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Coffman Presents at Washington Governor's Summit

June 15, 2017

Dave Peden (Spokane Structural Principal) had the honor of presenting at the Washington Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning. The summit brings together industry, policy, and education leaders to improve career-related opportunities for Washington’s youth especially in fields involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) where jobs are in high demand.

Dave and a team of people from Spokane’s largest business development organization (GSI) were invited to talk about the “Business Afterschool” program and how Coffman helps GSI connect students to the world of business. Career connected learning gives students awareness of high demand, well-paying jobs and Dave believes that, “it’s important that the students in our communities have the opportunities to pursue these careers in our state”. It’s not just encouraging students to go to a four-year college, but showing them there are other options through apprenticeships, mentoring, job shadowing, internships and more. Dave is very active in local STEM programs and knows, “Coffman Engineers can help by showing students what it means to be in our profession and that there are many pathways to success in STEM fields”.

Check out this video to learn more about Career Connected Learning.


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