Capital Region Workforce Summit: Bridging the Gap from K-12 to Career

Male High School Student Using Laptop In Class

December 2, 2020

9:00 am–12:00 pm 

REGISTER

 

Description

Join us for our Regional Workforce Summit! This year’s event is focused on bridging the gap between K-12 education and career. Learn from our speakers and participate in a panel discussion.

Participants will learn about:

  • Importance of Industry & Educational Partnerships
  • Co-developed Career Prep and Launch Partnerships
  • Career Pathway Supports and Resources

Keynote Speaker

Angela Jones, J.D., Chief Executive Officer, Washington STEM

Speakers:

  • Cheryl Brown, Executive Director, Grays Harbor Youth Works
  • Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Health and Industrial Programs, Centralia College
  • Brian Hardcastle, CTE Director, Tumwater School District
  • James Owens, Registered Pre-apprenticeship Coordinator, Northwest Ironworkers Union

Featured panelists:

  • Joseph Anderson, Director, Lacey MakerSpace
  • James Davis, Business Development Manager, Thurston Economic Development Council
  • Suzanne Klenk, Community Relations Financial Educator & Coach, WSECU
  • Kat Santana, Senior Program Coordinator of Work-Based Learning, Pac Mountain WDC

We look forward to your participation!

Audience

This session is intended for:

  • Career Connected Learning Stakeholders

Presenter

Keynote Speaker

Angela Jones, J.D., Chief Executive Officer, Director, Washington STEM

Angela Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for Washington STEM. With a strong belief in community sustainability and generational growth through access to education, Angela brings 25+ years of passion, service, and leadership in Washington’s P-20 public education systems.

Prior to her role at Washington STEM, Angela served at Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Spokane Public Schools, and the Wapato School District. Leadership roles included Vice President of Student Affairs, Vice President of University Advancement, Chief of Staff, and Director of Employment and Reconciliation Services. Along with her passion for education and her leadership experience, Angela brings a strong background in community engagement, fundraising, equity, communications, system cohesiveness, and community service.

She received her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law, her Master of Science in Communications from Eastern Washington University, and her Bachelor of Arts in English/Language Arts and her initial teaching certificate from Washington State University. She is a long-time member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and currently serves on the boards of Washington MESA and the Teacher of Color Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cycling, gardening, and being a doting Glam-ma.

Speakers:

  • Cheryl Brown, Executive Director, Grays Harbor Youth Works
  • Jake Fay, Dean of Instruction, Health and Industrial Programs, Centralia College
  • Brian Hardcastle, CTE Director, Tumwater School District
  • James Owens, Registered Pre-apprenticeship Coordinator, Northwest Ironworkers Union

Featured panelists:

  • Joseph Anderson, Director, Lacey MakerSpace
  • James Davis, Thurston Economic Development Council
  • Suzanne Klenk, Community Relations Financial Educator & Coach, WSECU
  • Kat Santana, Senior Program Coordinator of Work-Based Learning, Pac Mountain WDC

 

Details

Date: December 2, 2020

Time: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: Free