Press Release Archive

2016

December

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

September

September 29, 2016 – WSW Announces New Board Member Bob Gustainis
September 27, 2016 – Reports Provide Insight into State of the Region’s Workforce

August

August 23, 2016 – WorkSource Holding Information Sessions for Tech & Manufacturing Training Program
August 16, 2016 – WSW Seeks Proposals for Communication Skill-Building Training

July

July 12, 2016 – Workforce Council Announces New Board Officers and Members
July 7, 2016 – Workforce Council Seeks Proposals for Business Services Provider
July 7, 2016 – Workforce Council Seeks Proposals for Operator of WorkSource Centers

June

June 28, 2016 – SWWDC to Begin Doing Business as Workforce Southwest Washington
June 8, 2016 – Job Openings Available at Health Care Job and Career Fair on June 29

May

May 23, 2016 – WaferTech hosts hiring event at WorkSource on June 3
May 11, 2016 – Public meeting on May 24 in Kelso to Discuss Workforce Development Plan
May 9, 2016 – Public meeting on May 23 to Discuss Workforce Development Plan
May 2, 2016 – Workforce Plan open for 30-day public comment

April

Apr. 14, 2016 – Health care Job Fair April 20 at WorkSource Vancouver
Apr. 14, 2016 – Youth Registration Closes May 3 for Business After School Health Care Week
Apr. 12, 2016 – Job Openings to be Showcased at Veterans Hiring Event on May 13
Apr. 6, 2016 – Report Shows More than 30,000 Youth in Portland-SW Washington Region Not in School and Not Working, Dubbed “Opportunity Youth”
Apr. 5, 2016 – SWWDC Seeking Proposals for WIOA Adult-Dislocated Worker Services Provider

March

Mar. 22, 2016 – Alyssa Joyner hired as SWWDC Cowlitz Wahkiakum Outreach Specialist
Mar. 21, 2016 – WorkSource Vancouver Employment Conference on March 25
Mar. 17, 2016 – SWWDC Seeks Nominees for Board of Directors
Mar. 2, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource Vancouver on March 

February

Feb. 17, 2016 – Companies Invited to Promote Job Openings at Veterans Hiring Event on May 13
Feb. 2, 2016 – Youth Registration Closes February 16 for Business After School Engineering Week
Feb. 2, 2016 – South Kelso Homes in Need of Rehabilitation Sought for Youth Construction Training Program

January

Jan. 12, 2016 – WaferTech Hiring Event January 22 at WorkSource
Jan. 7, 2016 – SWWDC CEO to Chair Washington Workforce Association

2015

December

Dec. 29, 2015 – Free 10-Week Construction Training, Orientations Jan. 21 and 28
Dec. 21, 2015 – SWWDC Promotes Cass Parker to Employer Services Manager
Dec. 8, 2015 – Construction Craft Laborers Information Session in Wahkiakum
Dec. 8, 2015 – SWWDC Expands Youth Programs with New Hires and Resources
Dec. 7, 2015 – SWWDC Seeking Firm to Develop New Logo and Website
Dec. 1, 2015 – YouthBuild Vancouver Accepting Applications for Final Class

November

Nov. 30, 2015 – Free Manufacturing Skills Training Program Starting in January; Orientations at WorkSource and Lower Columbia College
Nov. 24, 2015 – Construction Training Orientation on December 3 at WorkSource
Nov. 24, 2015 – SWWDC Seeking Firm to Provide Behavioral Health Training Services
Nov. 10, 2015 – Workforce Council Funds Free Certified Production Technician (CPT) Manufacturing Skills Training; Classes at Lower Columbia College
Nov. 6, 2015 – WaferTech Hiring Event at WorkSource on November 18
Nov. 6, 2015 – WorkSource Vancouver Opens in New Location on November 16
Nov. 4, 2015 – YouthBuild Accepting Applications
Nov. 3, 2015 – Youth Registration Closes December 1 for Business After School Technology Week

October

Oct. 15, 2015 – Classes Begin in November for Tech and Manufacturing Job Training Program; WorkSource Holding Information Sessions
Oct. 8, 2015 – Workforce Council Funds Free Certified Production Technician (CPT) Manufacturing Skills Training Program; Classes at Clark College

September

Sept. 18, 2015 – SWWDC Seeks Firm to Develop Long-term Care Outreach Campaign
Sept. 15, 2015 – Youth Registration Closes Sept. 28 for Business After School Manufacturing Week
Sept. 9, 2015 – YouthBuild Vancouver Receives Excellence in Collaboration Award

August

Aug. 25, 2015 – Applications Due Sept. 11 for Worker Training Funds

July

July 9, 2015 – Columbia Machine and WorkSource Hiring Event August 3
July 7, 2015 – Workforce Council Launches Tech & Manufacturing Training Program for Long-term Unemployed
July 1, 2015 – YouthBuild Accepting Applications

June

June 25, 2015 – SWWDC Co-locates WorkSource Staff at Clark College
June 16, 2015 – WorkSource and Goodwill Job Fair June 24
June 16, 2015 – YouthBuild Accepting Applications
June 11, 2015 – Long-term Care Workforce Plan Released
June 8, 2015 – WaferTech & WorkSource Host Hiring Event June 12
June 2, 2015 – WorkSource Health Care Hiring Event June 12
June 1, 2015 – SWWDC Promotes Chelsea Chunn to Director of Workforce Services

May

May 4, 2015 – YouthBuild Vancouver Accepting Applications for GED/Construction Skills Program

April

Apr. 29, 2015 – SWWDC Hires Cassandra Parker as Program Coordinator
Apr. 9, 2015 – SWWDC Construction Survey Closes April 17
Apr. 7, 2015 – YouthBuild Vancouver Accepting Applications for GED/Construction Skills Program (4-7-15)

March

Mar. 24, 2015 – SWWDC Seeking Input from Building Trades and Construction Industry
Mar. 10, 2015 – Health care Firms Sought for Business After School Program

February

Feb. 3, 2015 – Youth Registration closes Feb. 10 for Business After School

January

Jan. 29, 2015 – Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt to lead YouthBuild students through streets of Vancouver
Jan. 8, 2015 – Engineering Firms Sought for Business After School Program, Applications due Jan. 21
Jan. 8, 2015 – SWWDC Seeking Proposals from Consultants to Lead Focus Groups

2014

December

Dec. 30, 2014 – YouthBuild Vancouver Accepting Applications for Youth Training and Education Program
Dec. 10, 2014 – SWWDC Learns about German Innovations in Workforce Development
Dec. 3, 2014 – SWWDC Announces Hire of Tracy Schreiber to Expand Business Outreach

October

Oct. 15, 2014 – SWWDC and Partners Receive $8.45 Million to Train Long-Term Unemployed and Veterans

September

Sept. 29, 2014 – SWWDC Launches Drive to Fund Phil Parker Memorial Scholarship

August

August 28, 2014 – SWWDC Hosts Workforce Connections Event for Cowlitz Nonprofits
August 14, 2014 – Workforce Council Receives $1.1 Million YouthBuild Grant
August 12, 2014 – SWWDC Increases Key Industry Expertise on its Board

June

June 24, 2014 – WorkSource and Vancouver Community Library Present Free Employment Workshops Wednesdays in July
June 17, 2014 – SWWDC Provides $85,000 to Non-Profits to Fund New Work-Preparation Programs for Youth
June 13, 2014 – Businesses Invited to Meet IT Talent at June 24 Event
June 2, 2014 – Certified Production Technician Orientation Launches

May

May 21, 2014 – SWWDC Hosts Workforce Connections Event for Nonprofits
May 15, 2014 – SWWDC Receives $325,000 to Serve Long-term Unemployed

March

March 21, 2014 – SWWDC Seeks Proposals for Grant Writing Services
March 17, 2014 – SWWDC Seeks Proposals for IT Support Services

February

February 10, 2014 – SWWDC Seeks Proposals for WIA Adult & Youth Service Providers

January

January 21, 2014 – SWWDC Announces Three New Board Members

2007

November

Nov. 29, 2007 – Governor’s Best Practice Award