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Graduate America Priority 1 Program


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Graduate America Priority 1 (GAP1) is dedicated to providing every American community with a measurable, community-based, employer-supported program to help this country lead the world in higher education degree rates by 2020. This program is targeted at the 40,000,000 American adults who have never pursued a college degree or those who possess some higher education but lack degrees required by today’s employers.

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Graduate America Priority 1 Program

  1. 1.<br />America Is In Trouble…<br />
  2. 2.<br />WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 26, 2011 - Rep. John Kline, Chairman of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee confirmed that unemployment remains above 9 percent and 14.5 million Americans remain unemployed.<br />Source: Education & The Workforce Committee Website / Press Releases <br />
  3. 3.<br />We Need Your Help!<br />This is something that affects each Community in our Nation. <br />The Simple Truth is…<br />
  4. 4. The USA Is NOT Workforce Ready!<br />According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, America has dropped from 1st in the world to 12th…with only 40% of U.S. adults deemed to be “workforce ready.”<br /><br />
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  7. 7.<br />We Have A Leak In The Process…<br />With 100 students entering the educational process, over 40% have started and dropped-out, or never pursued a postsecondary degree.<br />
  8. 8.<br />The Solution:<br />Execute the measurable, community-based, employer-supported program, developed by Missouri-based Graduate America Priority 1, targeted at getting 40,000,000 American Adults back into School.<br />This program includes Three Key Components:<br />Employee Sponsors<br />American Adults Seeking Advancement or Entrance into the Workforce<br />The GAP1 “Workforce Ready 2020” Program<br />
  9. 9.<br />Employer Sponsors<br />Your Investment in this Program NOW increases the Value of Your Assets tomorrow…<br />Call-to-Action:<br />Invest $250 (or more) to Train 2 Adult College Candidates.<br />Share this Educational Opportunity with your Employees and their Families or your Community.<br />Your Benefit:<br /><ul><li>Add an Educational Program to your Employee Benefit Package.
  10. 10. Directly impact the community with newly-educated citizens who are “Workforce Ready.”
  11. 11. Recognition in all Promotional & Marketing Materials.
  12. 12. Approved Usage of Sponsor Emblem.
  13. 13. Participation in the “Workforce Ready by 2020 National Conference.”</li></ul>Sponsor Levels:<br />Sponsor: $250 – Trains 2 Adults<br />Advisor - $1250 – Trains 10 Adults <br />Executive: - $2500 – Trains 20 Adults<br />College Captain - $5000 – Trains 40 Adults<br />
  14. 14.<br />American Adult Workforce<br />If you’re one of the 40,000,000 American Adults who have some college and no degree or no college at all, now is the time to make a change in your life…<br />Call-to-Action:<br />Obtain the GAP1 Educational Seminar information from a participating Sponsor.<br />Enroll in the GAP1 “Workforce Ready 2020” Program.<br />Provide Periodic Updates on your progress to GAP1 until Graduation.<br />Share what you’ve learned - “Each One Teach One”<br />Your Benefit:<br /><ul><li>Learn about the abundant Career and Educational Opportunities for Adult Students.
  15. 15. Earn a College Education.
  16. 16. Increase your capability to be more competitive in the Job Market by qualifying for positions that require a higher education.
  17. 17. Increase your potential for earning a higher salary.</li></ul>“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning." - Christopher Morley<br />
  18. 18.<br />Workforce Ready 2020 Program<br />GAP1 provides the support and resources for American Adults to pursue a Higher Education. <br />Call-to-Action:<br />Teach Adults about the Occupational Programs available at Colleges and Trade Schools.<br />Educate Adults about the Financial resources available for Higher Education programs.<br />Connect College Candidates to the Institutions and Private Programs that support their interest.<br />Monitor the Progress of Adults participating in the Program to help validate our Nation’s progress to achieving our 2020 goal.<br />Program Benefit:.<br /><ul><li>Reduction in National Unemployment Figures.
  19. 19. Impact Earning Potential of American Adults.
  20. 20. Increase Community and National Economic Outlook.</li></ul>“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. “John Quincy Adams<br />“I want to help people better themselves and their financial situations by finding careers that are more than jobs.”Rick Sandvig – GAP1 TraineeAssisting 4 Adults<br />
  21. 21.<br />The Impact of Just One Community… <br />If we follow the CEO’s for Cities Talent Divided model that each additional percentage point improvement in aggregate adult four-year college attainment is associated with a $763 increase in annual per capita income, we can estimate the economic impact this will have on St. Charles County Missouri.<br />335,367People in St. Charles County Missouri<br />X $763.00 The average Per Capita Increase Per Adult Educated$255,885.021.00 In Potential Revenue<br />This equation reflects a simple 1% increase in Adult Degrees. GAP1 and the National Goal for this same region is actually a 2% annual increase or a half billion dollar impact to St. Charles County.  Raising the national median of the top 51 Metro areas from 29.4 to 30.4 percent would be associated with an increase in income of $124 billion per year for the Nation!<br />
  22. 22.<br />Get Started Doing Your Part…<br />To Register as a Sponsor or an upcoming Seminar, or to simply learn more about our progress in preparing the USA to be “Workforce Ready by 2020”, visit our website at:<br /><br />Or Contact our Public Relations Coordinator at:<br />Julie Eudy<br />Golden Services Group<br />P.O. Box 689<br />St. Peters, MO 63376<br />PH: 636-379-1750<br />Email:<br />FIND US ONLINE<br />Graduate America Priority 1<br />GAP1org<br />Graduate America Priority 1<br />