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Multiple Pathways for Initial Careers

Washington's comprehensive strategy for workforce development (High Skills, High Wages) seeks to nurture multiple pathways for youth to connect to living-wage careers through the following strategies:

  1. Enhance Career Guidance Programs (for example Navigation 101)
  2. Increased workplace and life skills development as offered by Career and Technical Education
  3. Expanded use of Programs of Study, particularly in High Employer Demand Fields
  4. Increase work-integrated learning and work Youth Work Experience opportunities
  5. Improve student access and retention (Dropout Prevention and Retrieval )
  6. Help students locate and land jobs. Young adult unemployment report

Workforce Development System

Washington Workforce News

Career Planning - "Where Are You Going" and CareerBridge.Wa.Gov provide the information you need to determine the career that best fits your needs and interests and the education and training path you will need to follow to get there. . Other Career Planning Resources.

Order free copies of the Where Are You Going? career guide by calling (360) 709-4600.

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