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Opportunity knocks for STEM students

May 28th, 2012

From the WashACE blog this week… “Getting into one of Washington’s public universities takes a good deal of scholastic elbow grease, and, these days, a small fortune. However, an ambitious public-private scholarship program funded by Microsoft and Boeing, with matching taxpayer dollars, is giving students who focus on science, technology, engineering and math a better shot at a four-year degree. The Washington State… Read more

Making computer science a credit that counts

April 18th, 2012

Our recent skills gap report, Great Jobs Within Our Reach, took an in-depth look at the gap between the skills that workers in Washington have and the skills needed to fill a growing number of jobs in our state.  There are currently 25,000 jobs that have been open for more than three months because employers can’t find qualified candidates.  Washington has a leaky… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable17 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…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days ago#WAstudents: What are your education and career dreams, and how are you going to get there? Record a video w/ your answers, and you could win a $500 scholarship from @ReadyWA! https://t.co/IjQYZ5RkCx #PlanYourPathWA
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