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Around the Table: Avista, Fred Hutch, Comcast, Seattle Storm, Nordstrom, U.S. Bank

October 3rd, 2022

Education-to-Career Pathway Spotlight: Students from underrepresented communities are gaining improved access to career pathways through hands-on learning opportunities at Washington Roundtable member companies like Avista Utilities and Fred Hutch. Internships and research programs in energy and biomedical sciences provide the chance to work with professionals, learn by doing, receive mentorship, build their networks, and more. In Partnership for Learning’s latest blog and video series about Avista’s Energy Pathways… Read more

Around the Table: Pacific NW Nat’l Laboratory, Microsoft, Alaska Air, Bristol Myers Squibb, Mariners

August 1st, 2022

Check out a snippet of recent news from Roundtable members: Commitment to Sustainability & Climate: In its 2022 Sustainability Report, Boeing provides a comprehensive view of achievements and progress toward the industry’s net-zero ambitions and goals. Pacific Northwest Laboratory shares in the Tri-City Herald how its scientists are studying materials to enable safe, cost-effective hydrogen storage, which can play an important role in achieving the nation’s net-zero carbon emissions goals. Microsoft, Alaska… Read more

CASE STUDIES: Programs and practices to increase credential attainment

July 18th, 2022

In a series of recent case studies, our education foundation, Partnership for Learning, profiles a range of opportunities that stakeholders across Washington – educators, institutions, policymakers, employers, and families alike – should consider as they work together to remove barriers and encourage students on their best-fit pathways to earning post-high school credentials. Areas of focus: Benefits of dual credit Promise of flexible learning… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, Microsoft

June 30th, 2022

Creating Pathways to Opportunity: In their 2020-2021 Community Impact Report, the Seattle Mariners detail recent investments and participation in a wide range of activities, including a partnership with the Seattle Kraken and Seattle University to improve diversity in sports and entertainment. This year, the Mariners will host their first class of MBA fellows, offering several fellowships for candidates enrolled in SU’s new MBA… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoWA employers continue to create jobs – From 11/2021 to 11/2022, employers added more than 130,000 jobs – and they want to fill those positions with skilled WA workers. The problem: enrollment in post-HS education & training continues to fall. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #WAleg #WAedu https://t.co/Ug8uhN9CC8
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @WA4Equity: Want to see equitable hiring practices in action? Learn how @LEWISbuilds integrated hiring goals into its business plan and…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @DiscoveryEd: ✈️ On 2/7, go behind-the-scenes at three @Boeing manufacturing centers to meet #STEM professionals using groundbreaking te…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA Roundtable Member @Microsoft empowers students to learn about technology and develop the skills to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges. https://t.co/qjdIFcdMge https://t.co/XQlwkqcTrt
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoNew in @SeaTimesOpinion: Lower achievement and declining postsecondary enrollment cannot be the new post-pandemic normal. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #CredentialEssential #WAleg #WAedu @waOSPI @WA_SBE