The idea is simple. Since you need education to get a job and you need a job to get money. I thought. Why not combine both education and work. With education and jobs online it is not an impossible task.
So the idea is for someone like the goverment or business to create a range of online jobs for people to apply for. They don’t need to be all that complicated. The important thing is that there are plenty of such starter jobs.
Combining education with work will make the education part take a longer time. But considering the drop out rate of online courses I think you need the motivation. For instance people don’t have the same dropout rate from work. So with smart online education I think this could work.
The important thing here is that your not away from the work community. Simply education only will not give you this.