Why it Matters
How We Do It
Meet Your Team
The Goal of Greater Minds
We are a regional collaboration of the higher education and business communities that help working adults return to school and finish their degree or certificate. Our goal is to increase the proportion of residents in Spokane County with high-quality degrees or certificates from 40 percent to 60 percent by 2025.
How the Program Works
Through a neutral navigator, we help working adults evaluate options and identify opportunities, match their goals with the programs of local higher education institutions, and help them find the support they need to return to school.
Supporting Your Career Advancement Goals
Supporting the education of working adults opens doors to opportunity for our whole region. Adults who complete their degree or certificate can earn more money, advance their careers, and improve job security. Higher education institutions recruit new students and diversify their student base. Businesses improve company culture and gain a competitive edge. In short, an educated workforce means a healthy economy and thriving community.
Education Attainment Leadership
Dr. Christine Johnson, Community Colleges of Spokane – co-chair
Tom Johnson, STCU – co-chair
Education Attainment Advisory Organizations
Community Colleges of Spokane*
Eastern Washington University*
Greater Spokane Incorporated*
League of Education Voters
Spokane Public Schools
Spokane Area Workforce Development Council
*Also serves on the Education Attainment Guiding Team