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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

Teaching the Teachers shows value to educators during 2016-2017 season

Each year, Teaching the Teachers provides educators, grades 7-12, with opportunities to connect with and learn from businesses throughout our region. Teaching the Teachers began in 2007 and has since become a hallmark program at GSI. Not only does this … Read more

Unlocking Your Career and Education Potential with Greater Minds

Have you thought about returning to school to complete your degree? No idea where to start? Let us help! Greater Minds, an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), provides working adults with free support as you return to school and … Read more

College Success Foundation: Inspiring student success

The College Success Foundation (CSF) is working together with Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), Spokane Public Schools, higher education institutions, businesses and community organizations in Spokane and throughout Washington state to create more represented and educated communities. By the year 2018, … Read more

GSI launches Greater Minds education initiative

At the Friday, Jan. 13 Good Morning Greater Spokane breakfast: Education Grows Economies, Greater Spokane Incorporated launched a new community initiative aimed at providing working adults support to return to school, finish their degree and open doors of opportunity. By … Read more

Dozens of students attend Caterpillar’s Introduce a Girl to STEM Day

The Spokane region is home to a business community that provides strong support of education attainment in our community. From sponsoring events and providing resources to both employees and students throughout the area, businesses play an integral role in growing … Read more

Spokane area STEM students get hands-on with robotic surgery

Students from across the Inland Northwest gathered at the WSU Spokane campus earlier this month for a special event, which included a hands-on, practical STEM lesson with Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical System. The event, created by Rockwood Health System … Read more

Building Prosperity through Education

We recently asked Dr. Christine Johnson, Chancellor of Community Colleges of Spokane, to provide her insight on building regional prosperity through education attainment. GSI believes that education grows economies, and there is a growing trend, nationally, around the key role business development … Read more

60 UW Medical Students Begin Classes at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University and the University of Washington School of Medicine for recently welcomed an expanded class of 60 medical students in Spokane on the Gonzaga campus. This class represents an increase of 20 students over the prior year, according to the … Read more

Creating Greater Opportunities Through Education

By Alisha Benson, Greater Spokane Incorporated VP of Education and Workforce Talent. Jobs. Workforce. STEM. 21st Century Skills. Millennials. Silver Tsunami. Education Attainment. Every day we hear, read, and see these words. What do they all mean? We are in … Read more

Business AfterSchool Looking for Workshop Hosts, Receives Grant for Upcoming Year

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is proud to announce the award of a $15,000 grant to Business AfterSchool, a program that brings students into area businesses to highlight industry skills, new technology, research, development and innovation. The grant, awarded by Governor … Read more