Why Businesses Should Connect With High School Students

We recently adopted a community goal of having 60 percent of adults in Spokane County having a credentialed, two-year degree or higher by 2025. Currently, that number hovers around 43 percent. In order to reach that goal, the business community needs to play its part because businesses depend on the education sector for skilled employees. On Jan. 10, we hosted a Good Morning Greater Spokane program that focused on educational attainment. A panel of five students – four from high school and one recent local high school graduate who is now a college freshman – talked about their experience as Continue reading

Our Cyber Champions

Tweet Spokane is now home to some national champion high school students, thanks to their savvy cyber defense skills. CyberPatriot is an annual cyber defense competition held in Washington D.C. High school teams are set up with one to three virtual machines where students must work on scanning each machine to find as much vulnerability as possible within a certain amount of time. Teams that find the most vulnerabilities advance to the next round, with winners of all three rounds competing in the national championships. Spokane Public Schools sent seven teams from four schools to D.C. Check out how they Continue reading

STEM, Cyber Security, and Why We Support Education

Tweet Why do we support public education? Because when a community supports its schools, the community thrives. Our community is strong right now because of things happening in our area schools. Here are a couple cool things happening right now.

Career Exploration Day

Tweet When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? We aim to assist today’s youth with that question. We did that – and have been doing that the past three years – with Career Exploration Day. This year’s event was at the beautifully remodeled Rogers High School. About 2,500 middle and high school students from all over the region were introduced to more than 60 area companies spanning a variety of different industries. Here’s how cool this year’s event was: