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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

Thank you for a great Business AfterSchool program year!

We just completed a great year of Business After School programming that connected 6 – 12 grade students with future career opportunities. Host businesses welcomed students, parents, and educators at their place of business to showcase their industry and share … Read more

GSI COO Keynotes National STEM Summit

Alisha Benson, COO of Greater Spokane Incorporated and Board Member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives was joined by Sam Whiting, Director of Global Engagement for Boeing to address tomorrow’s innovative talent at the 2018 National STEM Summit … Read more

Business AfterSchool delivers a peek inside The M building construction

The following news update was submitted by Jesse Gilliam, Washington STEM Director of Communications and Policy, covering one of our recent Business AfterSchool workshops with DCI Engineers. — When it comes to renovating a 100-year-old building, who does the work? … Read more

Spokane STEM receives $150,000 grant to develop and expand Career Connected Learning opportunities

Spokane STEM recently received $150,000 from Washington STEM in partnership with JP Morgan Chase, which will be used to develop and expand opportunities for in-school and out-of-school youth in Career Connected Learning (CCL) over the next two years in our … Read more

Support local school district levies and bonds by voting Yes

The Feb. 13 special election is approaching quickly, and school districts need your support to pass levy and bond proposals. These are replacement levies, and not new proposals from school districts. Funding from these levies goes toward essential classroom materials … Read more

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