Wenatchee Career Connected Learning To Be Showcased at Governor's Summit

Wenatchee Career Connected Learning To Be Showcased at Governor's Summit

The Governor’s CCL Summit will convene business, policy, and education leaders to launch a policy initiative and spread best practices to increase and strengthen career-related opportunities in high demand STEM jobs for Washington’s youth.  

Washington was one of six states selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to participate in an academy, led by the Governor’s Office and the Workforce Board, to identify promising practices, resources, and policies aimed at increasing career-related opportunities in high demand STEM jobs for Washington’s youth. As part of the NGA Policy Academy, a Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning, co-hosted by the Workforce Board, the Governor’s Office, OSPI, Washington STEM, and WSU, will be held at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington as well as at multiple sites across the state. The goals of the summit are to: 

• Build a network of champions committed to supporting early, frequent, and excellent career-connected learning opportunities for Washington's youth, especially those from under-represented populations. 
• Highlight promising practices and programs in career-connected learning from Washington NGA Policy Academy Learning Labs.  
• Inspire business, industry, labor and education stakeholders with actionable steps they can take in their own communities to support high quality career-connected learning and pathways to great jobs.  

Wenatchee Learns Connect, Wenatchee School District Career and Technical Education and SkillSource make up the Wenatchee Learning Lab for the National Governors Association and will be presenting their best practice modle on career connected learning during the Summit. 
 
OFFERING A VIRTUAL OPTION FOR YOUR REGION 
A critical part of the 2017 Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning is a 3-hour session held at multiple sites across Washington. As a group, participants will virtually join a general session on policy recommendations including remarks from the Governor to the regional sites. After the summit, regional work and issues will be shared for follow up. Business and community leaders will learn about career-connected learning successes, identify new skills, find additional resources, and develop the capacity to solve workforce problems.  

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Stay tuned for more information and registration for the Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning to be held May 31, 2017 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond Washington, as well as virtually at regional sites across the state.  

For general information about the summit, please contact Megan Nadan at Megan@washingtonstem.org  

If you are interested in hosting a regional site, please contact Debra Hansen at debra.hansen@wsu.edu  

If you are interested in more information about the Policy Academy, please contact Nova Gattman at Nova.Gattman@wtb.wa.gov