Educating, Inspiring, and Impacting the Leaders of Tomorrow
Washington Business Week (WBW) creates a hands-on experiential environment to educate, empower and encourage a diverse population of high school students to recognize and achieve their potential. Business leaders, educators, high school students, and community volunteers teach and inspire one another to be responsible employees, employers and citizens
WBW’s programs place high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge in college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success. If you’re a current high school student (grade 9-12), this is the place to ignite your potential.
Week-long residential programs are held at university and college campuses in the summer and focus on the areas of business, healthcare, and technology. Business Week programs are also offered in eleven states and internationally in Poland and Italy. In-school programs are offered in rural areas throughout Washington state during the academic year including Centralia, Aberdeen, Omak/Okanagan, Hoquiam, and Willapa. At each program, students undertake hands-on projects providing them the opportunity to operate a business and create a new product.
Financials and previous years’ annual reports can be found in our History.
My enrollment in Washington Business Week allowed me to learn from proven leaders in the professional business world. Both programs have enhanced my skills as an effective communicator and quality producer through their competitive business formats. These experiences have proven my ability to achieve goals and meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities.
– Anthony Yun, WBW Participant, Intern, UW Operations & Supply Chain Management Student, Supplier Quality Intern, The Boeing Company
MISSION & VISION
Washington Business Week provides a dynamic real-world, immersive business experience that builds confidence, sense of purpose, and leadership.
Washington Business Week unleashes passion for entrepreneurship and leadership, empowering business teams of tomorrow.