President Obama recently said, “At a time when our kids are competing with kids in China and India, the best job qualification you can have is a college degree or advanced training.”
Here’s a program that is helping low-income students in Washington State earn college credits and get job training. I-BEST (stands for Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) helps students complete what is considered a tipping point of 45 credits. A 2-year pilot study shows these students were 5 times more likely to earn college credits than traditional basic skills students and 15 times more likely to complete workforce training.
Watch the video to learn more about the program.