A natural convergence of Graduation Alliance’s Alternative Education and Exploration & Planning solutions, the Workforce Diploma Initiative is delivered in partnership with public-sector economic development agencies, private-sector corporate leadership and participating institutions of higher education and training. In a time of vast political partisanship, it’s a civically viable educational and economic initiative upon which both sides of the aisle can agree.
That’s because the program is designed to lift up only those participants who fully engage in their education and training. And a unique pay-for-performance model ensures public investment directly serves those individuals who are most likely to complete the program and go on to benefit the greater community.
The average expense of program participation for one year? Less than half the current per public student average of $13,000. Program costs include:
Despite the tremendous system of support, the Workforce Diploma is not an easy path to graduation. Participants in the program will be expected to embrace their renewed opportunity to complete a high school diploma as a gift from their community — an investment that comes with an expectation of a lifelong return. Once accepted into the program, participants must remain fully engaged in order to remain enrolled; those who do not will be quickly replaced with participants eager to take advantage of the opportunity.