“As business leaders and teachers, we know that people learn differently and work differently. And just as businesses need a diversity of skill sets, students need more than one career pathway after high school. In a recent public survey, 75 percent of Washington residents believe students need more exposure to on-the-job learning opportunities.

“Students and families are eager to combine classroom learning with work-based experiences that will help them explore their options for life after high school. Students who are provided the opportunity to “test drive” multiple careers are better able to identify the path that fits them.”

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