give frontline employees a road to a high school diploma that will enable them to advance in their careers and pursue further education to achieve their educational and personal goals.
For many years, ProLiteracy has been creating cutting-edge resources to assist adults in achieving their educational objectives and transforming their lives. Gaining a high school equivalency degree increases an adult’s employment and income potential, which promotes upward economic mobility and benefits their families, communities, and future generations.
Marty Martinez, Chief Partnerships Officer at Guild, remarked, “We are thrilled to work alongside ProLiteracy in service of our nation’s working adult learners. With ProLiteracy now a part of Guild’s Learning Marketplace, students everywhere will have the chance to pursue important foundational education all the way through high school with the help of their employer. We are interested in seeing how achieving this frequently long-held goal can serve as a catapult for career advancement.”
Sonja Chernos, vice president of New Readers Press publishing for ProLIteracy, said, “We look forward to welcoming working adult learners from all around the country and supporting them in achieving their educational goals.”
Current workers at American organizations are urged to get in touch with their HR representatives to inquire about Guild and ProLiteracy and see if they would be a good fit for them.
The largest adult literacy and basic education organization in the country, ProLiteracy, has been working for more than 60 years to use the power of literacy to transform lives and communities around the world. Our organization assists over 5,000 member and non-member programs in the U.S. as well as overseas partners in 27 countries in supporting their adult learners by providing support, professional development, resources, and digital tools.