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 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 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.
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.
Are you interested in becoming a Workforce Partner?
Fill out the form to request more information.