February 18, 2019
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Call for nominations: Help bring more great business leaders to AWB's board of directors

AWB is looking for great business leaders from employers of all sizes and regions of the state to serve on the AWB Board of Directors. The association is accepting nominations for board membership until March 22.

The slate of nominees will be set at AWB’s spring board meeting May 9 in Spokane, with elections to follow. The new board members will take their seats at the fall board meeting, which takes place during Policy Summit at Suncadia Resort.

“AWB is fortunate to have engaged, thoughtful and dynamic board members who challenge us to live into our mission to be a catalytic leader and unifying voice for prosperity throughout Washington state,” said AWB President Kris Johnson. “Many of you have worked, connected or spoken with someone who you thought might make a good addition to our Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to help shape our board and our work.”

Send nominee names and contact information to Bonnie Millikan.

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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.

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