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Spokane STEM is now Career Connect Northeast (CCNE), one of nine regional networks across the State of Washington, in partnership with Career Connect Washington. GSI serves as the backbone of the Network, providing career-connected learning and STEM experiences for our region. Program outcomes are aligned with the region’s economic needs through cross-sector partnerships. 

What is Career Connected Learning?
Career connected learning connects students with real-world experience combined with relevant classroom learning. These experiences better prepare students for future education and career opportunities. 

Career Connect Northeast is focused on meeting the Career Connect Washington goals to ensure that 100% of students complete Career Prep and Career Explore activities and that 60% of students complete a Career Launch program before the high school class of 2030 is 30 years old.

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Career Connect Northeast Washington is defined by our NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 boundaries – Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, and Adams counties. 


Career Explore

Career pathways for students to consider in the community
Career fairs, worksite tours, classroom speakers, internships

Age Range
Most target 8-12 Grade

Example Programs
Business AfterSchool
Trades Nights
Unlock Your Future

Career Prep

Immersive work-based experiences for students to develop skills
Worksite learning, internships, pre-apprenticeships

Age Range
Most target 9-12 grade students

Example Programs
Avista's Energy Pathways
The Manufacturing Institute
KSPS's Media Makers

Career Launch

Meaningful high-quality on-the-job experience and classroom learning
Apprenticeships and paid programs

Age Range
Most target 16 and up

Example Programs
NEW Health's Medical Assistant Pre-Apprenticeship Program
SCC's Skilled Trades program
Pharmacy Technician & Medical Assistant Apprenticeships

Career Pathways

Regional early learning and education partners have collaborated to develop a CCNE Early Learning and Education Certification Career Pathway Model for the Eastern WA region. Career Pathway Models illustrate career options available by industry and the education and experience needed to get there. Look for additional sector-specific career pathways coming soon.

Career Development for Your Student

Want to help your student discover future career opportunities? Sign up for one or more career programs available for your 6-12 grade student today. Connect with local businesses and explore an array of jobs and what it’s like to work in aerospace, construction, energy, auto, manufacturing industries, and more. Check out our STEM and career connected learning events page.

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For more information or details on how you can get involved, contact our Education and Talent Team.

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