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Everett to host Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning

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Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders will discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs at the governor’s summit on career connected learning on Wednesday, May 31st, at 10:00 am.

From an Everett Public Schools News Release.

Everett is one of 27 regions to discuss strategies to help Washington youth gain needed work skills, prepare for high-demand jobs.

Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders will discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs at the governor’s summit on career connected learning.

Participants will be part of the first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning, and include representatives from local business and industry, educators, parents, and other interested citizens.

The local event is one of more than 25 sites in the state that will exchange ideas on how to better prepare youth for work and careers.

Each site will host their own locally focused discussions on career connected learning, while also connecting through a live feed to hear from top experts.

Discussions will focus on helping more Washington youth gain access to a wide range of career-connected learning opportunities, including:

  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Job shadows
  • Mentorships
  • Job fairs 
  • Classroom visits from area employers

The summit is part of a broader conversation offered at more than 25 regional sites as part of Gov. Inslee’s Summit on Career-Connected Learning.

Washington businesses consistently report difficulty in finding hires with work-ready skills to fill key positions. There will be 740,000 job openings over the next five years in Washington alone.

Career-connected learning has been proven to help young people complete their education goals and find meaningful pathways to employment.

Gov. Inslee will deliver live remarks at a central location at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond before an audience of 400 people. Inslee’s presentation will be also be streamed live to regional sites including Everett Public School’s Community Resource Center, bringing the total audience to about 1,000 individuals.

Gov. Inslee’s remarks will be followed by discussions where community leaders will be able to ask questions, learn more about how to help young people in their own area gain work experience, and create a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the needs of business in even the most remote areas of the state.

More information is available online.

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