Making Good on a Promise to Mom, and Himself

By Brian Poland
June 10, 2016
Associate Jason Thackston in front of the DC

Jason Thackston was ecstatic to start working at a Walmart distribution center in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, nearly six years ago. He’d worked a variety of jobs before but, having never earned his high school diploma, felt his chances for advancement were limited. With Walmart, he saw opportunity – a career path.

That opportunity, combined with Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School program, and a promise he made to his mother at her hospital bedside, motivated him to unlock his full potential. Jason’s mother passed away shortly after, but he kept his promise and – as you’ll see in this video – the results have been transformative.

Career Online High School is one of many offerings we provide associates through Lifelong Learning, Walmart’s continuing education program. Jason’s story is why we do what we do, and serves as an inspiration to all of us.