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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

Eastern WA Robotics Teams Qualify for World Championships

In Spokane, competing in robotics begins as early as Kindergarten and continues through high school graduation. These experiences embed STEM skills in students at an early age and cultivate a love for the STEM and Coopertition® that lasts a lifetime. … Read more

Creating a Culture of Educational Expectation

As GSI partners with employers and members of our community to lead an effort to increase education attainment in our region, we will be featuring several guest blogs by employers in this community about the importance of raising our education standards.  We hope, over … Read more

Business AfterSchool Health Care Week: A wellness check for your future!

Business AfterSchool is a series of industry-week workshops that provides on-site experiences in some of Spokane’s highest-demand employment sectors. Students, educators and parents gain perspectives about new technology, research, development and innovation, while gaining insight about how to best get … Read more

Growing our economy through education attainment

Education is the heart of a healthy economy and it is one of the most important assets we have to attract businesses to our region, create new jobs, and ensure we have a strong workforce to fill those jobs. A … Read more

GSI Congratulates Universities on partnership

Greater Spokane Incorporated congratulates Gonzaga University and the University of Washington on their partnership to expand medical education and research in Spokane. GSI has been a long-time supporter of the expansion of the WWAMI program in our region as part … Read more

Women in STEM: Why aren’t there more girl scientists?

“Why aren’t there more girl scientists?” The question was simple; the answer is something we’re working on. Posed by one of the youngest students in attendance at last month’s Women in STEM Town Hall — a fourth-grader from Riverside elementary — … Read more

Business AfterSchool Engineering Week Introduces Students to the World of Engineering

Ever wonder if you could sample a career before committing to your degree? Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program lets you do just that. Engineering Week gives 8-12th grade students a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the … Read more

GSI Commends House Action on Every Student Succeeds Act

On December 10, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). GSI has advocated for support of the reauthorization of the ESSA and we have continued to keep a … Read more

Teaching the Teachers Program Connects the World of Education and Business

This fall, as part of our Teaching the Teachers program, teachers took a trip to Bouten Construction to explore careers in skilled trade and management in the construction industry. The purpose? To connect 7-12 grade educators/teachers and their students with … Read more

GSI Launches Pilot Program for Education Initiative

The work that we do every day in education and workforce to ensure a skilled and qualified pipeline of individuals for future employment with regional businesses includes more than important programs like Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers. Our career-awareness work is expanding to … Read more