Real-world work experience incorporated into school life

Photo by Haley Ausbun

Career Connect Washington presented a plan for increasing alternatives after high school graduation and for including more real-world experience, like paid apprenticeships in high schools across the state on Oct. 25.

The announcement took place in Renton at the Kaiser Permanente samples lab, which will be one of the training locations for encouraging more students to explore careers in health care early. Gov. Jay Inslee spoke at the event.

“We want our children to succeed no matter what their ambitions are. And I can tell you any group, whether it’s in Renton or Washtucna or Monroe, believe in this mission statement,” Inslee said. “We’ve got the most precious resource: the cutest kids in America.”