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Consider This: Returning to school could change your life.

  • Finishing your degree or certificate can lead to a more fulfilling career, higher income, improved job security, and higher quality of life.
  • College graduates have higher job retention rates than non-graduates.
  • Youth who live in a home where an adult has completed a college degree are three times more likely to also attend college and get a degree.

How the Program Works

A community is here to support your journey. Through one-on-one navigation, a dedicated professional will assist you in evaluating career and opportunities and match your goals with programs available at local higher education institutions, and help you find the support needed to return to school.

  • Greater Minds can help you search for possible scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial aid to help you return to school.
  • Our local higher education community is committed to supporting working adults return to school. They can help you apply and enroll in classes that fit your busy schedule.
  • We work with your employer to identify tuition reimbursement or other incentives that are available to you.

Start from Anywhere

It’s easy to begin your journey and start the process to complete your degree or certificate. It doesn’t matter how far you got in your education—if you had just started a degree or certificate or if you were close to graduating. It doesn’t matter if it’s been a few years or a few decades. We will help you get started from wherever you are.

Contact Matthew Himlie, Career Connect Specialist to get started.

Did You Know?

  • There are 36 million individuals in the United States with some college credit but no degree. Many stopped out because of a mismatch with the college or university they started attending, difficulties balancing family and life issues with school, finances or debt. Now, they are barred from many jobs with good pay that require a college credential, their children have no role models for college completion at home, and they may still carry the stigma of failure.
  • Increasing the number of adults with degrees has a generational multiplier effect: When an adult earns a degree the youth in their household are three times more likely to finish high school, go to college and earn a degree themselves.
  • 65% of all jobs require college education. Time is running out for regions relying solely on a K-12 pipeline, and not all cities are magnets for recent college grads. Working adults immediately infuse the regional talent shed with their new skills and expertise.
  • There is an estimated 86,000 working adults in Spokane County who have started some form of college education but have not completed a degree or certificate.

Greater Minds News

July 14, 2021

Did you know that nearly one million working-aged adults in our state have not finished the courses needed to earn a credential? If you are...
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June 1, 2020

Money IS available for adult learners — you just have to know where to look! Here are some strategies for a successful scholarship hunt: 1....
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May 29, 2020

Per Washington STEM‘s annual STEM by the Numbers report, the following industries and jobs in the Eastern Region continue to offer meaningful career opportunities for local...
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For more information or details on how you can get involved, contact our Education and Talent Team.

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