Youth Engagement Initiative

Job Shadow in Whatcom County

Junior Achievement Job Shadow curriculum & local workplace tours    If you are an educator and would like to learn more about the Junior Achievement Job Shadow visit their website or contact Whatcom County Program Director, Elaine Christensen.   If you are a business and would like to host a school tour of your workplace,…

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Join the Youth Engagement Network

Do you know of a local youth service? Are you a business looking to tell Whatcom County families about youth training programs or tours? Would you like to tell us about a grant or foundation that would benefit the Youth Engagement Initiative! EMAIL US! Check back soon! This page is under construction.

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Youth Engagement News & Events

Would you like to receive occasional alerts about youth engagement services, news and upcoming events?  Subscribe below! Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Cell Phone Number Organization Name * School Industry I would like info on: Apprenticeships Internships Road Show participation at local high school STEM Sponsorship…

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Youth Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor a STEM Classroom Kit A completely unique platform designed for middle and high school students that inspires, engages and activates interest in science, technology, engineering and by connecting students to dynamic resources, experiences and STEM career opportunities. This national industry leading platform includes a print magazine, website, and educational tools designed to aid teachers…

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Build Your Workforce with an Apprenticeship Program

  One effective way for manufacturers to develop skilled workers is through apprenticeship programs, which are again taking hold among manufacturers in the U.S. as they look for ways to address their workforce needs. Per the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom…

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WBA announces $50,000 contribution to Youth Engagement Initiative

April 19th, 2018 Whatcom Business Alliance Announces $50,000 Commitment to Phase Two of the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI)  Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Board Chairman Doug Thomas, President Tony Larson, and education committee co-chairs Laura McKinney, NW Government Affairs and Public Relations Director for Alcoa and Tom Kenney, recently retired Regional President for Washington Federal, announced…

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Whatcom Entrepreneurs Inspiring Youth…

Whatcom Business Alliance’s Youth Engagement Initiative launched in February of 2018 with a presentation from four Whatcom County Business Founders/Entrepreneurs.  Watch Whatcom County business owners Kevin Menard of Transition Bikes, Anne-Marie Faiola of Bramble Berry, Erin Baker of Erin Bakers Wholesome Baked Goods and Mike Andes of Augusta Lawn Care Services.  Watch the playlist of the 4 videos below.

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