Please join me for a conversation with the Washington Roundtable on April 27.
The Washington Roundtable and its education foundation, Partnership for Learning, are reaching out to business and education leaders in communities across Washington state to engage in an important conversation about the future jobs outlook for today’s students, including improving career and college readiness and raising postsecondary attainment among Washington kids.
Washington state has the seventh fastest-growing economy in the nation. According to recent data
from the Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group, there will be 740,000 job openings in our state in just the next five years. Increasingly those jobs will be filled with workers who have a postsecondary credential, such as a technical or industry certificate, apprenticeship, or degree. However, today, just 31 percent of Washington high school students go on to earn a postsecondary credential by the age of 26. The Roundtable’s goal is to raise that number to 70 percent.
Roundtable CEO Steve Mullin will be at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce on April 27 to share data from the Roundtable’s recently released education reports, the policy areas where the Roundtable is focusing, and some resources it is deploying through Ready Washington
, a joint campaign with the state Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Roundtable’s hope is to ignite a discussion about strategies, and policy actions, that we can work on together to better prepare Washington kids for success in their home state.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509.662.2116