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Strengthen your workforce and employee retention with Reach Higher: DirectComplete! This Oklahoma adult degree completion initiative focused on degree programs associated with Oklahoma’s 100 Critical Occupations list can help your company fill its workforce needs.

Join us as a workforce partner today!

We will leverage multiple funding sources to cover education costs for your employees to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in areas critical to your business.

  • Business Partners

    Business partners will provide $1,000 per semester for upfront tuition assistance or scholarships and flexible scheduling, and will work collaboratively with employees to select degree programs that meet your company’s workforce needs.

  • State Agencies

    State agencies will provide state financial aid, SNAP, WIOA education and training funds, childcare assistance and other support to eligible participants.

  • State Colleges and Universities

    State colleges and universities will devote emergency fund access, tuition waivers, book scholarships, and mentoring, coaching and tutoring services, as well as a Reach Higher: DirectComplete navigator to provide direct assistance to eligible students.

Our Target Audience

  • Students aged 25-49.

  • Income below $75,000.

  • Has completed at least 75% of coursework (45 credit hours) toward an associate degree.

  • Has completed at least 50% of coursework (60 credit hours) toward a baccalaureate degree.

  • Has a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous college coursework with all remedial work completed.

  • Enroll in a minimum of six credit hours each semester in courses that meet degree requirements and complete the degree within two to three years.

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What's in it for you?

  • Participating employees will seek and earn degrees critical to your company’s growth.

  • The Reach Higher: DirectComplete program can be  a recruiting and retention tool for your company and/or industry.

  • Reach Higher: DirectComplete may be incorporated into employment development plans.

  • Employees enjoy personal growth and build professional skills that can enhance productivity.

  • The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will collect data and report the many ways your investment strengthens businesses, employees, and Oklahoma’s economy.

Become A Workforce Partner

Our partners represent diverse communities and show how Oklahomans work together to create a rich and productive economy in our state.

Are you interested in becoming a Workforce Partner?

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