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Category Archives: STEM

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

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

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

Take a Look at Your Future: Manufacturing Week Registration is Open!

Business AfterSchool connects students to the world of business. Through a series of industry-week workshops, we partner with local industry leaders who provide real-world awareness of Spokane’s high-demand industry sectors and put the spotlight on new technology, research, development and innovation. … Read more

Education Grows Economies: Connecting Today’s Students with Tomorrow’s Opportunities

We’re kicking off our 2015-16 Education & Workforce programs just in time for the start of the new school year! Whether you’re an educator, a student, or a business, there are a lot of ways for you to get involved … Read more

GSI Believes That Education Grows Economies

GSI’s Education and Workforce program strives to position the region for economic expansion by establishing a highly educated and technically skilled workforce that will accommodate the needs of employers, now and into the future. As the backbone of the Spokane … Read more

Vote YES On These Special Election Bond Issues!

Two of our local school districts — Cheney and Nine Mile Falls — will include their bonds in the special election taking place on April 28. If you live within these districts, please vote YES to help ensure a bright … Read more

Spokane STEM: Event Wrap-Up & New Blog!

Spokane STEM, in partnership with GSI, presented the Lens of STEM on March 31, at Itron. Boston Consulting Group managing partner John Wenstrup presented on BCG’s recent report, Opportunity for All: Investing in Washington State’s STEM Education Pipeline. Attendees also had the chance to listen to Frank … Read more