What skills do youth need to be successful in life? What skills are employers looking for? Businesses need talent to fill open positions in fields such as health care and information technology and rural youth need career options.
On May 9, community leaders and business owners will meet to discuss ways they can help support career pathways of rural youth while meeting the community’s workforce needs.
The Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference takes place at the Thurston EDC Center for Business & innovation and includes a keynote address by Brent Parton, Deputy Director for the Center on Education and Skills, as well as a statewide outlook by Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
WHAT: Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., May 9, 2018
WHERE: Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation, South Puget Sound Lacey Campus, Room 194, 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503
WHO: Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Washington State University Extension, Career Connect Washington, Capital Region ESD113, Thurston County Chamber, Thurston Economic Development Council, Yelm Community Schools.
LEARN MORE: (509) 684-2588, [email protected], WARuralProsperity.wsu.edu