News: Youth Engagement

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...

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...