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Workforce Alliance support career connected learning opportunities in the Columbia Basin

Businesses dedicated to informing and connecting students, parents, and schools to career and life opportunities in the Columbia Basin and beyond.

Real-life experiences for career connected learning in the Columbia Basin.

The Workforce Alliance was created to build relationships with educators, students, and parents through real-life experiences to communicate career opportunities and required skills that provide a meaningful life and family-living wage in the Columbia Basin. Career Connected Learning is a combination of awareness, exploration, preparation, and work experiences developed through strong public and private partnerships.

Workforce Development

Career Preparation experiences support college and career readiness and include extended interaction with professionals from the industry.

Showcasing Local Opportunities

Career Awareness experiences are those that help students build awareness of the variety of careers available.

Connecting Community With Industry

Career Exploration provides students with short term direct interaction with partners and the opportunity to explore career options.

Get Involved with Career Connect

There are many ways for industry, students, educators, and community members to get involved with Career Connected Learning in the Columbia Basin:

Student Tours

Educator Tours of Industry

Industry Tours of Education


Job Shadow

Speaking To Students

Internships or Apprenticeships

Soft Skill Clinics

Connecting Our Future: Career-Connected Learning in the Columbia Basin

There are more than 740,000 new jobs in Washington State that are high-skilled and high-paying. But, companies across the state are quickly realizing they cannot find the right employees to meet these workforce demands. 

Workforce Alliance Partners

Local Economic Development & Workforce

Port of Moses Lake

Grant County Economic Development Council

Adams County Economic Development Council

Worksource Moses Lake

Skillsource Moses Lake

Microsoft Techspark

Regional Partners

North Central Career Connect Washington Network

Apple STEM Network

North Central Educational Service District

NCW Tech Alliance

Statewide Partners


Washington STEM

Career Connect Washington

Association for Washington Business

Local Education

Big Bend Community College

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center

Moses Lake School District

Othello School District

Ephrata School District

Quincy School District

Wahluke School District

Wilson Creek School District

Almira Coulee Hartline School District

Grand Coulee School District

Royal City School District

Soap Lake School District

Quincy Innovation Academy

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