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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

Vote Yes on upcoming levies and bonds

On Feb. 13, 2018, school districts throughout our region will ask voters to approve levies and bonds that directly benefit students in the classroom. The Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously to support the passing of the … Read more

Greater Minds: Increasing Education Attainment by the Numbers

According to a survey of local businesses, 56 percent of employees want to earn a degree or certificate after high school. GSI provided a survey to area employers, to learn more about employee education levels, post-secondary interests and the barriers … Read more

GSI wins ACCE Award of Excellence

We are excited to share that GSI’s Business AfterSchool video recently won an Award of Excellence from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Entries into the Communications Excellence awards program highlight some of the freshest and most innovative … Read more

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