February 18, 2019
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White House Office of Public Liaison invites business owners, leaders to take part in USMCA briefing call Feb. 19

A briefing call on the details of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, which is 10 a.m. on the West Coast. The call will be hosted by the White House Office of Public Liaison and will feature Ambassador CJ Mahoney of the United States Trade Representative's office.

To register to participate in the call, click this link and fill out the information.

The USMCA will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, if ratified by Congress. More information on the USMCA is here and additional information on trade is here.

Contact Amy Anderson, AWB government affairs director for federal issues, to learn more.

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How do you get there from here? Career Connect Washington

By Avista CEO Scott Morris and IBEW Local 77 Assistant Business Manager Mike Brown

It's sometimes hard to remember how hard the "What do you want to be when you grow up?" question is. The follow-up question is even harder: "How are you going to get there?"

We know that young people don't always have the answers, but they are curious and eager to explore their options. They want to learn about different careers and what mix of experience and classroom learning is needed to do those jobs. They are excited about their next steps, but also cautious about challenges like educational debt...

"Career-connected learning" is a broad term for programs that help students explore, prepare and start their careers. It helps kids get out of the classroom and try on different jobs and different industries, so when it's time to make big life decisions, they are better prepared to step up...

Career Connect Washington is a coalition of employers, unions, educators, state agencies and others who are trying to ensure that all students in the state have the chance to do career-connected learning.

Read the full guest column in The Spokesman-Review
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