CBC Honors First Grads of New Career Readiness Program
Posted Date: June 10th, 2021PASCO, WA – The first group of students who have completed a new career readiness
program at Columbia Basin College will be honored Friday in a drive-thru completion
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The college considers the launch of their Hawk Career Readiness program to be a big
success, and they expect up to 95 students to take part in the ceremony.
The program is geared towards building career skills, from choosing a career, to goal-setting,
to developing personal workplace and relationship skills. Students work in a self-directed
fashion online, earning “badges” in ten areas of career readiness competency.
The program has received significant support from the local credit union STCU. “It
reinforces local talent,” says Elizabeth Burtner, STCU Community Development Manager.
“(It’s) training kids up to get jobs and support our local communities and stay here
and raise their families here and their kids go to school here. It’s a win altogether
The completion ceremony takes place Friday, June 11 from 11am to 1pm, on the CBC Pasco
Spaces in the program are limited. All applications will be reviewed every first and
third Friday of the month. Selected candidates will be notified as space becomes available.
To learn more, or to apply to the Hawk Career Readiness program, visit CBC’s website, call 509-547-0511, or email careerservicesFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN.