UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.
On August 15, Working Scholars—a community-funded program that helps California residents earn a college degree at no cost—celebrated its first class of 18 graduates in Mountain View. The milestone comes just two and a half years after Study.com created the program to upskill local workforces and combat economic inequality. Students in the program complete college courses on Study.com and transfer the credits to Thomas Edison State University, which bestows their degree. Working Scholars launched in Mountain View in January 2017 and has since expanded to San Francisco, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, East Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Perris, and the Ravenswood School District. Click here to learn more.
We applaud this milestone and look forward to future success stories from the Working Scholars program. Last year, the city of Perris, California, partnered with Study.com to launch Civic Scholars, a no-cost college degree program for city employees, which is highlighted in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers. Click here to learn more about college degree programs in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers.
Tweet “[Working Scholars] is an incredible model to help people achieve their dream of a college degree, a door that is shut for far too many these days.” -Jaime Fall (@Jaimen8r), director @upskillamerica.
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