As we recently started the last quarter of the year, we wanted to share the momentum powered by our successful GED® Annual Conference last July with 500 participants. Since then, our entire GED Testing Service team has continued engaging with adult learning communities in diverse settings and through media, and events. We have connected with more than 8,200 educators and administrators since August this year. Our team has also presented at 32 conferences and forums in 23 states. We look forward to the engagement opportunities we have lined up for the rest of the year. We are pleased to share these initiatives with you and recognize your daily work in helping our learners grow, develop, and move forward.

Whether at an in-person engagement opportunity or online, you help us in our mission to always “put the learner in the center” of all we do. We will continue telling their inspiring student success stories! We have found that these success stories can be the impulse a learner needs to start their path toward GED certification. These stories of accomplishments can also be the nudge our inactive learners need to keep motivated and complete their GED.

We partnered with innovative programs like the DisruptED Podcast to further our outreach and communication channels. I shared the support and resources we offer GED learners and all “their untapped dreams” in this podcast. I was also proud to serve on a panel with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the very timely topic of skills-based learning. You can learn more about the thought leaders who participated in the Talent Forward series.

We will end the month strong with our first-ever GED Tech Apprenticeship™ Job Expo on October 26th in Los Angeles. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the GED Tech Apprenticeship™ program, meet our network of employers ready to hire GED grads and participate in interviews for jobs.

Let’s share the energy of our mission and end the quarter and the year strong! Let’s continue the momentum to help learners realize their dreams.

Lastly, we are happy to share that four new states will join the GED team. Learn more about them in the November issue of In Session.