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Around The Table: Alaska Airlines, Boeing, and Microsoft

February 24th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Alaska Airlines, Boeing, and Microsoft. Universities of Washington and British Columbia Establish Urban Data Center to Advance Social Good The University of Washington and University of British Columbia announced creation of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative this week. The collaborative will bring faculty, students, and community stakeholders… Read more

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

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable16 hours agoRT @washingtonstem: Recent studies by both the @waroundtable and @washingtonstem make clear that most jobs available in the coming years wi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @Part4Learning: @EdmondsSchools 740K jobs are coming to WA. Let's ensure our students earn the post-high school credential they need to…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @Part4Learning: TODAY: 40% of WA students complete a credential by age 26 (est) OUR GOAL: Raise that number to 70% by the HS Class of 2…
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