General Education Development (GED)
In 2005, Facilities Management and the Housing Division recognized an interest from employees who were eager to earn their GED (General Education Development).
Through an arrangement with Charlottesville City Schools’ Adult Learning Center, employees now have the unique opportunity to attend GED preparatory classes on Grounds.
In addition to the sense of personal achievement gained through earning a GED, increased literacy helps employees become more independent on the job and improves their ability to read and understand labels and directions, enhancing employee safety.
GED enrollment for the Sept.-June academic year occurs in August. Since class attendance is required during working hours, employees interested in GED classes must seek their supervisor’s approval.
Each year, Human Resources & Training notifies employees of the GED class enrollment period and deadlines. It is at this time that the supervisor must review the FM Education and Training Agreement Form with the employee and ensure that expectations and responsibilities are clearly communicated.
Following discussion, both the supervisor and employee must sign the agreement form and return it to Human Resources & Training. Past participants must re-enroll each year. Employees are then registered for class, as space allows, based upon the receipt of their education and training agreement.