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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 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 16, 2019

No-cost cybersecurity camp for Whatcom County students

Whatcom Community College is offering GenCyber camps for middle and high school students who want to explore cybersecurity — a rapidly growing, high demand field in the U.S. and worldwide. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities. They’ll learn how cybersecurity professionals help protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, misuse, and destruction. Sounds interesting, […]
Date Posted
Mar 14, 2019

Resources for talking with kids about college alternatives

It’s getting easier and easier these days to find a great family-wage job without a college degree. Why? Simply put, there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill all of the available jobs. Whatcom County youth who are considering entering the workforce without going to college have a number of great paths available to them. Here […]
Date Posted
Jan 14, 2019

What is career-connected learning?

Young adults aged 18 to 24 experience unemployment rates that are double those in older age groups, and they have the greatest difficulty finding a job and keeping it, according to Washington’s Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board. Meanwhile, thousands of employers in the state have said that a lack of qualified candidates has left […]
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 […]