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Category Archives: Education and Talent

Report Gives Glimpse into Career Readiness metrics in the Eastern Washington Region

There’s truth in the saying, “what gets measured, gets done.” Without clear data, it is almost impossible to identify impact and to understand where gaps continue to exist, preventing access to equitable opportunities in our community. We know that by … Read more

Supporting Local Talent Through Scholarships

To stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace requires the steady influx of new talent. By sponsoring scholarship programs, local businesses can encourage and develop the next generation of employees who will lead their companies to greater success. One example of … Read more

Why Students’ Access to Financial Aid Matters to Employers

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education distributes $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million current and aspiring college students across the country. What is the secret to unlocking this financial aid? Filling out … Read more

Child Care Help Checklist for Employers

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about the national and local child care crisis that existed prior to COVID and continues even more so today.  GSI would like to help employers help their employees combat this challenging … Read more

GSI on Regional Levy Outcomes

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), understands the important, symbiotic relationship between a healthy economy and well-educated students, who become our future workforce. “We are proud of our community for investing in our region’s students,” said GSI CEO Alisha … Read more

High School Internships Needed in Bio-Industries

By Katrina Rogers Health and Life Sciences has long been a core industry in Spokane. Existing companies in health care, health IT, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics employ 47,450 people in the region, and the sector is rapidly growing. Career … Read more

Local Healthcare Leaders Support Our Schools

By Elaine Couture and David O’Brien On Tuesday, voters will be asked to vote on school district levies across Spokane County. These replacement levies come before voters every three years to replace expiring levies and maintain important services at our … Read more

New Internship Portal Launches

Greater Spokane Inc. is partnering with AWB Institute to pilot a new program in Spokane – the Washington State Workforce Portal. This state-wide platform connects young people across the state to internship opportunities, creating real-world learning and experience for future … Read more

Grant Awarded to Help Connect Rural K-12 Students to Future Career Opportunities

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Spokane STEM Network, housed within Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) and serving NorthEast Washington Educational Service District (ESD) 101,  in partnership with the Apple STEM Network at North Central ESD 171, has been awarded a collective $50,000 … Read more

Fall 2019 Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers Workshops

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 … Read more