Media Advisory - June Council Meeting
Council meeting to focus on Southwest Washington economy, workforce needs
June 8, 2017
Olympia—At its meeting on June 15, the Washington Student Achievement Council will focus on Southwest Washington’s needs for a skilled and educated workforce. The meeting will also explore the importance of regional factors to the council’s mission to increase educational attainment statewide.
The meeting will begin with an overview of the Southwest Washington regional economy, followed by two panel discussions. The first discussion will center on employer needs in Southwest Washington. Afterward, education leaders from Clark College, Lower Columbia College, WSU–Vancouver, and the Southwest Washington STEM Network will explore current and potential educational pathways to support students’ career success.
The meeting will conclude with a message from the council’s student member, Jessica Murillo-Rosales of Central Washington University.
This will be the final council meeting for both Murillo-Rosales and Marty Brown, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). Brown is retiring and will be replaced as the council’s two-year college system representative by Jan Yoshiwara, incoming executive director of SBCTC.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Clark College. Public comment is scheduled at 11:30 a.m.
All materials will be available online the day of the meeting.
Room Pub 258 B&C
1933 Fort Vancouver
Vancouver, WA 98663
About the Washington Student Achievement Council
The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. The council has three main functions:
- Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment.
- Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
- Advocate for the economic, social and civic benefits of higher education.
The council has nine members. Four members represent each of Washington’s major education sectors: four-year public baccalaureates, four-year private colleges, public community and technical colleges and K-12 public schools. Five are citizen members, including one current student.