Future Workforce Summit

Join us! Empowering tomorrow's workforce today! Future Workforce Summit presented by ESD 123 and WA STEM Education Foundation

Southeast Washington Future Workforce Summit

NOVEMBER 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Virtual Edition

Register for the Workforce Summit here.

There is no charge to attend.
Register early as space is limited!
Clock hours for the evening session available through ESD 123.

Investing in our future workforce can pay big dividends. Join representatives from business, labor, education, and government, working together to pave the way from the classroom to the boardroom. Together we will reflect on lessons learned through the pandemic and collaborate to create new partnerships to close the talent gap and better prepare students for regional career success. This year’s Summit highlights opportunities with Career Connect Washington and offers a special professional development opportunity designed to help teachers unlock the secrets to great careers at Hanford for students. For questions or more information, please contact Jim Kindle, Regional Career Connected Learning Coordinator, at 509-222-6514 or [email protected].



Summit Schedule

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Welcome 

11:45 - 12:50 a.m. - Building the Workforce of the Future

Top leaders from our region share lessons learned and emerging strategies to inspire young people to prepare for great careers and support economic development in our region.

1:00 - 1:55 p.m. - Innovation Drives Impact!

Learn how leaders from across the region are facilitating four unique initiatives to break the cycle of poverty and build our future workforce. Glean innovative
strategies that you can apply in your own community.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. - Career Connected Learning - Let’s Talk!

Our region is fortunate to be a part of a statewide initiative to build a Career Connected Learning and apprenticeship system in Washington. Learn more about statewide programs and what’s happening within our own area.

2:55 to 3:35 p.m. - Successes Around the Region

Our regional K-12 leaders have embedded Career Connected Learning components into their culture and curriculum. Learn from innovative leaders as they tell the stories of the successes of their programs.

3:40 - 4:20 p.m. - The “Why” of Career Connected Learning from a
Business Perspective

Hear how you can join local business leaders in benefiting from participation in innovative Career Connect Washington programs. 

4:20 - 4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks

4:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Pathways to Great Careers at Hanford Teacher/Counselor Professional Development Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Energy and Hanford contractors collectively employ 11,000 personnel in our region, tackling one of the largest and most complex environment remediation projects in the nation. Many educators seek greater understanding about the world-class career opportunities that await their students at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Session participants will learn about career options, educational pathways, scholarships, and internship opportunities for their students.

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