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Multiple Pathways for First Careers

Washington's guide to workforce development (Talent and Prosperity for All) offers multiple pathways for youth to connect to living-wage careers. Strategies include:

  1. Enhance career guidance programs (Career Guidance Washington)
  2. Increase workplace skills with Career and Technical Education
  3. Expand use of Programs of Study, High Employer Demand Fields
  4. Increase work-based learning and Youth Work Experience
  5. Improve student access and retention (Dropout Prevention & Retrieval)
  6. Help students locate & land jobs. Young adult unemployment report


New career-connected learning website

Jobs for Washington's Graduates stories

Workforce Development System

Washington Workforce News

Career Planning - "Where Are You Going" and CareerBridge.Wa.Gov provide the information you need to determine the career that best fits your interests and talents and the education to get there. Other Career Planning Resources.

Order free copies of the Where Are You Going? career guide: (360) 709-4600.

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