February 18, 2019
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Register now for 2019 Workforce Summit March 6 at the Hilton Bellevue

"Leading with Employee Culture" is the theme for the 2019 AWB Workforce Summit, to be held on Wednesday, March 6, at the Hilton Bellevue.

Registrations are now open for the Workforce Summit, which was a popular event last year. (Watch a highlight video or look over photos from last year.)

The event will include:

  •  A lunchtime keynote from Tyler Bell, CEO of Bellmont Cabinet Co.;
  •  A look at "Financial and Mental Wellness" from Mike Meotti, Executive Director, Washington Student Achievement Council;
  •  The popular "Ask a Lawyer" Q&A with workplace law specialists Shannon Lawless and Britenae Pierce, attorneys at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC; and,
  •  A talk on Absenteeism & Presenteeism: Working with Childcare & Healthcare Challenges.

Register now to reserve your spot at this always popular event.

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Career-Connected Learning Works

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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