Congratulations to the latest CCW partners!
In mid-September, we announced the selection of our regional partners who will be continuing the work of Career Connect Washington. After a rigorous application process, a cohort of regional networks and intermediary organizations have been named to expand career-connected learning programs across Washington.
Regional Networks are the key to scaling career connected learning statewide and will play an integral role in convening and managing regional, cross-industry partnerships that will lead to expansion of opportunities for Washington youth.
The following organizations have been named Career Connect Regional Networks. Congratulations to:
- Workforce Snohomish (Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties)
- North Central Educational Service District 171 (Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties)
- Educational Service District 112 (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties)
- Educational Service District 105 (Kittitas, Yakima, Grant and Klickitat counties)
- Capital Region Educational Service District 113 (Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties)
- Washington State STEM Education Foundation (Walla Walla, Benton, Franklin, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties)
- Washington Alliance for Better Schools (King and Pierce counties)
- South Kitsap School District # 402 (Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties)
- Greater Spokane Incorporated (Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman counties)
Career Connect intermediaries bridge connections between industry and educators to create and scale Career Launch, Preparation, and Awareness/Exploration programs. We received applications for twice as much grant funding as available so applicants who were not selected in Round 1 will be able to revise and re-submit their proposals in Round 2. All interested in receiving updates regarding funding rounds should sign up on www.careerconnectwa.org.
The following organizations have been named Intermediaries in Round 1. Congratulations to:
- SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund (Healthcare, Manufacturing)
- South Central WDC (Manufacturing)
- Spokane WDC (Hospitality, Manufacturing)
- North Central WDC (Information Technology)
- Washington Alliance for Better Schools (Information Technology)
- Olympic Educational Service District 114 (Construction, Marine Manufacturing)
- ANEW/RPAC (Construction)
- Computing for All (Information Technology)
- Workforce Southwest (Healthcare, Manufacturing)
- Independent Technicians Automotive Committee (Automotive)
We look forward to working with these organizations in reaching the goal of 60% of students in the class of 2030 completing Career Launch and 100% of students completing Career Preparations, Awareness and Exploration.