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Career Connect Washington Task Force


The Career Connect Washington Task Force is a public-private partnership that will accelerate career connected learning in Washington. The task force came from a culmination of an 18-month National Governors Association Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning co-led by the Office of the Governor and the Workforce Board. The Policy Academy encompasses 70 organizations.



"We are going to stop telling our kids that a four-year degree is the only path to success. Most of them will require education and training after high school, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a four-year college degree. Through registered apprenticeships, technical training programs, and other career connected learning opportunities, we’ll give students all kinds of ways to fulfill their dreams of helping build airplanes, cure diseases, or design innovative new software."


-Governor Jay Inslee

“As a business person and Chair of the Workforce Board, I’m committed to strengthening the connection between Washington employers and our young people. We need business and industry at the table to make this work. We need business to be engaged and truly excited about helping create these opportunities."


-Workforce Board Chair Perry England



Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning

The Workforce Board co-hosted the Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning on May 31. The Governor spoke at the Microsoft campus, along with industry, policy, and education leaders who discussed how to create more career-related opportunities to prepare Washington youth for high-demand jobs.More than two dozen regional sites hosted locally driven meetings and connected to the central site through a live feed. View the recording of the live feed.





Seven policies to focus on:

  • Develop A Public-Private Partnership to Create A Long-Term, High Impact Career-Ready System
  • Increase Access to Training and Resources
  • Build Connections Between Industry and Educators
  • Expand and Support CCL Access in Rural and Underserved Communities
  • Build Stronger Mentorship Programs
  • Strengthen the High School and Beyond Plan
  • Expand Awareness of and Access to Registered Youth and Adult Apprenticeships







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