Career Connected Learning


Career Connected Learning


Entering the House Chamber for the governor's State of the State address

Dear Friends,

The second week of the 2018 legislative session is drawing to a close. This 105-day session is off to a fast start, and I have been very busy meeting with constituents, attending committee hearings and reading bills.

I spent a lot of time this week with my colleagues in Senate committee hearings discussing bills and taking public testimony on measures that have been filed. On Tuesday, the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee heard testimony from higher-education leaders in the 8th Legislative District.  Columbia Basin College President Rebekah Woods came to Olympia to talk about career-connected learning and how we can better prepare students for the job market. You can hear more from her on this topic in the video below.

Career connected learning is about helping students better prepare for high-demand, high-wage jobs. Legislation introduced this session would create career connected learning opportunities, including career awareness and exploration, career preparation, and career-launch programs.

I will keep an eye on this legislation during session to see how it will benefit the 8th Legislative District and how much it will cost to implement it in our schools. Stay tuned!

As always, please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your state senator. 


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Sharon Brown
State Senator
8th District


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Watch my video update

From the district: Columbia Basin College

Check out my legislative update where I’m joined by President Rebekah Woods from Columbia Basin College as she talks more about career connected learning.

Will you be coming to Olympia during the session? If so, contact my office and schedule an appointment – I would love the opportunity to visit with you, and, if the time is right, you could join me in my next video update!


Click to watch this week's video update!

In closing…

As always, I value hearing directly from you. I am here to be your voice, and your feedback on bills before the Senate is very important to me. If you would like to contact me please write, phone, e-mail, or stop by if you’re in the Olympia area. 


Jan. 25, 2019



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