Greater Minds is an initiative of Greater Spokane Inc., the Spokane region’s business development organization.

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*
Excelerate Success*
Greater Spokane Incorporated*
League of Education Voters
Pearson Packaging
Spokane County*
Spokane Public Schools
Spokane Area Workforce Development Council
Whitworth University*

*Also serves on the Education Attainment Guiding Team

It’s your turn to return and finish your degree

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