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Design Your Future - Career-Connected Learning
Date Posted
Nov 1, 2019

Nov. 19 event to help high schoolers decide on college, career

High school students and their families are invited to an informational event at Bellingham’s Squalicum High School Nov. 19 to help make choices about colleges and careers. At 5:30 p.m., Tanya Rojas, from Northwest Educational Service District 189, will deliver a keynote presentation titled “Discovering your Passion.” The keynote will be followed by breakout sessions […]
Date Posted
Jun 24, 2019

July 17, 2019: Develop your workforce and optimize your operations

Attendees of this workforce development breakfast will learn about apprenticeship opportunities in advanced manufacturing for youth and adults. Plus, they’ll learn how Lean / Six Sigma methodologies will optimize operations by eliminating waste and eliminating defects in product, process or service. Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is a state registered apprenticeship training program for aerospace […]
Date Posted
Jun 13, 2019

YESWhatcom.com aims to build robust career pipeline for local youth

Whatcom County, like the rest of the United States, is experiencing an employment crisis. Many great jobs are going unfilled because there simply aren’t enough workers seeking employment in the trades. Jobs are out there, and a four-year degree isn’t necessary to get started on a high-wage career path. In Washington state, for example, electricians […]
Date Posted
May 23, 2019

Workforce development meeting, June 20, 2019

A YES Whatcom/Youth Engagement Initiative committee meeting is scheduled for June 20, 2019, 10 a.m., at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main Street). Whether you’re a local employer, educator or youth influencer, parent or a member of the community who is interested in workforce development, consider joining us on June 20. You’ll learn more about the […]
Date Posted
Sep 12, 2018

Whatcom entrepreneurs inspire youth to work hard, seek meaningful careers

Whatcom Business Alliance’s Youth Engagement Initiative launched in February 2018 with presentations from four Whatcom County business founders and entrepreneurs. In front of 300 youth at Bellingham Technical College, Kevin Menard of Transition Bikes, Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Erin Baker of Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods, and Mike Andes of Augusta Lawn Care Services […]