Tyson Foods is the largest protein company in the U.S., employing more than 122,000 people, most of whom are front-line workers in their plants, with more than 40 different countries typically represented at each plant location.
Language and cultural barriers, along with varying levels of education and limited access to social resources, have created challenges at home and at work for some of Tyson's team members. Things many of us take for granted, like opening a bank account or filling out a form, can be daunting obstacles.
To address these challenges, in 2016 Tyson partnered with adult education providers and nonprofits to launch a workplace education pilot which offered front line team members free access to classes in English, high school equivalency, U.S. citizenship, and training on other life skills. The results were amazing! Read the full story that was featured in Forbes HERE.
Tyson and COABE are partners on the Adult Learning XPrize communities competition.