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Sharing is Caring at the Chelan-Douglas Workforce Collaboration Summit

May 2024

The Workforce Collaboration Summit was created in 2018 to unite partner organizations so that all could be better informed about the resources available to the community. Each provider has a unique way of serving and supporting the various aspects of what people need -- health and education resources, job skills for career seekers, services for businesses, resources for food and housing, and more...

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SkillSource Sponsors La Terraza de Main Street

May 2024

SkillSource was honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of La Terraza de Main Street, a vibrant celebration of Latin American culture in Wenatchee, WA. The Hispanic Business Council hosted the celebration and street market and highlighted many of the diverse, Hispanic-owned small businesses in the valley, from food vendors to candle makers to gift shops and more. Th...

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Donated Car Helps A Single Mom Go Farther

April 2024

In February SkillSource received a donated car from a member of our Wenatchee community. The car was in need of some maintenance, but otherwise was in great shape. Lisa Romine, SkillSource CEO, received the keys and the title from the prior owner, Lucy Clark. SkillSource then used supportive service funds to get the donated car road-ready so it could be passed along to a participant in need of t...

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Staff Training Teaches Growth-Mindset Habits

April 2024

"Yet" is a powerful word, and was central to a SkillSource staff training on April 19 led by Hana Butler of Nash Consulting. A fixed mindset suggests we are as we are, unable to change or grow. A fixed mindset says "I can't do that." A growth mindset suggests "I can't do that ... yet." As an organization that is rooted in skills training to help others achieve self-sufficiency and success, it...

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Service Partners Convene at Omak Workforce Summit

April 2024

On April 9, 2024 nearly 80 people came together to share best practices and resources at the Omak Workforce Collaboration Summit. The summit was held at the Omak Elk's Lodge and WorkSource Okanogan, presented by WorkSource system partners SkillSource, OIC of Washington, Employment Security Department, and Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. The summit was designed to s...

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Building The Future Energy Workforce

April 2024

“Today is the slowest day. Tomorrow’s going to be faster.” - Monica Brummer, Director, PNW Center of Excellence for Clean Energy The need is growing for a skilled workforce that can keep up with the clean energy demands and technological advancements of today and tomorrow. That was the context for the Building the Future Energy Workforce at Big Bend Community College on April 11, 2024. ...

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Career Connections Shine Bright at Spring Into Summer Hiring Event

March 2024

Over 150 career seekers attended the Spring Into Summer Hiring Event on March 21 in Wenatchee. This event brought together 32 area employers who are actively hiring, and 8 community resource agencies. It was held at the Wenatchee Armory building, which was graciously provided by the Washington National Guard, and a special thank you to Staff Sergeant (SSG) Andrew Ouelette and Specialist (SPC) Jay...

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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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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 Columbia Basin 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, technol...

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