APRIL IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH
April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s an excellent opportunity to review and upgrade your financial smarts.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been earning your way for quite some time, it’s never too late to learn about saving and improving your financial outlook. Developing a budget and building financial knowledge is the foundation for a brighter future.
PERSONAL FINANCE WEBINAR
Thursday, April 22 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm
Description: The JA Personal Finance webinar allows attendees to experience the relationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. Attendees will also explore how their decisions can affect other people they have relationships with and practice using healthy behaviors to discuss shared financial decisions. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to demonstrate that their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need.
ALL ABOUT CARS WEBINAR
Thursday, April 29 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm
Description: Participants will begin to consider their needs and wants for their first automobile. They will complete a self-assessment to identify factors that could affect their car choices and then prioritize their needs and wants. Attendees will learn about different ways to pay for a car and compare the costs of buying versus leasing. Participants will decide whether buying or leasing a car is the best option for them, and they will search for cars that meet their needs and budget.
Check out more upcoming webinars here:
TIPS FOR MANAGING MONEY UPS & DOWNS
Saturday, April 17th, 10:30 am CT (Central Time, 2 hours ahead)
The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financial obligations. We’ll focus on easy steps that you can take to get control of your money, even when it doesn’t seem like enough.
- Jenny Abel, Financial Security Outreach Program Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
- Carol Bralich, Associate Professor, Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension, Washington County
Events are free and open to the public.
View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org
SEARCH CAREERS AND CAREER PATHS
CareerExploreNW.org is a community tool designed to guide people, through job spotlight videos and job/industry data information, toward a job or career as well as help regional employers create a talent pipeline. Under each industry cluster you will find a collection of videos that highlight different types of jobs that are available in the Spokane/N. Idaho region. You will also find other great information around what schooling is needed and average salaries.
Watch the video below to learn about becoming a Journeyman Electrician:
CareerExplore NW is a project of KSPS Public Television in partnership with the Spokane Workforce Council. May your journey begin!
Check out this FREE GenCyber Virtual Camp
The GenCyber Virtual Camp is a FREE week-long camp that will take place fully online in July of 2021.
July 12th – 16th or July 19th – 23rd
Camp Description: Explores cybersecurity topics including hacking, social networking, privacy, cryptography, legal aspects, social implications, password management, digital forensics, computer networking, wireless security, ethical issues, social engineering, careers in cybersecurity, and the psychological aspects of cybersecurity and privacy behavior.
The camp is being hosted by UW Bothell in partnership with Columbia Basin College. The camp is sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Check out the video below:
Eligible participants will be entering grades 7th – 12th in the autumn of 2021.
Camp participants will be provided with a Raspberry Pi computing device, camp t-shirt, and instructional materials to help them with the various activities we’ll be doing during camp. These items are theirs to keep upon completion of the camp.
WA Student Video Contest
The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
What are your education and career dreams, and how are you going to get there?
Today Ready Washington is launching a contest to IGNITE high school students' thinking and conversations about their education and career goals. If you are a Washington public high school student (or if you know one), please keep reading!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Guest Speaker:
LUNCH WITH LEADERS
Wednesday, April 21st, 1-1:30pm
Corporate Sponsorship Specialist Gesa Credit Union
JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.
Virtual Engineering Design EXPO
Program launches April 28-May 16.
As a supporter of STEM education, we would like to encourage you to invite students you know to experience the many ways STEM can make a difference and solve real-world problems at University of Idaho.
Students can enter to win scholarships and prizes!
The Benefits of Service- In addition to camaraderie and meaningful work, the Military offers access to affordable health care, paid vacation, retirement plans and other benefits that often surpass those offered by civilian employers.
Branches of Military:
When it comes to learning about how to join the Military, knowing where to start may seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. Start your research here, with some of the essential first steps to considering service, including eligibility requirements, testing, boot camp and officer training.