Career Connected Learning

Career connected learning is about connecting students with real-world experience combined with relevant classroom learning. These experiences can help young people better prepare for their future education and career while exploring different career options and discovering jobs that inspire them. Helping young people understand and be able to access multiple career opprortunities helps our community have a highly skilled workforce and helps businesses cultivate and find the talent they need. 



Career Connect Washington (CCW)
CCW is a group of business, labor, education, and community leaders who are creating work-based and academic programs for young people to explore, learn, and earn money or college level credit. CCW creates opportunities that launch every Washington student into college and career. See the CCW Program Map here.

Spokane STEM works together with ESD 101 to provide hands-on learning experianecs and career explorations for students in our region, as well as providing support for the teachers teaching our future workforce. 




access2experience is a digital platform connecting educators and advisors with industry professionals. The tool enables them to search by industry and job type to find professionals excited to share their knowledge with students and young adults.

Business AfterSchool
Business AfterSchool is a series of career connected learning workshops hosted by local businesses for students in grades 6-12 in the greater Spokane region. Students are invited to attend a workshop to gain real life skills, experience learning in a workplace setting, and explore local career pathways through local innovations highlighted by business professionals. Teachers, parents, advisors, and mentors are all welcome to attend as well!

Teaching The Teachers
Teaching the Teachers workshops gives educators the chance to attend a workshop hosted by a local business to learn about the careers and relevant skills students need to open a pathway to their future career. Businesses open their offices to share a real-life look at their organization, the types of careers they employ, and the training required to successfully work in their industry.


Virtual CCL Resources

CareerConnect@Home: a virtual career exploration opportunity for students to learn about real jobs and industries in Washington.

Virtual Teaching Support From Fairchild AFB: Tour a KC-135, see some miltary working dogs, and find out how they dispose of explosives at our local Air Force Base.

Mobius Virtual Programs: Follow along with 1 hour, live, virtual STEM experiences guided by a Mobius Educator on Zoom. From dissections to experiments, these interactive programs focus on building a strong STEM foundation with engaging science activities and demonstrations. This program is for families looking to ignite their student’s inner scientist through a small group live session. 

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