News: Youth Engagement

Listen to these Whatcom entrepreneurs inspire youth!

Whatcom Business Alliance's Youth Engagement Initiative launched in February of 2018 with a presentation from four Whatcom County Business Founders/Entrepreneurs.  Watch the presentation below and share with teens you know! https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLnlmVa3WhWEJOCDkmWRuNi7sgLX69WKDN&layout=gallery

Saturna Capital hosts Bellingham’s 7 sister cities for historic future of business event!

Whatcom County Business Community Is Invited to this Historic Event! Reserve your spot with Melisa Nelson melisa0296@gmail.com  or  http://www.linkedin.com/in/melisanelson/ The Whatcom County Business Community is invited to a unique lunch meeting on Wednesday, September 5th at Whatcom Community College to be part...

Manufacturing Day events Spark student interest in Manufacturing Careers

Students’ Attitudes Shift after Experiencing Manufacturing How do you get students to pursue manufacturing careers? In most cases, it’s not so much up to you as them. Per a study conducted by The Manufacturing Institute, SkillsUSA, and the...

Northwest Youth Services | Paying wages to Youth for local employers offering job experiences.

ABOUT Northwest Youth Services Northwest Youth Services is a non-profit organization serving young people ages 13-24 experiencing homelessness in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. We support youth in identifying goals and building the skills necessary to reach their own sense...

Futures NW | Empowering Students to Achieve their Career and College Dreams

FuturesNW actively recruits students who are low-income, first-generation students from underserved communities. Our staff and volunteers works with students from the 8th – 9th grade transition through their first semester as a college freshmen. Our...

MyWorksource | Build a Career Path that’s right for you

WorksourceWA.com is a one-stop shop for job seekers and employers looking to connect with resources including skills discovery workshops, hiring events and much more! Such as: On July 12th, 2018 Worksource Whatcom is offering a free workshop...
Engineer trains apprentices on CNC Machine

Not Everyone Should Go to College

By Oren Cass for the Wall Street Journal May 17, 2018 7:13 p.m. ET https://www.wsj.com/articles/not-everyone-should-go-to-college-1526598817?shareToken=st293d85cb059e416091a093d837407753&ref=article_email_share#comments_sector Not Everyone Should Go to College Vocational education won’t succeed so long as society consigns it to second-class status. ‘Nobody knows what a community college...

Washington could be doing a much better job of helping students build career and...

Washington could be doing a much better job of helping students build career and technical education skills, a new state auditor’s report says... https://www.seattletimes.com Sign up for the Youth Engagement Initiative Newsletter to stay informed on career...

Construction Career Pathways: Opportunities for Whatcom County Youth

Bellingham Technical College: Introduction to Construction SUMMER 2018! Association of General Contrators:Education & Training for New and Continued Education  https://www.agc.org/learn/education-training AGC of America develops and delivers a number of educational programs that address key issues throughout the construction...