EDITOR’S NOTESouth King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s 2024 PNW Education & Workforce Summit will be held at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

This event – which will run from 7 – 9:30 a.m. – will bring together subject matter experts, industry leaders, business owners, and community members to provide insight into the status of the school-to-work pipeline in our region.

“Join us at this innovative summit to add your voice to the conversation.”

Here’s the agenda:

  • 7 a.m.: Open Networking Breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.: Program Begins”
    • Welcome Remarks
    • Keynote by Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent 
    • School-to-Work Pipeline: Assessing the State of our Schools
      • Highline Public Schools 
      • Tukwila Public Schools
      • Highline College
      • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Success Foundation Discussion
  • Enhancing our Workforce: Current Initiatives
    • Port Of Seattle Leslie Horton, Aviation Workforce Development Program Manager
  • Closing Remarks
  • 9:30AM: After Event Networking & Career Showcase

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2024: 7 – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Accesso ShoWare Center Arena, 625 W James St KentWA 98032


  • Members: $50
  • Non-Members: $75

Click Here for More Info or to RSVP

Business Involvement Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are still available – for more information please download the Seattle Southside Chamber Event Sponsorship Form.

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