New Benefits Include GED Completion and English Language Courses
Building on an already robust menu of education benefits, Orlando Health is rolling out opportunities for team members to complete their high school diploma and enhance their English language skills.
Through a new program called Career Online High School, Orlando Health team members who have not completed their high school diploma will be able to earn a general equivalency diploma (GED). The 16-month program is self-paced with a success coach assigned to each participant. Orlando Health will pay for the program so team members will have no out-of-pocket costs.
For team members looking to improve their English language skills, Orlando Health is introducing My Time English. This new program is a self-paced, 12-month online course, with 180 videos that bring language to life, more than 400 speech recognition activities to build listening and speaking skills, and more. My Time English is also offered at no cost to Orlando Health team members.
“We’re very excited that our team members will be able to take advantage of these new education benefits that go above and beyond the traditional tuition reimbursement benefits we already offer,” says Wendy Reynolds, MHRM, PHR, senior director of benefits at Orlando Health. “These new programs will set our team members up for success as they look for opportunities to grow at Orlando Health.”
Career Online High School and My Time English will be administered by EdAssist for Bright Horizons, which has helped Orlando Health establish a host of education benefits, including tuition reimbursement and a Preferred Education Program that allows team members to pursue an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate at institutions like Valencia College, Seminole State College and more.
“Today employers like Orlando Health realize they need to meet employees where they are in their educational journey. They have demonstrated a commitment to invest in their work force by offering progressive programs like My Time English and Career Online High School to provide the opportunity for employees to gain the skills they need to be successful.” said Dr. Jill Buban, vice president and general manager of EdAssist for Bright Horizons.
Full time and part time Orlando Health team members will be able to take advantage of Career Online High School and My Time English beginning on September 26, 2022.
EdAssist by Bright Horizons is a leading provider of workforce education solutions, reaching more than seven million adult learners through partnerships with more than 200 of the world’s largest employers to deliver high-quality, affordable education programs designed to recruit, retain, and grow talent. In collaboration with over 200 postsecondary institutions in the U.S., EdAssist designs strategic education benefits programs that help build a talent pipeline for in-demand roles, fill skill gaps, and help companies develop the workforce necessary to innovate, grow, and compete in the global economy.