Before beginning to adopt any new practices, it is important to consider what you are currently doing to support your employees in completing a degree or pursing continuing education opportunities that strengthen the skill set of your workforce. The checklist below has been used by others to effectively gauge the health of current practices.
|How Your Company Supports Higher Education||Check Completed Tasks|
|ENCOURAGE: Emphasize the importance of college completion in the workplace|
|Incorporate a philosophy of educational attainment into your business mission or vision statement.|
|Create a career development path for employees that have a focus on degree attainment.|
|Ensure that promotions and transfers consider education and continued learning.|
|EDUCATE AND ENGAGE: Empower employees to be smart consumers and to navigate the systems of education attainment|
|Establish a College Tuition Reimbursement Program and other financial support programs.|
|Offer a flexible work environment.|
|Create a mentorship program for attainment by inviting someone at your company to become a College Advocate Mentor.|
|ADVOCATE: Become an advocate for your employees in their education attainment efforts|
|Provide access to the Greater Minds program to work with your business to support and provide information and services related to post-secondary education opportunities.|
|Assist in identifying certificate or degree programs to meet the educational goals of your business.|
|Offer workshops for employees with information on how to get started, persist and finish their education.|
|Connect your employees to information on financial aid including FASFA, grants, scholarships and how to access student loans.|
Be a Greater Minds Partner.
Connect with a Greater Minds Navigator today!
Our Navigator will work with your Human Resources department to provide you and your employees’ information and services related to postsecondary education opportunities and help guide you and your employees through the process.
Jodi Strote, Education Attainment Navigator
P: 509.321.3623 | Jstrote@greaterspokane.org