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In the Media

Recent news articles featuring Workforce Southwest Washington’s projects and programs.

Media inquiries, please contact Julia Maglione, jmaglione@workforcesw.org or 360.567.3176.

Press Releases

October

October 3, 2017 – Demystifying Manufacturing for Young Adults

September

September 22, 2017 – WSW Receives Grant for Youth-created Mural and Work-skills Project
September 21, 2017 – BIA, SWCA & WSW Launch Construction Workforce Plan
September 11, 2017 – Vancouver Tech Tours September 19
September 7, 2017 – Nominations Sought for Employer Workforce Awards

August

August 29, 2017 – Computer Training Orientation Weekly at WorkSource

July

July 13, 2017 – New Program Provides Mechatronics Training and Job Skills
July 6, 2017 – Proposals sought for youth center focus groups & brand development

June

June 27 2017 – Computer Training Available for Unemployed & Underemployed
June 15, 2017 – Workforce Development Key to Economic Growth (Op-Ed)
June 13, 2017 – Cowlitz Business Reps Sought for WSW Board
June 12, 2017 – William Westmoreland Joins Workforce SW WA

May

May 16, 2017 – Wahkiakum WorkSource Events on May 24
May 22, 2017 – Youth Employment Summit on May 23

April

April 12, 2017 – Workforce Southwest Washington Seeking Proposals for IT Support and Maintenance

March

March 28, 2017 – Wahkiakum Career Day March 29 – Media Advisory
March 21, 2017 – WorkSource hosting Construction Orientation on March 31
March 14, 2017 – Workforce Southwest Washington Announces New Board Members
March 7, 2017 – WorkSource workshop at Wahkiakum Community Center on March 20
March 1, 2017 – Companies Sought for Wahkiakum Career Day on March 29

February

February 9, 2017 – Bids sought for social media plan development
February 2, 2017 – Training Fair at WorkSource on Feb. 9 for Manufacturing and Technology Jobs
February 1, 2017 – Certified Production Technician Training thru WorkSource

January

January 31, 2017 – WaferTech WorkSource Hiring Event February 3
January 12, 2017 – Startup Weekend February 3-5, 2017
January 10, 2017 – Technology & Manufacturing Training Fair at WorkSource on Feb. 9
January 9, 2017 – Trades Information Session at WorkSource on Jan. 17

December 2016

December 5, 2016 – WSW Seeks Proposals from Providers of Out-of School Youth Services
December 1, 2016 – Tech and Manufacturing Training Fair December 15 at Worksource in Vancouver

November

November 22, 2016 – LEAP program to bring employment services into Clark County Jail
November 1, 2016 – Miriam Martin Joins WSW as Youth Initiatives Manager

October

October 4, 2016 – Manufacturing Day Connects Businesses with Next Generation
October 3, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource on October 13

You can also access an archive of press releases, past and present.

In the Media

2017

Construction jobs, networking headline event
The Columbian, September 29, 2017

Tech tours tapping into Vancouver’s “hidden” tech workforce
The Columbian, September 24, 2017

Tech community event slated for September 19
The Columbian, September 11, 2017

Awards nominations for innovative business open
The Columbian, September 8, 2017

CREDC puts focus on talent
The Columbian, September 4, 2017

Coming Events – Community Center in Cathlamet
Wahkiakum County Eagle, August 31, 2017

Coming Events – Community Center in Cathlamet
Wahkiakum County Eagle, August 24, 2017

Free training offered to jobless, underemployed
The Columbian, August 30, 2017

Avoiding potholes of past to focus on future success
Vancouver Business Journal, August 18, 2017

Public-Private Training Program Leads to Candidate Pipeline and Jobs
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connection, August 2017 (page 5)

In Our View: Right Way to Provide Aid – Bridgeview resource center takes smart approach to services for those in need
The Columbian, July 28, 2017

Bridgeview resource center breaks ground
The Columbian, July 26, 2017

Industrial Internship gives Washington at-risk youth a boost
U.S. News & World Report, July 24, 2017

Industrial internship gives at-risk youth a leg up
Daily News, July 16, 2017

Mechatronics program to provide job training
The Columbian, July 15, 2017

Connecting youth to careers in manufacturing
Vancouver Business Journal, July 14, 2017

Workforce SW WA: Proposals for focus groups & brand development for youth services due Monday
Vancouver Business Journal, July 12, 2017

Organizations sought to run focus group on youth
The Columbian, July 7, 2017

Computer programming training offered for free
The Columbian, June 30, 2017

WorkSource offering computer programming training at no-cost to unemployed/underemployed
Vancouver Business Journal, June 28, 2017

High employment has Clark County businesses scouring for workers
The Columbian, June 25, 2017

Officials looking to renew area’s IPZ status
Vancouver Business Journal, June 9, 2017

Teens practice interviews, get hired at Employment Summit
The Columbian, June 7, 2017

Mechatronics program preview set for Wednesday
The Columbian, June 1, 2017

Jobs change lives!
Wahkiakum County Eagle, June 1, 2017

WorkSource hosting events next week
Wahkiakum County Eagle, June 1, 2017

WorkSourceWA.com launches hospitality industry page to help fill jobs
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connection, June 2017 (page 27)

Quest for Summer Jobs
The Columbian, May 21, 2017

WorkSource hosting events next week
Wahkiakum County Eagle, May 18, 2017

Employers, students meet at career fair
Wahkiakum County Eagle, April 6, 2017

WorkSource, Construction firms to offer free train-to-hire program
Daily News, March 28, 2017

Tapani to offer full-time jobs at the end of free training program
The Reflector, March 28, 2017

At Woodland firm, vets rank high
The Columbian, March 28, 2017

New Early Head Start program to begin in Kalama as part of $1.6 million grant for ESD 112
Daily News, March 25, 2017

WorkSource at the Community Center in Cathlamet
Wahkiakum County Eagle, March 23, 2017

Woodland transportation company strives to leave no soldier behind
Daily News, March 22, 2017

Construction companies seek applicants for training program with full-time job at the end
Daily Insider, March 22, 2017

Construction hiring expands in Clark County – WorkSource will hold classes to train new workers
The Columbian, March 22, 2017

Business Briefs – WSW adds board members
The Columbian, March 19, 2017

Fixing the mismatch: Training, education key to reducing unemployment
Daily News, March 15, 2017

How can Cowlitz County create more jobs?
Daily News, March 11, 2017

Library partners with WorkSource
Daily News, March 11, 2017

Job fair scheduled March 29 at WHS
Wahkiakum County Eagle, March 1, 2017

Engaging with youth connects your business to future employees and customers
Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce, Business Connection, March 2017 (page 28)

Battle Ground opens this year’s industry fair to all
The Columbian, February 21, 2017

Workforce SW Washington seeks bids for social media plan
Vancouver Business Journal, February 17, 2017

Job fair scheduled March 29 at WHS
Wahkiakum County Eagle, February 17, 2017

Workforce Southwest Washington seeks bids for development of social media plan
Daily Insider, February 10, 2017

Business & education: Creating the workforce we need
Vancouver Business Journal, February 3, 2017

OpEd: Employers tell us STEM jobs demand a career pathway
Vancouver Business Journal, February 3, 2017

WorkSource hosts fair about raining for manufacturing and technology jobs Feb. 9
The Daily Insider, February 3, 2017

Startup Weekend Event Cancelled
The Columbian, February 2, 2017

WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource on February 3
The Daily Insider, January 31, 2017

Startups take center stage at weekend workshop
Vancouver Business Journal, January 27, 2017

Panelists: strong workforce and infrastructure are key
The Columbian, January 20, 2017

New resident takes over community center duties
Wahkiakum County Eagle, January 12, 2017

2016

Principal Theresa Libby submits resignation effective end of school year
Wahkiakum County Eagle, December 22, 2016

Methanol company launching jobs skills program
The Daily News, December 17, 2016

Workforce SW WA seeks proposals
Vancouver Business Journal, December 16, 2016

Businesses invited to school industry fair
The Columbian, December 14, 2016

Workforce Southwest Washington seeking proposals for youth employment and training service providers
Daily Insider, December 12, 2016

No-cost training available for tech and manufacturing jobs Dec. 15
Daily Insider, December 7, 2016

Proposals sought for workforce training program
The Columbian, December 7, 2016

Job fair for manufacturing, tech scheduled for Dec. 15
The Columbian, December 3, 2016

Careers for all: Not just another ‘dirty job’
Vancouver Business Journal, November 25, 2016

Once without work, three residents give thanks for a paycheck
Daily News, November 24, 2016

Bob Knight Honored as First Citizen
Vancouver Business Journal, November 13, 2016

Tribeca Transport honored for employing veterans
The Columbian, November 10, 2016

Mount St. Helen’s Institute raises $103,000, celebrates 20 years
The Columbian, November 9, 2016

Jeanne Bennett Receives Founder’s Award at Mount St. Helen’s Institute Fundraiser
Centralia Chronicle, November 8, 2016

People in business (Miriam Martin)
The Columbian, November 6, 2016

Accomplished & Under 40 Class of 2016 (Paige Spratt)
Vancouver Business Journal, November 4, 2016

Bob Knight Honored as Clark County’s First Citizen 2016
The Columbian, November 2, 2016

Workforce Southwest Washington Hires Youth Initiatives Manager
The Daily Insider, November 1, 2016

Supporting Veterans is good for business and our community
Kelso Longview Chamber Business Connection, November 2016 (page 24)
You can also access an archive of WSW In the Media.