Dangling a college offer, one rural town tries to hang on to its work force

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Christian Science Monitor

Nov 8, 1:00 AM

Dangling a college offer, one rural town tries to hang on to its work force

Under the new program, a business would partner with a high school senior who is interested in a one- or two-year technical degree. The business would pay 60 percent of his or her college costs and Forward Devils Lake, the area’s economic development corporation, would kick in another 20 percent. In exchange, the student would agree to work for the sponsoring company for three years.

Tags: workforce development

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