MacDonald-Miller presented “Outstanding Partnership” award

“MacDonald-Miller is an industry member of West Sound STEM and a driving force in developing the controls programmer and associate controls specialist apprenticeships. MacDonald-Miller provides outstanding leadership on the Senior Leadership Team and on the Implementation Team and regularly interacts with and supports education and industry within the West Sound STEM Network region. MacDonald-Miller has led STEM Cafes for teachers with a focus on engineering design.  STEM Cafes are real-world training opportunities for teachers to increase their own STEM knowledge, connect with industry, and engage in activities that they can take back to their classroom. The professional development links real-world application to classroom instruction in a way that is engaging and understandable to both teachers and students. MacDonald-Miller has also hosted teacher externships and worksite learning tours for students.  A big thank you to MacDonald-Miller for providing these deep and meaningful connections for educators and students—this is critical if we are to support developing the workforce of today and tomorrow.Dr. Kareen Borders, Executive Director, West Sound STEM Network

West Sound STEM Network Career Connect Washington Summit

The Summit included attendees such as business and industry leaders, school district superintendents, county leaders, military leaders, federal leaders, education leaders, library systems, Washington Workforce Board leadership, Washington STEM leadership, and legislators from our region. The purpose being:

  • Deepen an understanding of how multiple sectors such as construction, healthcare, climate science, and computer science develop critical skills leading to high demand, high wage jobs in our region.
  • Equip participants with the information to move forward with implementing apprenticeship programs and other career connected learning opportunities.
  • Build upon discussions and learning from the February 1 and June 3 Career Connect Washington Summits.

West Sound STEM Network is a regional network, with over 50 members from a cross-sector of industry, education, government, and nonprofit sectors, dedicated to ensuring that area youth have access to career pathways that lead to family-wage, high-demand careers.

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