What if a student wanted to go to school on the internet or at a local private trade school?
The program is limited to those educational institutions which are headquartered in Spokane. This would include the Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga, WSU, and Whitworth. This would not include private business or trade schools. Although such private trade schools make an important contribution to the community, and provide many trained graduates, the economic benefits to the community are best felt by those institutions which are totally locally based, with the revenues from education spent locally. This program is designed to benefit Spokane’s economic self interests.