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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

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

Greater Talent – Cultivating, Creating, Assisting

  Did you know that finding talent is an issue for employers around the world? In a recent survey, nearly 73% of employers reported struggling to find skilled candidates; 45% of employers are concerned about finding the right talent for … Read more

The Power of Mentoring

By Kelly McKee, executive director of MENTOR Washington (This article is a follow up to a Good Morning Greater Spokane event that was held in January, 2019, called Making Connections: Mentoring at the crossroads of education, business and community.) I … Read more

Spokane region selected to forward economic and workforce development initiative

Check out the Spokesman article about this initiative. (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) announced today that Spokane, Washington has been selected as one of five communities across the United States to join the Inclusive Development Network, an ambitious … Read more

Achieving More Together in Health Care

Leaders from across the state strategize solutions Earlier this month, leaders in health care from across the state traveled to GSI to participate in a Health Industry Development Group (HIDG) panel discussion. Florence Chang, Executive Vice President of Multicare Health … Read more

Advocacy in Education

  Advocacy plays a very strong role not only in our Greater Voice pillar, but through many areas of our organization. Our Greater Talent pillar utilizes our investors’ voice to align policies that are focused on building, championing and retaining … Read more

GSI Supports Upcoming Capital Levy and Bonds

(SPOKANE, Wash.) –Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) Board of Trustees voted last week to support both the East Valley School District Capital Levy and the School District & City Facility Improvement Partnership Projects on the November 6 ballot. The East Valley … Read more