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Western Washington University environmental sciences student Ticika Dominick (left) works with Evergreen STEM student Grace Dills, 9, as Dills prepares to take a close look at the tiny organisms that thrive in seawater.

The current education system was born in the Industrial Revolution, where as the world changed new jobs were created and a skilled workforce was required.

The latter remains true today, but how Skagit County school districts are attempting to build that workforce is evolving.

— Reporter Kera Wanielista: 360-416-2141,, Twitter: @Kera_SVH,

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