“Gov. Jay Inslee and state education officials are trying to help by designating $110 million to promote vocational and technical education.

The money is worth it, and lawmakers should not hesitate to support this part of Inslee’s proposed state budget.

It will fund programs designed to connect students of all ages to careers they probably don’t know exist. The money will help boost apprenticeship programs at the high school level, and give students a chance to gain experience in a technical field before they graduate.

We’re talking hands-on experience with employers who are looking to fill jobs.”

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