Career Connect Southwest
From the Governance Board

How does career connected learning work? Is this just for high school students in CTE classes?

Our partners at the King-Pierce Career Connected Learning Network want to introduce you to Luisa to share how it works!
Want to get involved with one of our Advisory Committees? Reach out to Vickei Hrdina to learn more about getting involved in our cradle-to-career initiatives.


Postsecondary Enrollment and Completion

Congratulations to Trout Lake School District and the 11 small schools in the newly forming SW WA Rural CTE Cooperative. With funding from CCW Round 10 and the support of Pacific Crest Innovation Academy and Ilwaco High School, two new CTE graduation pathways will open to students in cooperative districts in fall of 2023! More to come - get in touch with Melanie Walker to learn more.
Got an idea for a career explore, prep or launch program? Interested in finding out more about Pre-Apprenticeships? We have more funding opportunities! Sign up for our Lunch and Learns in May to hear more!

CCW Program Builder Funding Round 11

Mon, May 15 @ 11:30am - 12:30pm


Increased Participation in Career Connected Learning

Due to the partnership with our schools, business and postsecondary we are on track to exceed our goal of reaching 5,000 Southwest Washington students with career exploration and preparatory experiences.
2023 Civics Bee

New programs & partners funded by CCSW include:

Gorge MakerSpace
Mentoring all-female team to participate in the Marine and Technical Exploration Robotics ROV competition (June 26)
Developing Junior Guide training program and curriculum to support CCW framework
Vancouver Public Schools CTE
Staffing to establish paid work-based experiences for 11th and 12th graders
Hockinson High School
Reestablish the Career Guidance Center and provide postsecondary awareness events
Forest Youth Success (Stevenson-Carson School District)
Revising forestry curriculum to align to CCW framework and prepare for summer interns
Clark College
Healthcare career pathway exploration camp June 21-23
Clark College
CTE Pathway exploration day on April 18th
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White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF)
Regional Career Day for 6 rural high schools
Partners in Careers
STEM job shadowing and mentoring for opportunity youth in Clark and Klickitat counties
iUrban Teen
iCode and iSpy program launch in Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Chamber
Lemonade Day elementary entrepreneurship (June 6); SW WA Civics Bee (April 22)
Lower Columbia College (LCC)
Three on campus recruitment events to support first generation, BIPOC youth in enrolling in CTE programs


Rigorous STEM Experiences & Community Partnerships

Student internships are available from multiple programs and partners starting in May! Check out our Students Page for more information.
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