Submitted by Clark College
Inslee has been a strong proponent of Career Launch, a Washington state program that provides students with opportunities to “earn as they learn” through partnerships between public educational institutions and local employers that provide meaningful, high-quality, and paid on-the-job experience as well as classroom learning.
Clark College’s new Career Launch programs are:
- A partnership with Eurobake Bakery to provide students with paid work experience as they earn an Associate in Applied Technology (AAT) degree in Professional Baking & Pastry Arts Management
- A partnership with MacKay Sposito to provide students with paid work experience as they earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Surveying & Geomatics
These two programs join Clark College’s already-existing Career Launch partnerships: an AAT in Mechanical Instrumentation (part of the Mechatronics program) in partnership with SEH America, Silicon Forest Electronics, Analog Devices, Inc., and Kyocera International, Inc.; an AAT in Toyota T-TEN Automotive in partnership with Toyota America Corporation; an AAT in HiTECC Automotive in partnership with Dick Hannah Dealerships; and an Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AST2) in Engineering in partnership with SEH America.
The college has also proposed a Career Launch program in cybersecurity that is currently pending review by the Career Launch Endorsement Review Committee.
Gov. Inslee is making the announcement in STEM Building on Clark College’s main campus at 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way, where he will also meet with students, Clark College President Karin Edwards, Clark College Trustee Chair Rekah Strong, and representatives from faculty, industry partners, and ESD 112. Time permitting, he will also stop by the college’s on-campus vaccination clinic for students, employees, and their family members, which is taking place in the college’s STEM Building, also on the main campus.