Workforce Southwest Washington funds programs that help people get jobs or receive training to obtain a job or advance in their career.
One of the primary ways we do this is through no-cost programs and services provided at WorkSource centers. WorkSource provides employment services, workshops, hiring events and individual case management assistance at two full-service centers in Kelso and Vancouver.
Some examples of services available through WorkSource include:
- Job Search Assistance (planning, resume writing, etc.)
- Access to Current Job Openings
- Training and Skill Development
- Free computer and internet use
- Occupational skills training, including internships and on-the-job training (OJT)
- Interviewing workshops and skills assessments
- Self-sufficiency calculator and other financial planning assistance
- Computer literacy classes
- Self-paced e-learning courses
- Information and referrals to other organizations and programs for supportive services, including help with housing, transportation costs and food.
WorkSource has programs that can help you get training for jobs and occupations that are projected to need workers in the near future.
For more information, contact your local WorkSource center:
- 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684
- 305 S. Pacific Avenue, Suite B, Kelso, WA 98626
WorkSource is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Vancouver – Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cowlitz/Wahkiakum – Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Programs may also be available for veterans, individuals that have been out of work longer than 27 weeks, and others in need of additional assistance to find and keep a job.
- Clark College
- Lower Columbia College
- Washington State University Vancouver
- Call 211 or go online to:211info.org for community services
- Washington Employment Security Department
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Department of Social and Health Services
- Self-sufficiency calculator