Career Connected Learning is about every student having access to experiential learning opportunities that lead to the future career they choose for themselves.
In response to the needs identified by the community, there are two working groups to facilitate the identification of needs and the coordination of efforts to implement sector strategies to support Manufacturers and schools with Career Connected Learning in Grant/Adams Counties:
Career Connected Learning Coordinating Council
This working group of CTE Directors and educators is continues to focus on gathering firsthand knowledge of local manufacturing and industry within Grant and Adams Counties by touring facilities. Throughout the tours, educators are gaining an insight into business for not only their own knowledge but to take back to their classrooms to share with students. This encourages integration of career connected concepts into curriculum and fosters authentic ‘real world’ knowledge of local industry.
Additionally, suggested companies for inclusion in 2020 will provide a terrific cross section of industry and our region by offering tour opportunities across Grant and Douglas counties. The worksite tours are guided by employers and provide educators an opportunity to learning about wage structures, career opportunities, skill sets, critical soft skills, and the global opportunities available. The Career Connected Learning educators working group now includes CTE directors, teachers and admins from several Grant/Adams & Douglas County school districts.
ML Workforce Alliance
The ‘Manufacturing Task Force’, now known officially as ML Workforce Alliance, has made amazing strides in becoming a working and focused group. AeroTEC | Joyson Safety Systems | SGL Composites LLC | Chemi-Con & now Moses Lake Industries representatives have come together to focus on using career connected learning to build a long-term workforce development pipeline.
“Our priority goal and a clear indicator of the success of our work is the successful development, support and expansion of CTE graduation pathways in school districts in our region.”
Career Connected Learning is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation, and work experience developed through strong public and private partnerships. Participants develop, apply, and are assessed on academic, technical, trade, and entrepreneurial skills that support their future career success.
The NCESD partners with the Apple STEM Network and a variety of other public and private partners to create robust Career Connected Learning opportunities for students through the NCESD service district. By working together to connect college and work opportunities, our goal is to introduce and build pathways for students and contribute to strong and competitive workforces.
The NCESD serves as the regional lead for the statewide Career Connect Washington network. Other statewide collaboration partners include the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Employment Security Department, the Washington Student Achievement Council and others. This network’s goal is to provide coherent and aligned technical assistance and professional learning.
Our priority goal is to connect a student’s education with employment opportunities and a clear indicator of the success of our work is the successful development, support and expansion of CTE graduation pathways in school districts in our region.
- Apple STEM Network
- Washington STEM
- Labor Dashmoar
- CORI Matrix
- Employment Security Department
- School Districts
- Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
- Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Workforce Alliance
- Big Bend