Our Goal + Strategies
At our core, we are driven by the objective of fostering economic growth and prosperity in the region. By cultivating strong relationships with local stakeholders and industry professionals, we are committed to supporting long-term success through four key strategies.
Hover over the Strategies to learn more about each one
Collaborate with Regional Workforce Development Stakeholders
We work with partners to shine a light on local workforce needs and opportunities. By engaging employers and industry professionals, we showcase the diverse range of career pathways available. We facilitate collaboration by expanding our Apple STEM Leadership Team to include representatives from prominent sectors like Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Government, and Computer Science/IT.
Work Closely with the North Central Career Connect Washington Network
Through this partnership, we enhance career pathways for both young individuals and adults. Our goal is to ensure equitable access to training programs and family-wage employment opportunities that align with regional workforce needs.
Champion Vital Technology and Infrastructure Investments
Technology and infrastructure is vital to successful community development. This includes advocating for broadband expansion, capital improvements, and other essential resources. We provide stories, data, and valuable connections to assist stakeholders in securing additional funds through grants and partnerships.
Involve Employers and Industry Professionals to Bridge the Digital Divide
We bridge the digital divide by actively involving employers and industry professionals in meaningful volunteer and ambassadorship activities. Through initiatives like Computers for Kids, coding workshops, and Tech & Tiaras events, we tap into their expertise to create positive change.
Programs + Partners
Monthly Cyber Meetups are designed for business, education, technology, and community partners to come togethers for collaborative learning and discussion on technology topics. Every event features a presentation from a technology professional, discussion and networking.
Science In Our Valley is a weekly seminar series that acts as a catalyst to develop an engaged, regional scientific community in the Wenatchee Valley. Each series features the research of local scientists and invited guest speakers.
Digital Equity & Community Skills Labs
Description coming soon.
The Flywheel Investment Conference is an annual event in Wenatchee, WA that brings entrepreneurs, investors, and community members together to cultivate momentum for growing companies across Washington State. To date, the Conference has awarded more than $1,000,000 in investment awards.
Project iLumina is a rural resilience and digital inclusion campaign that brings resources to rural communities. The program focuses on digital skilling, digital transformation, entrepreneurial innovation, and rural leadership development.