Who We Support: Educators

Semiconductor Educators: Pioneers in the World of Electronics

The abundance of learning opportunities for your needs from the kindergarten to university.  So much opportunity for personal growth, building your competence, and boosting your confidence.  Once you discover your superpower, there is no turning back.  You are sure to discover more of your superpowers.

Ever heard the word can’t?  Forget it, you can do anything!  Southwest Washington is behind you, supporting you, cheering you on. So come on let’s learn.

Shown are just a few of the places to support your future you. 

Semiconductor Educators: Pioneers in the World of Electronics​

The abundance of learning opportunities for your needs from the kindergarten to university.  So much opportunity for personal growth, building your competence, and boosting your confidence.  Once you discover your superpower, there is no turning back.  You are sure to discover more of your superpowers.

Ever heard the word can’t?  Forget it, you can do anything!  Southwest Washington is behind you, supporting you, cheering you on. So come on let’s learn.

Shown are just a few of the places to support your future you. 

CCSW organizes our programming and support along the Washington Career Connected Learning Framework, which begins in kindergarten and supports students through high school and into their chosen career pathway.

A critical part in this work is an engaged employer base and community partners that provide expertise and mentoring, as well as work-related learning experiences

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Career Connect SW (CCSW)

Cascadia Technical Academy is a cooperative Career and Technical learning experience created in partnership with ten school districts in SW Washington.  It started in 1983 as Clark County’s Skills Center.

Students of Battle Ground, Camas, ESD 112, Evergreen, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal and Woodland have first choice for the nearly 1,300 openings to attend Cascadia Tech each year.

Homeschooled students, GED students and those attending approved local private schools can also attend when open spots are available.

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Cascadia Technical Academy

Clark College is Southwest Washington’s largest public institution of higher education. An open-enrollment community college, it welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds pursuing their educational or career paths each quarter. Students can earn high school diplomas, GEDs, certificates, and degrees in a variety of programs including nursing, dental hygiene, and mechatronics, to name a few. Also, Clark’s Running Start program enrolls high school students so they can earn college credit for little or no cost.

Clark College’s main campus sits on the beautiful 101-acre Vancouver Central Park in the heart of Vancouver, Washington. The college also offers classes on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver and at a satellite location in east Vancouver at the Columbia Tech Center. The college’s non-credit Community and Continuing Education program offer corporate and continuing-education classes. Clark College has collaborated on partnerships with many regional colleges, universities, and technical institutions, allowing students to apply credits earned at Clark toward their bachelor’s degrees.

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Clark College
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Education School District 112

Supporting K-12 schools, the Educational Service District 112 is one of nine statutory regional service agencies in the state of Washington. Created by the legislature 50 years ago, ESD 112 ensures equitable educational opportunities for all students—urban and rural alike. ESD 112 is an essential partner in the efficient operation of Washington’s 295 school districts and provide millions of dollars in services to schools through cooperatives, trusts, and competitive state, federal and private funds.

If you are in High School, chances are your high School offers Technical Education. These opportunities may include badges and certifications. Those awards may enable you to begin working in the high-tech industry before and after graduation. It will also smooth your transition to working in technical careers easier and may supply wage benefits in entry-level careers.

Check with your school for these opportunities. A few of the larger School Districts are listed

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NEXT Success

At Next, we help young adults ages 16-24 get set for success by providing the holistic support and training they need to create the future they want. We provide a safe space where young adults can connect and socialize, get something to eat or access health services and find help with their education and career. Young adults want to succeed in their careers and their lives. Yet, many young people may not have a clear pathway to work, training, or post-secondary education, even if they have their high school diploma.

Next was founded by Workforce Southwest Washington in collaboration with community partners and businesses.

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iUrban Teen

CCSW organizes our programming and support along the Washington Career Connected Learning Framework, which begins in kindergarten and supports students through high school and into their chosen career pathway.

A critical part in this work is an engaged employer base and community partners that provide expertise and mentoring, as well as work-related learning experiences

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Washington State University

Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV) is a public research university located in Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.

WSUV offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, Carson College of Business, College of Education, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and College of Nursing. The university is known for its focus on research and innovation, with research centers and institutes dedicated to fields such as neuroscience, sustainable energy, and economic development.

The campus itself is situated on 351 acres of forested land and boasts modern facilities, including a state-of-the-art library, research labs, and a student recreation center. Students can also take advantage of a variety of extracurricular activities, including clubs and organizations, athletics, and community service opportunities.