EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

Do you want a chance to win free roundtrip tickets by Alaska Airlines? On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will hold their 2022 PNW Education & Workforce Summit, where you can enter to win.

The summit will encourage a collective examination of the status of the school-to-work pipeline in the Seattle Southside region while the following job and career fair will be a focused effort to connect local youth with employment opportunities and family-wage careers.

Come to this event for a chance to win this exclusive door prize so you can take that well-deserved vacation!

“The goal for this event to ensure that local youth know about educational and career pathways that have high earning potential and are available locally in South King County,” said Chamber President/CEO Andrea H. Reay.

The event will begin with a welcome from Kent Mayor Dana Ralph and a keynote speaker presentation by WA State Superintendent Chris Reykdal. Followed by a panel discussion featuring diverse representatives from the WA State Governors Office, Highline & Tukwila School Districts, and a youth voice from Raisbeck Aviation HS with questions from the audience.

The Summit will be followed by a Job & Career Fair hosted exclusively for local high school youth and in partnership with the Highline School District, LiUNA and other partners in education and employment. During this period of economic recovery, it is as important as ever that the community can collaborate to connect our local youth to family-wage careers. The participating employers represent a variety of employment opportunities and family-wage career pathways that are all essential to a thriving Southside community.

WHAT: 2022 PNW Education & Workforce Summit

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2022: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: ShoWare Center, 625 W. James Street, Kent, 98032 (map below)



    • Early Registration closes April 12, so order your tickets now to save over 30%!
    • After April 12, tickets will still be available to purchase until April 27 for full price.
    • Can’t attend in person? We have gone hybrid so you can still participate live and gain exclusive access to content during and after the event! Guests attending virtual will still be entered for a chance to win tickets but must be present to claim.

The Chamber is proud to serve our community and is committed to supporting the school-to-work pipeline in the Southside region alongside community partners. Together We Are Stronger.

A special thank you to all our sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Amazon, BECU, Comcast, Crain Photography, David Inman Productions, Gesa Credit Union, Molly’s Caribbean, Orion Industries and Media Sponsor South King Media.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and are a great way to connect your business with the Southside Community. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Samantha Le at Samantha@SeattleSouthsideChamber.com for a custom package tailored to serve your marketing and advertising goals.

“We look forward to hosting you!”

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

For more info, visit http://www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.