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Career Launch programs are the most intensive type of career connected learning. They are designed to position young adults to enter promising careers. These programs combine meaningful, high-quality on-the-job experience with aligned classroom learning. This integrated experience allows students to emerge as competitive job candidates who have a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma. This includes registered apprenticeships and Career Launch programs in the K-12, CTC, and 4-year systems.

We aim to ensure that 60% of young adults beginning in the class of 2030 will participate in a Career Launch program.

  • Registered apprenticeships
  • CTC programs with required work-based learning
  • CTE that meets credential and work-based learning requirements
  • 4-year program with required work-based learning

Do you have a program that may qualify as Career Launch?  Apply here to have it endorsed!

SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS: PROGRAM EXAMPLES

SEH America- Clark College

“Salveta is one of five students enrolled in Manufacturing Career Launch, a pilot career-training program between SEH America and Clark College. Key players in the program hope it will serve as a blueprint for future apprenticeships in the region’s growing advanced manufacturing sector.

“That’s critical to the region, which right now faces a massive workforce shortage in the high-tech field, according to the Southwest Washington STEM Network. An estimated 81 percent of new jobs in these high growth fields will require a post-secondary certification, credential or degree, yet only a third of area students who start high school each fall are expected to earn one.”  Read more in The Columbian.

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Connecting young people with high-wage careers and the education and training opportunities to get those jobs. Watch more.

SEH America

Through a partnership with business and schools, local high school graduates are embarking on a career path to high-tech jobs. Watch more here: SEH A Manufacturing Career Launch Pilot 2018

WTIA Apprenti

Apprenti combines paid on-the-job training and education for placement in a high-skill occupation. We worked with the tech industry to identify mid-tier jobs ready to be filled by highly competent people — regardless of educational background. With seven occupations filed nationally, tech apprenticeship is now available in every state. Read more here.

 


If you are a business or educator with an effective program we could include as a “Spotlight on Success” email us at info@careerconnectwa.org.

Please use the form below to contact us. You do not need to submit a message; however, please do fill in the “Subject” field to give us a better idea of your interest in Career Connect Washington. Thank you!


Please use the form below to contact us. You do not need to submit a message; however, please do fill in the “Subject” field to give us a better idea of your interest in Career Connect Washington. Thank you!