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Category Archives: Education and Talent

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

Career Connect Washington Win

Greater Spokane Inc. led by the Spokane STEM Network has been selected by Career Connect Washington as one of only 9 recipients to receive a $100,000 grant to develop or enhance Career Connect Regional Networks across the state. Career Connect … Read more

Summer Academies: Connecting Business and Education

Seventy Spokane area high school juniors and seniors had an opportunity to explore future careers this summer thanks to three different Summer Academies hosted by Avista Utilities, Wagstaff, Inc. and the Spokane Workforce Council (SWC)/Spokane Community College (SCC). These Summer … Read more

Go For It: No Goal is Out of Reach!

There’s nothing easy about going back to college when you’re working full time. It’s even more difficult when you’re working two full-time jobs. Just ask Yolande Collins, the mother of a 23 and 15-year-old. Yolande has been a Superior Court … Read more