Meeting the Career Development Needs of all of Southwest Washington’s Youth

As business leaders and educators in Washington state come together to ensure youth develop the necessary skills to participate in the 21st-century economy, regional leadership and oversight of career and work-based learning activities is essential to ensure quality, equal access and accountability. When business and educators work together in a systematic and focused way, they can develop a strong workforce and in turn develop a strong economic future for their community.

We organize our programming and support along the Washington Career Connected Learning Framework, which begins in kindergarten and supports students through high school and into their chosen career pathway. A critical component in this work is an engaged employer base and community partners that provide expertise and mentoring, as well as work-related learning experiences.

Awareness

Awareness

Career Awareness happens in the classroom and is connected directly to student learning.

Exploration

Exploration

Career Exploration provides opportunities for students to consider the vast range of employment opportunities in their community and beyond.

Preparation

Preparation

Internships and apprenticeships, both paid and for school credit, are critical to help build social capital and transition from high school to career.

Launch

Launch

Career Launch is a certified partnership that develops an earn-as-you-learn model to support youth out of secondary school.

Upcoming Events

Jun
2
Tue
2020
all-day Virtual Career Panel: Constructi...
Virtual Career Panel: Constructi...
Jun 2 all-day
Please join us in an exciting series of virtual panels where industry experts answer your pre-submitted questions. All Middle and High School students are welcome. Submit your questions for the Construction and Engineering virtual career[...]
Jun
9
Tue
2020
all-day Virtual Career Panel: Human Health
Virtual Career Panel: Human Health
Jun 9 all-day
Please join us in an exciting series of virtual panels where industry experts answer your pre-submitted questions. All Middle and High School students are welcome. Submit your questions for the Human Health virtual career panel[...]
Jun
16
Tue
2020
all-day Virtual Career Panel: Technology...
Virtual Career Panel: Technology...
Jun 16 all-day
Please join us in an exciting series of virtual panels where industry experts answer your pre-submitted questions. All Middle and High School students are welcome. Submit your questions for the Technology and High Tech Manufacturing[...]