Washington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning has dedicated her life to helping her students develop confidence, so they can be successful long after high school. Ready Washington’s latest Teacher of the Year video captures Manning’s work as an English and math teacher at the Newcomer Center at Spokane’s Ferris High School.
Washington state is expected to have 740,000 job openings by 2021.
Today, less than a third of Washington’s students earn a credential after high school that they will need to get a good job.
Partnership for Learning is leading the conversation about policy actions and implementation that will enable more Washington youth to successfully pursue careers and opportunities in their home state.
Preparing Students for Careers
Partnership for Learning and Ready Washington provide students, families, and teachers with easy-to-use information to help youth make the most of their education and plan for a career, apprenticeship, or other training.
Our Focus Areas
Increase the number of students who pursue and complete credentials after high school that will enable them to secure the career of their choice.
College and Career Readiness
Prepare Washington students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed in college, an apprenticeship, or other training after high school.
Career Awareness in WA
Increase student awareness and understanding about the career opportunities available in Washington and the education they’ll need to succeed.
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A new tool from Ready Washington is designed by parents, for parents, to share information and resources about supporting students’ education.
Ready Washington’s posters – which were mailed out to all middle schools, high schools, and skills centers across the state – encourage students to plan their path today.