Opportunity in

Education

Goal • Deliver transformative educational experiences

Why Education?

The Tri-Cities boasts high levels of volunteerism, non-profit involvement, retirees, PhDs, STEM/STEAM education, institutions of higher learning and trade schools. Education and industry have formed a hub of knowledge-building and partnership that can be further leveraged.

Community Value

  • Increased quality of life
  • Stronger community collaboration
  • Stronger employment base and larger talent pools
  • Attractive to employers
  • Increased retention rates
  • Stable economy

Supporting Trends

  • Rising poverty in suburbs, where a large percentage of workers are without advanced education or vocational training
  • Bifurcation of income levels is seen as a major deterrent to healthy communities
  • People get hired for the technical skills and fired for the soft skills
  • Our region is positioned for creating strategic higher education initiatives (e.g. PNNL and WSU)
  • Tri-Cities has an educated workforce that needs to be leveraged
  • Utilize the retirement community for “re-impact” to leverage their abundance of knowledge to mentor students

We need your help …

To identify People, and Organizations with knowledge / interest in, or Projects currently underway in Education

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