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Washington Business Week – Be a Judge!

Now you can make a difference for the next generation with only a few hours. At Washington Business Week, high school students learn crucial life skills as they role-play as industry professionals, launch a company, and solve real-world challenges. Who will be the winning team? You be the judge!

Washington Business Week is a unique opportunity like no other. We place business professionals with high school students in a dynamic workplace simulation for a week during the summer where students role-play as industry professionals, launch a company, and solve real-world challenges.  You can be involved by volunteering as a judge!  The time committee is 2 hours virtually and a half day in person.  At our end-of-week competition, the fresh faces and questions of the judges are what make our events both challenging and unforgettable. You’ll return to work on Monday refreshed and inspired by the innovation and …

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State Work Study – Financial Aid

State Work Study is financial aid for low- and middle-income students. Qualifying students get an approved job, on- or off-campus, to support their education. Work study builds students’ skills, increases their earnings, and reduces reliance on student loans. Many employers hire work study employees on a permanent basis after graduation. 

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CDL Driver Training Demand

Join the Construction Center of Excellence, March 2nd – How should colleges and industry respond to CDL driver training demand?

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Join us at the Virtual Internship Fair!

Employers may now sign-up for a booth for the Virtual Internship Fair. Columbia Basin College has partnered with WSU Tri-Cities and the Washington Workforce Portal to bring together an internship fair across both institutions with amazing candidates to support your hiring needs. The event will be held virtually from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

The Internship fair aims to bring together a variety of agencies & qualified internship candidates. Participants can meet virtually with industry leaders pertaining to their degree or interests to learn about the different internship opportunities available. Participants can also ask questions, learn about local resources and get tips that may assist them in the application process.

Sign-up now to reserve a FREE virtual booth for the event through Handshake.Registration Deadline: January 21, 2022 at noon

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Celebrating Registered Apprenticeship Week in Washington State

With the number of people involved in registered apprenticeship programs statewide reaching an all time high, join us in celebrating this week as Registered Apprenticeship Week in Washington!

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation declaring Nov. 15-20 as Registered Apprenticeship Week in Washington State.

Between September 2020 and August 2021, there were 21,710 apprentices in Washington state. The total would make registered apprenticeship programs the third largest “school” in the state behind only the University of Washington and Washington State University.

“Apprenticeship programs are thriving across the state,” said Jody Robbins, Apprenticeship Program manager for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). “We’re encouraged to see a growing number of employers, educators, and other workforce partners get involved.”

“Employers need a reliable talent pipeline and workers need pathways into rewarding careers,” Robbins said. “Registered apprenticeship programs provide an opportunity for employers and workers, boosting our entire economy.”

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How to Communicate Your Strengths in the Job Interview

Years ago, I walked out of a job interview for a role I knew I’d be good at feeling totally underestimated…

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