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May 31: Governor’s summit on career learning opportunities

GovSummitLogoPULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is open for the Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning, Wednesday, May 31, at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond and at WSU Extension-hosted gatherings in Pullman and more than 25 other sites across Washington.

WSU faculty and staff are invited to join Governor Jay Inslee, educators, business and industry groups in creating new opportunities for local, high-demand jobs, including STEM careers, for Washington youth.

“As a civil engineering professor at WSU Tri-Cities, I am excited to participate, provide policy input and connect with leaders in my community,” said Jillian Cadwell, a WSU adjunct professor and STEM Outreach Consultant for the Office of Academic Affairs. “This summit will bring new opportunities for my students and new avenues for research, partnerships, special grants, and much more.”

As part of the event, more than 70 organizations have helped develop policy recommendations and pilot learning lab projects at 21 locations across Washington.

“This summit is a perfect match for WSU Extension,” said Mike Gaffney, Extension acting director. “It builds on our land grant role, translating WSU academic expertise into practical benefits for Washington residents, and on our proven ability to link up multiple communities by live video.

The session is 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and includes lunch hosted by the WSU Office of External Affairs and Government Relations. The Pullman gathering will be held at Ensminger Pavilion. Register today at http://www.washingtonstem.org/GovernorsSummit.

For information contact Seth Truscott, communication coordinator, WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, 509-335-8164, struscott@wsu.edu.

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