Washington Business Week has impacted over 60,000 students and 6,000 professionals since 1976. This is the place for the upcoming leaders of today to impact the leaders of the future.
Washington Business Week uses educational enrichment programs to eliminate the skills gap, an ongoing and growing issue in Washington state. The Washington Roundtable reports that by the year 2017, there will be 50,000 unfilled jobs due to the job skills gap and that decreasing this gap will create an increase in employment and productivity, and a greater overall economic vitality. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce produced a report stating that nationally 65% of jobs by the year 2020 will require post-secondary education
Washington Business Week impacts thousands of teens every year because of contributions made by businesses, foundations, service clubs, individuals, volunteers, and alumni.
Each summer, we host employees from over 50 local and national companies including: