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Keith Griffith

Chief Executive Officer

Griffith Industries Inc

HQ Phone:  (253) 395-0887

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Griffith Industries Inc

6307 S 228th St

Kent, Washington,98032

United States

Company Description

Griffith Industries is a floor covering and countertop company servicing the multi-family housing industry in the Pacific Northwest. At Griffith, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We stock only the brands you trust most: Shaw, Mohawk, Enginee...more

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Senior Manager for Education

Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Alliance


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Keith Griffith, the senior manager for education at the alliance, said companies and schools partnering is even more essential now that public school budgets face continued cuts.
"It's been a real lifesaver," Griffith said. "The business community has stepped forward with not just money but internship opportunities, mentoring and equipment because there just isn't any more money in the schools budgets for these sorts of training programs. "And without these programs," he said, "they won't have the educated work force they need."


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Keith Griffith, Senior Manager for Education


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"Bachelor degrees are wonderful," but they don't guarantee graduates can get a job in valley, said Keith Griffith, senior manager for education for the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance.
His daughter, who recently graduated from college, is among those who have left. "Our best and our brightest are leaving," Griffith said. But he doesn't think the Census Bureau's education attainment statistics tell the whole picture. "We've got some outstanding education programs in Stanislaus." Griffith said the county's top focus right now must be to reduce its high school drop out rate. Increasing the education level of the county's adult population also is vital. "After working all day, people are exhausted and the last thing they want to do is go sit in a classroom," Griffith said. "But that's what they have to do to get ahead." In the old days, school districts used to offer adult education programs. Griffith said budget cuts have made such programs "an endangered species."


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International trade is a good fit, said Keith Griffith, senior manager for education at the Alliance.
"Agriculture has been the lifeblood of our economy," he said. He pointed out that companies such as Roberts Ferry and Frazier Nuts, both near Waterford, do a lot of exporting to other countries. "It's been a rough couple of years for the local community," Griffith said. "But unless we're focused on the future, what do we have to look forward to?" Griffith said he has been working with several local business leaders on expanding the resources available to students. "It's a great way for them to give back to the community," he said. "And they're also investing in the families or the children in their current work force." For more information about the program, or to serve on the advisory council, call Keith Griffith, Alliance senior manager for education, at (209) 567-4990.


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About 35,000 copies of the 2011 Career Success Guide, written by Keith Griffith and underwritten by locally connected businesses, will be distributed starting this week.
Modesto Bee - (NAN AUSTIN/naustin@modbee.com) - Keith Griffith, senior manager for education with the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance, shows a prototype of the Career Success Guide that will be given at no cost to high school students throughout the county starting next week (first copies arriving Tuesday April 26). Griffith is with the Stanislaus Economic Development & Workforce Alliance, which developed the project to start students "on a lifelong pattern of success," he said. The book is laid out like a workbook, with checklists, planning guides and a career interest quiz. Its cover was designed by Downey High students. Its wording was punched up by a young alliance staffer "so the kids would read it," Griffith said. Sections like "Make an Extra Million Dollars" and "Career Planning 101" give a practical push to stay in school. The guide follows up with how to decide what courses to take, good reasons to take career-technical courses, what it takes to get into college and how to pay for it. High school graduates earn, on average, about $26,000 a year, about half of what a college graduate earns, Griffith said, "and if they drop out, they're really setting themselves up for failure." The book isn't all about higher education. Sections talk realistically about joining the military, volunteering for a year after high school and job-focused training. "I tried to make it a comprehensive guide to your future," Griffith said, adding it makes sense that the business world is backing the effort. "They understand their work force is from this community." The book is 9 inches by 7 inches, about 8 ounces, and 125 pages. Griffith said he wanted it to be something easy to read on the bus, to look at again and again. "I would love for a kid to call me someday and say, 'This book changed my life,' " he said.


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