More than 36 years ago, the president of Central Washington University began facilitating meetings to bring business and education leaders together. Even at that time, there was a consensus that students were not graduating with the necessary skills employers were seeking. Eventually, these gatherings spurred the Association of Washington Business (AWB) to form Washington Business Week (WBW)—a single summer session that brings 225 high school students together to learn the necessary skills to succeed in the workforce.
Microsoft®, a company well known for its dedication to improving U.S. education, has expanded its efforts through its search engine Bing™. In Microsoft’s partnership with Creative Artists Agency, GOOD, Staple Design, Task Force, and Roadtrip Nation, Bing REDU was created.
On July 28th and 29th 2011, Microsoft is convening educators from across the country for their Innovative Education Forum (IEF) to showcase the best and brightest programs and systems that have had demonstrable success helping students learn 21st century skills.
Vision, leadership, and passion for developing young, raw talent changes individual lives, grows future talent, and impacts an organization.
In the changing American job market, math and science are becoming highly-coveted skills.