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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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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