Helping Low-Income Students Earn College Credits, Complete Workforce Training

I-Best Video

I-Best Video

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.

ED Staff