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Workforce Spotlight: Seattle Colleges connects working adults with career training

“A report published last year by the Washington State Auditor suggested that schools and parents are steering most kids toward bachelor’s degrees, without exploring other opportunities that cost less, result in more pay, and, at least in some cases, may be a better fit.” The Seattle Colleges—our biggest partner in… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Seoul Bowl

There seems to be a Seattle-area food truck for just about every type of food you can think of. We owe our local, delicious, convenient, international variety of street food options to creative and resourceful small business owners like James Chang, owner of Seoul Bowl. Seoul Bowl’s menu takes Korean… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle, Seattle Colleges and Kaiser Permanente celebrate first year of medical assistant training scholarships

A new public-private partnership is helping address our region’s growing need for medical assistants, while at the same time connecting low-income community members, people of color, and first-generation college students with living-wage careers. On September 7, representatives from the City of Seattle, Seattle Colleges and Kaiser Permanente gathered with students… [ Keep reading ]

Washington’s agricultural industry can’t afford to lose Mexican immigrants

On April 6, 2018, the Trump administration rolled out a new “zero tolerance policy” mandating that all individuals who illegally enter the United States must be prosecuted. Although calling for prosecution of undocumented border crossings is not new, the administration’s inhumane practice of forced family separation represents an extreme shift… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Villa Escondida

Seattleites—especially Seattleites who moved here from Mexico or California—will often tell you how hard it is to find good Mexican food in the city, but you have to know where to look. Villa Escondida in Belltown, called “among city’s best Mexican” by the Seattle Times, is one of the only… [ Keep reading ]

A “Win-Win-Win:” Research shows impact of private-public partnerships in job training

Seattle is enjoying impressively low unemployment rates—the lowest point in 2018 so far was 2.8 percent in April. With so few workers to go around, how is an employer to fill open positions? The answer to that question, for many employers, is investing in workforce development—that is, making sure that… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Employment Initiative celebrates employers and youth

Thousands of youth were offered employment opportunities with private and public sector employers across the city through Seattle’s Youth Employment Initiative in 2018. The program has provided 9,624 paid internships for low-income and marginalized young people in the past three years. “We are committed to ensuring youth have a window… [ Keep reading ]

Career exploration day connects youth to opportunity in the maritime industry

This summer, the Youth Maritime Collaborative’s first-ever South Lake Union Day event provided a chance for youth who are participating in internships or training programs to learn about maritime career opportunities, get hands-on experience with real maritime skills, and explore the history behind transportation and industry in the Puget Sound… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business of the Month: Sphere Solar Energy

Growing up in Kenya, Edwin Ngugi Wanji says he was the kind of kid who was always “trying to figure out how stuff works.” “A solar panel on my mom’s little calculator was always very fascinating to me, and I pulled a lot of those out as a kid,” he… [ Keep reading ]

Zillow Group’s Shadow an Intern Day inspires youth to think creatively about their careers

This summer, Zillow Group hosted an innovative new event for local high school students aimed at helping kids envision their future careers and learn skills to set themselves up for success. The “Shadow an Intern” event brought high schoolers from TAF Academy, YWCA, and the Seattle Housing Authority to Zillow… [ Keep reading ]