Network: Washington STEM and Washington MESA

Purpose: This playbook offers a step-by-step guide for how to hold a successful Career Readiness Workshop targeting middle and high school students, as well as post-secondary students seeking STEM internships and employment. Included are example materials from an event hosted in January 2016 by Washington State MESA as well as templates and presentations for creating your own successful Career Readiness Workshop.

Usage: These tools have been used to produce a convening that brings together students and industry professionals to take part in career readiness activities.

Impacts: This tool is being used as a resource in trainings throughout the state focused on implementing career connected learning for students in Washington.

Prior research or grounding: The Playbook is grounded in experience from connections with 21 local organizations doing career connected learning as well as consultation with statewide career connected learning experts.

Contact: Jesse Gilliam, 206-685-4325,