She needs to stay local. No employers who pay for college.
What are your local companies? It is harder with the young adult not sure what she wants to work as but if there are apprenticeship, those might be worth it more than a regular full time job. I had a dental hygienist apprenticeship after high school while waiting for college to start. It wasn't what I am suited for but I did pick up some useful skills and I was paid.
All the tech companies my husband and I worked for has education reimbursement as well as scholarships but it is not advertised as it is on a case by case approval. People get their AA then BSc/BEng that way. The most tightwad company I worked for reimbursed for trade certification costs (course fees and exams to a decent limit).
Do you have Target in your area? Here Target and Starbucks heavily advertised tuition help for employees.
Furthering your career sometimes means furthering your education. The Target Tuition Reimbursement Program helps eligible team members pay for job-related courses at accredited technical schools, colleges or universities."https://corporate.ta...career-benefits
IKEA is another one that advertised education assistance for employees.
"• education assistance - If applicable, you
may be entitled to Education Assistance, which
means we will reimburse an agreed amount of the
cost of education fees, including course fees and approved text books, on the successful completion of each unit/course module/course.
• study leave - We offer two days paid study leave per calendar year for the purposes of exam preparation, exam attendance or assignment completion. Extended unpaid leave of up to two weeks may be taken for the same purpose."http://www.ikea.com/...ts_brochure.pdf