Rise Program: UHC Partners With Goodwill To Give Back

United Healthcare and Goodwill are joining forces for a common goal. Goodwill, is an American nonprofit 501 organization that provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who have barriers preventing them from otherwise obtaining a job. United Healthcare, a well-known health care company offers health care products and insurance services. What could these two companies be teaming up for? Giving back to the community with the Rise Program.

UHC & Goodwill Partnership

Both companies appeared on WHAS ABC announcing their joint venture to help people get back on their feet in the Kentucky area. Recently UHC donated $90,000  grant to the Goodwill Rise program. This program designed to help individuals take their careers to new heights with an accredited high school diploma. Recently 107 people graduated from this program who are working full-time jobs. Devone Holt, Goodwill industries of KY, had this to say about the partnership.  ” we really have focused on a mission that is driven by the work we do in the stores with partners like United Healthcare designed to reintegrate the workforce.” Those in the program take high school courses online and receive face to face employability skills and financial literacy training in a classroom setting.

Benefits Of The Rise Program

The Rise program has many benefits, such as the transfer of completed credits to existing modules. As well as receiving a high school diploma, participants can also receive a career certificate in the following fields:

  • Food & Hospitality
  • Retail Customer Service
  • Office Management
  • Professional Skills
  • Child Care and Education
  • Transportation Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Certified Protection Officer
  • Hospitality
  • Home Care Professional

How To Be Eligible For Rise

To be eligible for the program there are a few requirements. One is that the participant must be 17 years or older. The participant must also have less than a high school diploma or GED. They must be employed and willing to maintain communication with a success coach. Must be willing to complete weekly online coursework. Participate in all assigned employability skills training and classes. Finally, they must participate in all assigned financial literacy courses.

The Rise program can certainly help those who might have faced circumstances that have set them back. But Goodwill with the help of partners like UHC, has made it possible to overcome some of those obstacles. To learn more about the rise program you can visit their website at https://hotgoodwill.org/services/rise-program/.  Those interested in applying can do so here.