Colleges and Programs
Washington Career Bridge – Here is a state government website that will help you find the education requirements you need to get the career you want. Some of the features include exploring careers, job trends, education options and financial assistance such as grants, loans, scholarships and work study.
Washington Student Achievement Council – All accredited colleges and universities in the state are conveniently accessible from this webpage.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Washington – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
K20 Education Network – If you are a teacher in the K-12 school system, you may find this organization interesting and helpful. This organization uses broadband, open network learning that seeks to close the gap between the digital divides while empowering students to learn where they live. With more efficient use of scarce teacher resources and sought-after programs, students in communities large and small, urban and rural are on a level playing field.
Washington College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Washington – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Washington institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Teacher Certification Degrees, Washington – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Washington, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Healthcare Pathways, Washington – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Washington relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Washington DOE, Certifications – This webpage on the Dept. of Education website contains information about the certification and renewal process for classroom teachers, principals, paraeducators, school counselors, and superintendents.
Job Seekers and Career
WorkSource Washington – Here is a good tool that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in the state.
Working for Washington – You could be helping a vulnerable child, make highways safer or restore salmon habitat….the work that state employees do matters to the people of Washington. For those who want to make a difference, take a look at the career opportunities available in the State of Washington.
Washington Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
iHireConstruction, Washington – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Washington? Look no further than this search tool.
Washington Education Association, Higher Education Jobs – Looking for a job in higher education? The links here will connect you to the human resources departments at all Washington community colleges, technical and regional colleges and universities.
Washington Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Washington by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Washington Education Association, School District Jobs – If you are looking for employment in a Washington K-12 school district, this is a great place to look. Links to each school district across the state are available.
Leadership and Development
Washington Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Washington Arts Association and Gallery – This nonprofit is dedicated to enriching the community through education, exhibitions and special events. Membership in this organization means you are advancing the arts and arts education provided by the WAA.
Career Connect Washington – By weaving together college and work, this organization seeks to build a better workforce, better lives and a better Washington. Members include business, labor, education and community leaders who create the work-based and academic programs for young adults to explore and learn from.
Washington Public Instruction, Learning and Teacher Resources – If you are current a teacher in the K-12 school system, this resource has so much relative to content support that is right in line with state assessment and education policies. As well, network and professional development resources for teachers, paraeducators and administrators. And, be sure to check out the site’s Resource Clearinghouse …..amazing!!
Washington Teachers Association – This organization is committed to educational excellence. Their purpose is to support, encourage and promote members in the effort to provide quality public education.
Washington State Leadership Academy – With an emphasis on ‘coaching’, this academy creates curriculum and best practices for leadership training and professional development that seeks to help meet the needs of school and district leaders.
Impact Washington – Members of this organization have worked in every facet of manufacturing as floor managers, product engineers, project managers, executives, researchers, materials scientists and more. Their aim is to strive to support and energize the local industry by enhancing the productivity and technology performance of Washington manufacturers.
Associated General Contractors of Washington – Representing member firms’ interests, enhancing work performance and building a better climate for construction are aims of this organization.
Washington Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Washington is what you need, look here!
Washington Access Fund – This nonprofit organization is run by and for people with disabilities. Assistive technology peripherals and devices can make a huge difference in an individual’s quality of life and independence. In education and the work world, it can level the playing fields. If you don’t have the health benefit means to cover your assistive technology needs, this organization will provide an affordable option with a low-cost way of acquiring the technology needed.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Washington Small Business Guidance – This state sponsored website speaks directly to the small business community in Washington. The mission is to listen to businesses, then drive action to make it easier to do business in the state. Guidance relative to understanding what is needed to comply with Washington’s licensing and regulatory requirements is a primary focus.
Washington Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
How to Start a Business in Washington – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in Washington – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Washington business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Washington Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Washington State, Department of Veterans Affairs – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
Washington Career Bridge, Military Service – You and your family members may qualify for tuition assistance depending on your length of service, active duty status and other factors. There are month stipend programs, on-the-job training and apprenticeship information as well on this state government sponsored website.
Washington Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – Washington – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.