It is our pleasure to announce that nine organizations have been selected to lead their regions in expansion of career connected learning in the 2021-2023 biennium. The competitive process was open to all qualified applicants within the nine regions that correspond to Educational Service District areas.

We are delighted that the selected organizations and their partners will build on the successes of the past two years to continue providing young Washingtonians with opportunities to explore, prep, and launch into careers.

The role of each Regional Network is to convene and manage cross-industry, cross-sector partnerships that will lead to the expansion of career connected learning (CCL) opportunities that meet their region’s needs; to develop regional strategies to pursue growth of CCL programs; serve as primary point-of-contact for career connected learning within their region, use data to inform regional strategies for equitable access to career connected learning, and other responsibilities.

Congratulations to:

  • Capital Region Educational Service District 113 – Counties: Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Pacific
  • Greater Spokane Incorporated – Counties: Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman
  • Educational Service District 105  Counties: Kittitas, Yakima, Grant, and Klickitat
  • Educational Service District 112 – Counties: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum
  • North Central ESD 171 – Counties: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan
  • South Kitsap School District # 402 – Counties: Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam
  • Washington Alliance for Better Schools – Counties: King and Pierce
  • Washington State STEM Education Foundation – Counties: Walla Walla, Benton, Franklin, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin
  • Northwest Educational Service District 189 – Counties: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom

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