Partnership for Learning
Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, brings together business leaders and education partners to improve our state’s education system, so Washington students are ready to pursue the career pathways of their choice. Learn more at credentialessential.com.
4 WA students launch STEM paths to the skies
Just like college signing days for athletes, the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) leaders gather to sign a letter of intent.
WA Grant helps make college and career training a reality for many
The Washington College Grant is the most generous state financial aid program in the country.
Schools respond to learning loss with targeted help for students
Nearly three years in, Washington students are still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. They aren’t alone.
Taking the fear out of applying for financial aid
There are several toolkits and community resources students and families can access for help filling out the FAFSA and WASFA.
Hands-on coursework readies students for high-demand jobs
For young people who want to learn by doing, Core Plus Aerospace classes show students how their interests can drive them toward a successful future.
Summer internships for students to explore potential career pathways
Engaging in a summer internship is a useful way for students to test a career path they think might fit their interests and goals.
STEM Signing Day: 4 students chart a path to the future
On STEM Signing Day, 49 high school seniors are celebrated, just like college signing days for athletes, The next generation of STEM leaders sign their letters of intent.
Job opportunities spotlight need for postsecondary credential
Just 43% of Washington students are expected to earn a credential by age 26, leaving a 27-point gap between the percentage of credentialed graduates and what the economy demands.
Success stories: Supporting more WA students to succeed in education after high school
Jobs in Washington state are increasingly being filled by people with a post-high school credential, such as a degree, apprenticeship or certificate.
New directory connects students with paid work experiences
Opportunities offer real-world experiences that build upon classroom learning and prepare Washington students for high-demand jobs.
Celebrating our future scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians
STEM Signing Day honors students’ resilience and showcases the importance of staying on track to earn postsecondary credentials.
Strategies for success: Helping first-generation students navigate college
Applying to college is intimidating for any student. Challenges can be further magnified for first-generation students.
3 key actions to help break down barriers to college
How do we make sure students facing increasing hurdles stay on track to a credential?
Pandemic spotlights education inequities. What schools are doing to close the gaps.
Communities of color, young workers, and those with a high school diploma or less are bearing the brunt of the downturn.
Class of 2020: Make plans for the future you want
Education and business leaders across Washington have one message for the class of 2020: Don’t let COVID-19 derail your plans.
Asking the right questions: Helping students find their career answers
How can you help and what tools are available for students to explore possibilities and make plans?
Practical support clears a path for kids to think big about their future
“Opportunity will abound in Washington, and we want to ensure our kids are ready for the great jobs being creating here,” says Neil Strege, vice president of the Washington Roundtable.
Completing the FAFSA can be a career-maker for Washington students
Washington’s FAFSA completion rate is only 54% for high school seniors — among the lowest completion rates of any state in the U.S.
When school principals and CEOs work together, students win
Strong leaders create strong schools and strong students.
How to earn college credit in high school – and the difference it makes
Each year a growing number of students are opting for dual-credit courses.
Local high schools work to increase postsecondary enrollment
The credential is essential: Five key success factors help students reach their goals.
Providing pathways through college: Expert guidance helps students complete a degree
Just 37.5 percent of community college students graduate from a two- or four-year institution within six years.
Building a manufacturing career: Which credentials are essential?
Nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the U.S. by 2025, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers.