We’re excited to announce the fifth round of Career Connect Washington program intermediary grantees, which bridge the connection between industry and educators to create and scale Career Launch, Career Prep, and Career Explore programs. Thank you to all applicants for their submissions and the hard work they put forward to develop application materials.

We would like to extend our congratulations to the applicants who were selected in Round 5 to develop career connected learning programs:

  • Computing for All – Cybersecurity Career Launch (King/Pierce)
  • Whatcom Community College –Computer Information Systems Career Launch (Northwest Region)
  • Olympic Educational Service District –Maritime Career Launch (Clallam)
  • WSU Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine – Health Care Career Prep (Stevens)
  • Thurston County Chamber of Commerce – Construction Trades Career Prep (Thurston)
  • Seattle Goodwill Industries – STEM Fields Career Explore (Kitsap)
  • Western Washington University – Green Economy Career Launch (Okanogan)

We would also like to announce awardees for Career Connect Washington Intermediary COVID-19 Response funding to supplement existing resources to ensure that programs are able to serve as engines of economic recovery while providing instruction safely and equitably, especially as barriers to participation in career connected learning commonly experienced by students are further exacerbated by COVID-19. Funding will be used to virtualize programming, increase access to technology, increase employer outreach, and support vulnerable participants.

  • Columbia Basin College: Agriculture & Nuclear Technology Career Launch programs
  • West Sound STEM: Controls Technology Registered Apprenticeships
  • Skagit Valley College: Marine Maintenance Technology Career Launch
  • iTAC: Automotive Technicians Registered Apprenticeships
  • Carpenters Training Trust: Carpentry Apprenticeship Preparation Program
  • Computing for All: Computer and Software Technician Career Launch
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology: Diesel Technology Career Launch
  • Washington Alliance for Better Schools: Healthcare (3 Career Launch programs) and Full Stack Developer Career Launch

Congratulations to all, and we look forward to continuing our work with you to build career connected learning programs for Washington students.

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