Increasing Internet Access Through BATs

November 2023

Roni Holder-Diefenbach, SkillSource Board Chair and Executive Director of the Economic Alliance, served as a panelist at this year's Washington Workforce Association Conference in Tacoma, WA.  The panel also included Shelan Aldridge of The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, and Mando Antonino of Workforce Southwest Washington. The focus of the panel was to address the nee...

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SkillSource Wenatchee Recognized As A Best Practice Open Doors Program

November 2023

On October 26 and 27 staff from SkillSource attended the 2023 Open Doors Summit in Seattle, WA, where SkillSource Wenatchee was recognized by partners as a best practice Open Doors program. Open Doors is Washington’s statewide youth reengagement system. The program is designed to assist students who have disengaged with the education system prior to completing high school, and to support th...

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Take the North Central Workforce Area Community Survey

November 2023

We want to hear from you!  Your experience and ideas are needed as we work to develop a new strategic workforce plan that best serves the needs of North Central Washington. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey. Your insight and feedback will help us to better understand where and how we grow from here. Take the survey here. Please feel welcome to share this survey ...

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Best Practices, Quality Jobs, and FUN at the 2023 Central Region Business Services Summit

November 2023

The 2023 Central Region Business Services Summit was held November 1-2 in Moses Lake, WA. The summit was jointly presented by SkillSource Regional Workforce Board, South Central Workforce, and the Employment Security Department, and was attended by over a hundred representatives from local workforce boards, agencies, and service providers.  The labor market landscape has shifted considera...

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Staff, students and families attend the SkillSource Wenatchee graduation ceremony in June.

Bright future ahead for graduates

June 2023

Graduation marks an important milestone in the lives of all students, but for students who have struggled in the traditional education system, the milestone is all-the-more meaningful. In mid-June, SkillSource celebrated three graduations in Othello, Okanogan, and Wenatchee. Bright-eyed students donned caps and gowns with excitement about their accomplishments. Okanogan In Okanogan, 21 s...

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Train For Your Next Career – SkillSource Can Help

June 2023

Watch SkillSource's new video, "Career Seeker". https://vimeo.com/836661324 SkillSource Presents: Career Seeker (4:10) For more information on SkillSource's programs, please contact us.

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SkillSource helps businesses to attract, train and retain quality employees

June 2023

Watch SkillSource's new video,"Business Partnerships". https://vimeo.com/841922731 SkillSource Presents: Business Partnerships (2:50) For more information on SkillSource's programs, please contact us.

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Workforce Collaboration Summit energizes staff and promotes effective customer service

May 2023

On May 10, over a hundred representatives from more than thirty organizations gathered for the third annual Chelan/Douglas Workforce Collaboration Summit hosted at Wenatchee Valley College. It was the first gathering of its kind since the COVID-19 pandemic, and all involved came together with excitement. The Summit is an annual convening of local workforce development partners, community organ...

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SkillSource provides labor market information at quarterly board committee meetings

March 2023

In March 2023, SkillSource performance manager Aaron Parrott delivered labor market informational updates to the three local committees of the SkillSource Regional Workforce Board. Continuing a practice started during the COVID-19 pandemic, board members were given an overview on demographics, industry sectors, and employment trends in their labor market area. These complete presentations are ava...

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SkillSource students pose by the Special Olympics torch shortly before seating the athletes at the Opening Ceremony

Students Complete Project-Based Learning at Special Olympics

March 2023

Hosted March 3-5 in Wenatchee, WA, the state Special Olympics Winter Games provided a unique backdrop for a learning project for five high school students from the SkillSource Learning Center. This “Project-based Learning Group” promoted the inclusion of people of all abilities through activities that supported the games. Leading up to the event weekend, students studied mental and physica...

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