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Governor Inslee announces new Career Connect Washington Task Force

Governor's Summit on Connected LearningThe first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning in Redmond drew over 1,200 participants Wednesday as business, industry, education, and community leaders came together to discuss next steps to help more Washington young people prepare for high-demand careers. 

The Summit was the culmination of an 18-month National Governors Association Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning co-led by the Office of the Governor and the state’s Workforce Board.

The Policy Academy, which encompassed 70 organizations, arrived at seven key policies to focus on, addressing the need for more business mentors; strengthened education and career planning that starts before high school; expanded access to apprenticeships; stronger connections between educators and industry; and a toolbox for educators to bring career-connected learning both inside and outside the classroom, along with improved access to rural and underserved communities. Continue Reading