Outstanding Individuals & Businesses Recognized at 34th Awards Banquet

March 2024

On March 15, 2024 SkillSource hosted the 34th Recognition & Awards Banquet at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee. It was the first banquet of its kind since 2018 with 120 attendees that included staff, graduates, employers, board members, community partners, and loved ones. Sometimes the very best future employees need additional resources to overcome significant obstacles or c...

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Four students in yellow volunteer t-shirts stand behind their blue corn hole game that they made.

Students Build Skills in Project Based Learning for Special Olympics

March 2024

Project based learning (PBL) is an interactive way for youth in the SkillSource Learning Center to gain work readiness and leadership skills, while also having fun! The six-week long project offers students paid incentives so that they can earn while they learn new skills that will be useful in the future. This year's PBL began in early February when five students came together with their yout...

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Workforce Collaboration Summit Unites Community Partners in Grant and Adams Counties

March 2024

Over 200 staff members from workforce development partners and service providers gathered on March 1 in Moses Lake for the 2024 Grant-Adams Workforce Collaboration Summit. The summit is an annual convening that focuses on improvement of customer access, partner collaboration, and professional and personal development. This valuable one-day event allowed partners from education, health, technology...

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Othello Celebrates Successful Hiring Event

January 2024

January 26, 2024, Othello, WA - In 2023 the mayor of Othello, Shawn Logan, visited the SkillSource Learning Center to better understand how the programs and services serve the local community. The Mayor was curious about what opportunities there might be to help more people take advantage of the education and training resources available through SkillSource and the workforce development system. T...

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SkillSource participant Domenico Tadeschi stands in the hallway of the Washington State Capitol with Representative Keith Goehner.

SkillSource Participant Inspires Legislators at the 2024 Hill Climb

January 2024

January 23 - 25, 2024, Olympia, WA - SkillSource executive team members and over 35 partners from the Washington Workforce Association attended the 2024 Legislative Day and Hill Climb in Olympia to generate awareness about the success of and ongoing need for EcSA (Economic Security for All). WWA Executive Director John Traugott, South Central Workforce CEO Amy Martinez, SkillSource CEO Lisa ...

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SkillSource Welcomes New Board Chair, Zach Williams

January 2024

Welcome to our new Board Chair for the SkillSource Regional Workforce Board, Zach Williams! Zach is the Director of Human Resources at Stemilt Growers and brings to the board the intersecting voice of business and agriculture, with strong advocacy for cultivating career paths that strengthen our communities. And we would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to outgoing Board Chair, ...

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Six Youth Apprentices Sign On With Genie Industries

December 2023

It was a big night in Moses Lake on December 13th as six youth assembled with family members and supporters to sign on with Genie Industries in their first Youth Apprenticeship cohort! Representative Jacquelin Maycumber joined the celebration to congratulate the apprentices on embarking on this groundbreaking program, and to be an honorary signer on their apprenticeship certificates. ...

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An Inside Peek Behind The Doors At Sabey Data Centers

December 2023

It's National Computer Science Education Week! Sabey Data Centers might not be a name you know (yet), but they are home to hundreds of world-renowned and recognized companies who rely on the cloud-based storage, security, and connectivity provided by Sabey in order to serve their customers. These companies span industries of all sizes and varieties, from airlines, financial institutions, gaming,...

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SkillSource Awarded $1.3 Million in Community Reinvestment Funds by the Department of Commerce

November 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SkillSource Awarded $1.3 Million in Community Reinvestment Funds by the Department of Commerce to Support BIPOC Owned Businesses and Career Seekers Wenatchee, WA - November 29, 2023 – SkillSource is honored to have been awarded approximately $1.3 million in Community Reinvestment Funds through the Department of Commerce. These critical funds will enhance equity and inc...

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Growing “Stronger Together” At The 2023 WWA Conference

November 2023

This year's annual conference for the Washington Workforce Association was held November 14 - 16 in Tacoma. Nearly 600 attendees came together to foster connections across the state's workforce development teams, and to provide each other with vital information and resources for the future. The theme for this year's WWA Conference was "Stronger Together" which was clearly evidenced by the energy ...

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