Gov. Jay Inslee and culinary students from Cascadia Tech Center during the “Mini-Inaugural Ball” in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

Mini-Inaugural Ball

When inclement weather prevented the culinary students from Cascadia Tech Academy from making the trip to Olympia for the inaugural ball, Gov. Inslee decided to visit them.

Skills centers give the career connected education that so many students want, but right now only about half of our state has access to skills centers in their community. The experiences these students shared with Gov. Inslee are a big reason why he thinks we ought to make sure every student gets the education to launch them into their chosen career.

A Cascadia Tech Academy student’s autographed toque blanche at the “Mini-Inaugural Ball” in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee touring an auto mechanic classroom at Cascadia Tech Academy in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee with carpentry students and their model home examples at Cascadia Tech Academy in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)
Gov. Jay Inslee with criminal justice students during a tour at Cascadia Tech Academy in Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 24, 2017 (Official Governor’s Office Photo)

More information about the governor’s budget proposal to increase career connected education is available on the OFM budget page, and more information on Cascadia Tech Academy is available here.