NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that Credentialed Work-Based Learning was named a Merit Finalist award recipient in the 2016 Community Partnership Award competition.
Since 2000, Wisconsin-based GPS Education Partners (GPS) has been committed to putting high school juniors and seniors securely on the path to success in high-demand, well-paying careers. Recently, GPS launched Credentialed Work-Based Learning, a 24-month program that provides students with immersive, state-of-the-art technical education and training at exclusive education centers, located onsite at manufacturing facilities and staffed by state-licensed instructors, plus structured, relevant apprenticeships with individual skills coaches and mentors.
This ground-breaking program accelerates education and careers in a unique collaboration that brings together school districts looking to increase the success of their students; technical colleges that strive to build a pipeline of prepared students; and manufacturing businesses seeking to close the employment gap by mentoring and nurturing potential new hires.
"The core of the Credentialed Work-Based Learning program is preparing young people for success with a solid education, a career plan with purpose and employability skills for life," said Stephanie Borowski, President and CEO. "Today, 100% of our graduates earn industry-recognized certificates, and 80% who pursue advanced manufacturing careers are hired by companies at which they were trained."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 210 partnerships from cities and towns across America. To watch videos of all of the national award-winning programs, visit the official YouTube channel for the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award.
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.