February 18, 2019
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AWB Education & Workforce Training Committee will meet Tuesday

Dave Mastin, the executive director for government relations at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), will speak this Tuesday at a meeting of the AWB Education & Workforce Training Committee. Mastin will discuss the Multiple Pathways proposal OSPI is putting forward. The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10-11 a.m. Contact Amy Anderson to learn more or Tommy Gill at 360.943.1600 for call-in information.

Tune in to the weekly Employment & Labor Law Committee meeting/call

AWB's Bob Battles is hosting a weekly Friday morning call with the latest legislative news on employment and labor law issues. There is also a conference room for those who want to attend in person. The meeting/call is 8-9:15 a.m. Contact Bob Battles to learn more or Tommy Gill at 360.943.1600 for call-in information.

Weekly conference calls will discuss rural jobs, transportation, land use and related issues

Every Friday, AWB's Mike Ennis will hold conference calls to discuss bills coming up for hearings in his Government Affairs issue areas. He has scheduled separate conference calls for transportation, rural jobs and land use. Each call will include discussion of bills, formulation of an AWB position, decision whether to testify, and general sharing of information. Contact Mike Ennis to learn more or Tommy Gill at 360.943.1600 for call-in information.

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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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