Career Connect Washington (CCW) intermediary organizations bridge industry and education to create and bring to scale Career Explore, Prep, and Launch programs that are run by the education or industry partners. Organizations go through a rigorous process of review before being named a Career Connect intermediary and receiving funding to plan new programs. Selection is coordinated by the Employment Security Department and Washington STEM and funded through federal WIOA dollars, JP Morgan Chase, and local private funds. The regional network director can guide organizations interested in becoming intermediaries.
CCW intermediaries can apply for a grant for one year of planning with partners for programs that align with one or more of these goals:
Career Connect Launch programs, as advanced courses, must receive an official endorsement to earn their designation. The endorsement demonstrates the career-oriented program meets specific requirements that ensure students complete with strong academic knowledge and workplace-ready skills. Career Launch programs can be offered at community and technical colleges, training centers, universities, and K-12 schools that partner with higher-education institutions. A program must receive an official endorsement to receive certain types of state Career Launch funding.
Washington Maritime Blue – Career Prep in Maritime
Friends of KSPS – Career Prep in Media & Broadcasting
HopeWorks Social Enterprises – Career Launch in Education
Washington Alliance for Better Schools – Career Launch in Healthcare & Life Sciences
Western Washington University – Career Prep in Green Economy
Pacific Education Institute –Natural Resources Career Prep
NEW Health Programs Association – Recognized Pre-Apprenticeship in Healthcare
Washington State University – Career Launch in Viticulture
Washington State University – Career Launch in Education
Whatcom Working Waterfront – Registered Apprenticeship in Maritime
Players Philanthropy Fund – Career Prep in Healthcare
Washington State University – Career Explore in Advanced Manufacturing & IT
Olympic Educational Service District 114 – Career Prep in Culinary Arts
Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement – Career Prep in Healthcare
Our network would not exist without intermediary organizations to develop career-connected learning programs in King and Pierce counties. Ask how you can be involved.