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Workplace Education

Providing English language and GED® test preparation classes to business and school employees and others is the purpose behind Rio Salado College's Workplace Education program.

Workplace English Language Classes

Rio Salado's English language classes focus on improving English comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills. These non-credit classes are typically attended by employees and often, to students' parents when it's taught at schools.

English classes information

Workplace GED Test Preparation Classes

Rio Salado's GED test preparation classes prepare employees and others who want to pursue a high school equivalency diploma through the GED test. The classes focus on science, social studies, and math and language reasoning.

GED test preparation information

Rio Salado Testing Services

Did you know that Rio Salado College annually administers an average 60,000 various tests, including the GED® test? Testing is available for Phoenix-area businesses, organizations, students and safety personnel at multiple locations in metro Phoenix.

Rio Salado Testing Services

School Partner Benefits

Schools that use Rio Salado workplace education benefit in these ways:

  • Supports the use of Title I funds
  • Contributes to improvements in academic performance
  • Effective school community service

Employer Partner Benefits

Businesses and organizations that use Rio Salado workplace education benefit in these ways:

  • Customized instruction to meet the needs of your organization
  • Comprehensive reporting, including assessment results and attendance
  • Creates a more educated workforce
  • Improves your organization's customer service communication abilities
  • Lowers employees turnover rates
  • Class times can be scheduled morning, afternoon or evening
  • Classes taught onsite at your organization

Flexible Class Times at Your Location

Flexible class time options have helped make this program popular since its start in 2000. Classes are also conducted onsite at an organization's place of business.

More than 60 diverse Phoenix-area organizations and schools have partnered with the Workplace Education program over the years, including:

  • The City of Phoenix
  • Bank of America
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Banner Hospitals
  • Ranch Market
  • Casino Arizona
  • Charter schools
  • Tempe, Fowler and Tolleson Elementary School districts

Contact Us for More Information

Kate Smith

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

Corey Pruitt

Instructional Coach and Community Liaison
Michael Turner, M.A.
michael.turner@riosalado.edu
480-377-4187

Todd Simmons

Instructional Coach and Community Liaison
Paula Baker, M.S.
paula.baker@riosalado.edu
480-377-4186