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The Washington ACTE is happy to announce a unique cohort-based professional development opportunity on Work Based Learning for the 2022-2023 school year!

Even when the US economy is humming along, it contains a strange paradox. Employers have a hard time finding workers and positions go unfilled.  Yet many workers have a hard time finding appropriate employment with a living wage. This mismatch can be explained in part by changing labor market requirements and increased demand for higher levels of formal education.  But even degree holders often find it difficult to enter the workforce, and many are still underemployed well into their thirties.  The solution is clear: Work Based Learning.  Yet many institutions have been slow to adapt and still operate as if learning and working are mutually exclusive.  Even with senior leadership on board philosophically, many organizations could benefit from a strategic catalyst to help prioritize the conversation and to bring all stakeholders along.  This Catapult masterclass stimulates a tipping point at your institution to broaden understanding, increase support, and help advance your work based learning initiatives.  It's time to solve our workforce paradox once and for all.

October 24, 2022

November 14, 2022

October 3, 2022

December 6, 2022

September 12, 2022


September 2022 - April 2023

In partnership with CatapultLPD.com, your institution (i.e., school, school district, or regional network) will be able to harness the power of national experts to assist you and your staff in developing high-quality Work-Based Learning programs for your students and instructors during the fall of 2022.

Washington ACTE will continue the learning in the spring of 2023 focused on best practices in Washington State with our in-state partners and stake holders to help all institutions to navigate the specifics of how to deliver Work-Based Learning in Washington State, from school-based enterprises to Youth Apprenticeships.


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