Business & Education Network, connecting leaders in business and education to better prepare students and create pathways to regional workforce opportunities. This team of people provides support and insight on industry needs of education, support for the Business2Youth Connect education programs like Math for Life, Find Your Future, and Inspire.

We meet the second Friday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 am, via zoom.

At the Business and Education Network, we have been hosting “Career Spotlights”. For the next program year, 2021, we will continue to invite local educators and businesses to join us and talk about the benefits of the industries that drive our region. We focus on the Career Pathways that the companies or industries offer, and what types of training is required.

2021 Career Spotlight

Friday, January 8: Construction

Drew Phillips with FORMA Construction will be joining us.

Friday, February 12th: Forrest and Wood Products

Christ Lunde with Port Blakely Tree Farms, LLC will be joining us

Friday, March 12: Apprenticeship

Friday, April 9:  Healthcare

Friday, May 14: Government

Interested in Joining the Business and Education Network? Contact Christina Chesnut at or call her at (360) 357-3362.

Past Career Spotlights

Friday, November 13, 2020

Featuring Tara Kim with Pepsi Northwest Beverages, LLC

Friday, December 11, 2020

Featuring Rose Gundersen with  the Washington Retail Association

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Friday, January 8: Construction

Featuring Drew Phillips with FORMA Construction

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