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Workplace Education

The Rio Salado College Workplace Education Program provides non-credit English language classes to school districts and GED® test preparation classes to organizations in Maricopa County at many Valley locations.
Since 2000, Workplace Education has served employees from more than 60 partnering organizations including the City of Phoenix, Bank of America, the Mayo Clinic, Banner Hospitals, Ranch Market, Casino Arizona, philosophy, Inc., AmSafe, and more.
We also offer English language classes to multiple schools including several charter schools and the Tempe, Fowler, and Tolleson Elementary School Districts. Classes are geared to employees and school children’s parents.

We Offer

  • English language classes to help improve English comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing skills
  • GED® test preparation classes
  • Onsite classes
  • Classes offered mornings, afternoons, or evenings

Employer Partner Benefits

  • Customized instruction to meet the needs of each organization
  • Comprehensive reporting that includes assessment results and attendance
  • Creates a more educated workforce
  • Improves organization customer service
  • Lowers employees turnover rates

School Partner Benefits

  • Supports the use of Title I funds
  • Addresses the educational components of No Child Left Behind
  • Contributes to improvements in academic performance
  • Allows the school to serve the community in an effective way

Contact Us

Program Director
Kate Packer, M.A., C.M.P.I.
kate.packer@riosalado.edu
480-377-4184

Instructional Coach and
Community Liaison

Michael Turner, M.A.
michael.turner@riosalado.edu
480-377-4187

Instructional Coach and Community Liaison
Temecka Russell, M.Ed.
temecka.russell@riosalado.edu
480-377-4186

Why Choose Rio