Our Networks

The Columbia River STEM Network was formed to provide opportunities tailored for students in the communities of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum county regions.

Columbia River STEM Network

Partnerships between businesses and schools in Cowlitz County have always been strong. In 2017, as the regional network began to grow, more and more businesses expressed an interest in partnering with schools to make work-related learning a regional priority.

The industry sectors that are in growth in the Cowlitz and Wahkiakum county regions are unique, and the Columbia River STEM Network was formed to provide opportunities tailored for students in these specific communities. The Cowlitz Business Education Connection promotes relationships between business and education, provides scholarships for local students and works to strengthen the future pipeline of workers in Cowlitz County.

Cowlitz & Wahkiakum County  Educational, Business and Community Partners

Leadership

The Columbia River STEM Network is led by a cross-sector board of professionals dedicated to STEM-driven, career related learning. For the 2019-2021 school years, this group will be led by CTE directors from area schools as well as:

Eric Nerison

Superintendent, Kalama Schools

Bill Marcum

President & CEO, Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Team Meeting Minutes

March 2020

June 2020

September 2020