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Youth employer partners: Farestart’s job training program empowers local workforce

At first glance, Farestart is a regular café in the Pacific Tower that serves delicious foods and coffee. However, Farestart’s PacTower Café houses a hands-on job training program that employs youth year-round. The youth job-training program is one of the many programs that Farestart offers. Farestart has a few other… [ Keep reading ]

Media Arts Try-a-Trade event encourages students to pursue their creative passion

About forty students from Franklin and Rainier Beach High Schools had the opportunity to try their hands at different creative trades at the first-of-its-kind Media Arts Try-a-Trade event last week, hosted at Seattle Central College. The Try-a-Trade event was the result of a partnership between Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Colleges,… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Cubes Baking Co.

“If you would’ve told me five years ago that I would have a bakery in the city of Seattle, I would’ve called you crazy,” says Kevin Moulder, founder of Cubes Baking Co. in Wallingford. Cubes is a unique bakery, and the company came about in an unusual way. “The idea… [ Keep reading ]

Youth employer partners: KUOW mentors the next generation of radio journalists

Many students walk into KUOW’s RadioActive Intro to Journalism Workshop without much knowledge of public radio, both as a career path and as a source of news. This was the case for April Reyes, a high school student in the summer 2016 cohort. By the end of the program, Reyes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.2 Million for Neighborhood Business Districts to Help Small Businesses

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today joined neighborhood business district leaders and business owners to announce a $1.2 million investment in all 23 neighborhood business districts as part of the Only in Seattle Initiative, which provides investments and staff support to foster inclusive neighborhood business districts that allow small businesses to… [ Keep reading ]

Washington State China Relations Council appoints Rebecca Lovell and Carlton Vann to board of directors

The Washington State China Relations Council voted to confirm the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Acting Director Rebecca Lovell and International Business Development Director Carlton Vann to its board of directors. Lovell and Vann will join fellow board directors in furthering WSCRC’s mission to contribute to our region’s economic vitality… [ Keep reading ]

Restaurant Success workshop provides free guidance for entrepreneurs

The Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Jennifer Tam welcomed the first Restaurant Success workshop of 2018 with a realistic, but optimistic, idea of what it’s like to open a food service business in the city. “There are about twice as many restaurants per person in Seattle as the rest of… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Center increasing equity through internships

The Seattle Center Youth Internship Program is focused on providing meaningful opportunities for youth of color in Seattle, as part of the City of Seattle’s Youth Employment Initiative. The initiative provides exposure and experience in career pathways for youth ages 16-24, and occurs during the summer. Most of the youth… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Maritime Academy connects youth with high-paying careers

Sarah Scherer, Director of the Seattle Maritime Academy, gestured out of the classroom window at the Ballard Bridge over the Lake Washington Ship Canal. “How many people drive across this bridge every single day and don’t know that 80 percent of the Alaska fishing fleet is docked right there at… [ Keep reading ]