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.
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
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.