News: Youth Engagement

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...

WBA announces $50,000 commitment to Youth Engagement Initiative

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19th, 2018 Whatcom Business Alliance Announces $50,000 Commitment to Phase Two of the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI)  Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Board Chairman Doug Thomas, President Tony Larson, and education committee co-chairs Laura McKinney,...

High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Article produced by NPR.org. Click the link to hear the story: https://n.pr/2JkJyW7 April 25, 20184:33 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered   Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to...

Leading Practices for the State’s Secondary Career and Technical Education Programs

Washington State Audit Report, CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY8J4ONHSsM

A faster, cheaper option to a career

As the WBA Youth Engagement Initiative pushes into its initial phase in efforts to facilitate bridging the gap between local employers and our local youth, nationally, student seek cheaper and quicker paths to liveable wage careers. Know a local...

Funding creates or expands access to career connected learning for area youth.

The WBA through the Youth Engagement Initiative works in partnership with employers, educators and like-minded organizations to create synergies that advance youth employment and career opportunities in Whatcom County. A more dynamic economy with opportunities and clear...