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New Ready Washington Video Features Career Pathways at McKinstry

February 22nd, 2017

The Ready Washington coalition released a new video highlighting the many career paths available to Washington kids upon graduation from high school. The video, “Career Ready: Job Pathways at McKinstry,” features Washington Roundtable member Dean Allen, CEO of McKinstry, a design, build, operate, and maintain firm in South Seattle. Over the next five years, Washington companies, like McKinstry, anticipate 740,000 job openings, the majority of… Read more

Around The Table: Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Nordstrom, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Boeing

February 17th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, Nordstrom, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Boeing. Washington Businesses Help Launch AP Access Fund Initiative  Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib is leading a coalition effort to raise $800,000 to help the state cover the cost of Advanced Placement (AP)… Read more

Around The Table: PNNL and Seattle Times

February 13th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and The Seattle Times. PNNL Honored for Transferring Technology to Private Sector  A tool to assess and address cyber and physical security issues and an inexpensive way to create a microscope out of a cell phone are being used by… Read more

Around The Table: Gates Foundation and Washington Federal

January 30th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Washington Federal. Gates Foundation Gives $279 Million to the University Of Washington The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again shattering donation records at the University of Washington, this time with a $279 million grant to continue… Read more

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WA Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoThank you @BradSmi and @Microsoft for supporting #WAKids4WAJobs. Most of the 740K job openings expected in WA over the next 5 years will require a postsecondary credential, something just 31% of WA kids go onto earn today. We must do better. https://t.co/UmV1OeDQ67 @MSFTissues https://t.co/jOa6pt5eCS
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