Career Connect Washington is committed to equitable access and outcomes

Ensuring equitable access and outcomes for Washington students is core to the CCW strategy.

CCW’s vision is that every young adult in Washington will have multiple pathways toward economic self-sufficiency and fulfillment, strengthened by a comprehensive state-wide system for career connected learning.

In order for every young adult to succeed, we must intentionally focus on populations furthest from opportunity especially students of color, Indigenous students, low-income students, rural students, and students with disabilities.

We acknowledge that systemic racism has held students back, especially Black and Indigenous students, and we aspire to build an anti-racist system for career connected learning.

Program Map

This map depicts Career Connect Washington programs that have received funding through CCW Intermediary Grants. These grants fund the design and development of Career Explore, Career Prep, Career Launch Registered Apprenticeship, and Career Launch non-Registered Apprenticeship programs. After a program is developed and in the implementation phase, it is displayed on the CCW Program Directory, where young people can search for and access the opportunity.

If you would like to know more about programs in your area, please contact your local regional network or intermediary organization by visiting the partner organization page. Viewers can also download additional Program information (including contact information) using the “Data Table” tab of this map.

Career Connect Washington Outcomes Data

Over time, the outcomes data that you will be able to view here will include enrollment in Career Launch programs by demographic; completions by demographic; equitable spread of demographics by program, region, and industry; and employment and wage data for program participants.

For those student demographics subject to change over time, such as low-income status, data is taken from last known K-12 record provided by Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) or a snapshot in time based on first enrollment in a program.

Apprentice counts by occupation will not match apprentice totals by demographic due to demographic data requiring a match to OSPI K-12 records.

Geographic location — counts for Career Connect Washington (CCW) region are determined based on available data:

  • For data points taken from OSPI K12 records, last known HS enrollment is used to determine Educational Service District (ESD).
  • For Career Launch enrollment data not taken from OSPI K12 records location is determined by institution location.
  • For Apprenticeship data not taken from OSPI K12 records, ESD is determined by the apprentice’s Zip Code provided at time of registration.

Occupation groups are defined by the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) Code major groups:

  • Career Launch occupation groups are based on the Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) code and program title.
  • Apprenticeship occupations are provided at a detailed SOC code level and grouped by the associated major group.

Low Income status is determined in the following ways:

  • For Career Launch status is determined by the institution.
  • For OSPI and apprenticeship data OSPI K12 free/reduced-price lunch status is used, when records can be matched to OSPI data.

Previously reported Career Launch enrollment data was overstated because a few programs reported enrollment prior to official approval as Career Launch programs.  For these programs, students whose only enrollment occurred prior to program approval are no longer counted.

CCW’s equity goal is that race, income, geography, gender, citizenship status, and other demographics and student characteristics will no longer predict the outcomes of Washington’s students. Career Connect Washington will build a career connected learning system that enables students who participate in Career Explore, Career Prep, and Career Launch to complete programs, attain sustaining-wage entry-level jobs, and reach family-sustaining wage careers (across industries and occupations) at equitable rates across population demographics.

In order to measure against this equity goal, the CCW data and measurement cross-agency team used the Class of 2020 high school graduation cohort enrollment demographic data from OSPI to compare the enrollment of Registered Apprentices (RA) and Career Launch (CL) program participants during the 2019-2020 academic year. We will know that we have reached the equity goal each year if the distribution of the enrollment among the various demographic groups named in the legislation is at parity to the K-12 high school graduating cohort demographic distribution.