A club chartered recently at South Puget Sound Community College has taken on the mission to inform students of relevant economic issues and give them an outlet to discuss these issues.
The Center for Research and Economics (C.O.R.E.) was launched this quarter and “came out of the gate blazing,” said Club Advisor Khalid Abdalla.
The most recent event the club hosted addressed the Public Utilities District (PUD) movement. Abdalla said the club selected this topic due to the recent PUD initiative that did not pass in Thurston County.
C.O.R.E. Secretary Kathy Caan said, “People need knowledge on how a public power system works.”
The club used the college’s career day to inform students of high demand careers, said Abdalla. He said the club showcased careers with the best state and national forecasts based on salary, demand and training.
“We did this to help students make well-informed opinions and choices for their career pursuits,” said Abdalla.
C.O.R.E. Vice President Spencer Kelty said the club “provides an environment for business and economics students to socialize within the same field.”
Abdalla said he hopes the club can look into other issues in the future, such as health care.
Kelty said students interested in participating in the club can find the club on Facebook or attend club meetings.
C.O.R.E. meets at noon biweekly on Thursdays in Room 316, Building 20.