ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz Inc. is going back to school.
The convenience store retailer has partnered with GED Testing Service to launch the GEDWorks program at Sheetz corporate and store locations. GEDWorks is a comprehensive program that is free for employees who want to earn their GED (General Education Diploma) credential.
GEDWorks is designed to meet the unique needs of working adults who aspire to earn their GED credential, and includes necessary materials employees need to successfully prepare for and pass the GED test, the company stated. Participants are given access to:
- A personal advisor, who acts as a coach and motivator;
- Online GED study materials;
- Practice tests;
- Connections to local adult education programs;
- Free GED tests; and
- Online tools that assist with college and career planning.
“At Sheetz, our employees are our most valuable asset and we are committed to providing them with access to a variety of educational resources,” said Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources at Sheetz. “We are proud to partner with GEDWorks, which represents an important component of educational opportunities available to Sheetz employees.”
The GEDWorks program is available at all 550 Sheetz locations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.
“We’re excited to partner with Sheetz to offer the GEDWorks program,” President of GED Testing Service Randy Trask. “Sheetz is joining a growing list of national employers committed to making an investment in the education of their frontline employees and offering the financial support and flexibility needed to attain the GED credential.”
More information about the GEDWorks program is available here.