HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS THREAD)–This week, Workforce Edge, a comprehensive employee education management platform within the Strategic Education, Inc. family of education services, announced a partnership with Six Flags Entertainment Corporation to provide all members of the team, including full-time and part-time. , and seasonal employees, with access to a network of degree and certificate programs. These include tuition discounts at both Capella University and Strayer University, as well as free access to Sophia Learning available to Capella or Strayer undergraduate students. Six Flags employees will be able to take advantage of benefits offered as a result of the Workforce Edge partnership that began on October 3, 2022.
“We are thrilled to support a household name brand like Six Flags with its investment in continuing education opportunities for its team members,” said Karl McDonnell, president and CEO of Strategic Education. “Through this partnership, Six Flags has secured a place as the market leader in employee benefits, positioning it as an attractive employer in the theme park entertainment space and helping to ensure that maintains a qualified workforce”.
For participating employees, Workforce Edge will serve as a single portal for Six Flags to administer benefits and help the company better understand the impact of its investment.
“We look forward to rolling out the Workforce Edge platform to all of our more than 35,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees so they can have access to affordable continuing education opportunities,” said Selim Bassoul, president and CEO. at Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. “We are proud to support our team members as they work towards their professional and personal success.”
Strategic Education supports more than 1,000 employer partners in their efforts to improve and retain their workforce and offers a suite of innovative education solutions to help employers stay one step ahead of their competition. Workforce Edge serves as a solution to help employers provide their workers with higher education options that are relevant, innovative and affordable. Since launch, Workforce Edge has partnered with 45 industry-leading employers to help administer education benefits.
Companies interested in partnering with Workforce Edge can visit https://www.workforceedge.com/ for more information.
About Strategic Education, Inc.
Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) (www.strategiceducation.com) is dedicated to helping advance economic mobility through higher education. We will primarily serve global working adult students through our core focus areas: 1) US Higher Education, including Strayer University and Capella University, each institutionally accredited, and collectively offer programs of Flexible and affordable associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, including Jack Welch Management. Strayer University Institute and non-degree web and mobile app development courses through Strayer University’s Hackbright Academy and Devmountain; 2) Educational Technology Services, developing and maintaining relationships with employers to create educational benefit programs that provide employees with access to affordable and industry-relevant training programs, certificates and degrees, including through Workforce Edge, a solution of full-service education benefits administration for employers, and Sophia Learning, which enables education benefit programs through low-cost general education-level online courses that ACE recommends for college credit; and 3) Australia/New Zealand, consisting of Torrens University, Think Education and Media Design School which collectively offer certificate and degree programs in Australia and New Zealand. This portfolio of high-quality, innovative, relevant and affordable programs and institutions helps our students prepare for success in today’s workforce and find a path to better their lives.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the largest regional theme park company in the world with 27 parks in the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 60 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, exciting water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.