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Summer Training for SkillSource Staff

July 2024

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Making Career Connections at Moses Lake Hiring Event

June 2024

The first step to a dream career is to show up! Over 255 career seekers and 51 actively hiring businesses and community partners showed up to connect at this year's Hiring Event at WorkSource Central Basin in Moses Lake. Career seekers were instructed to dress for success, and to bring copies of their resume so that they could apply for quality positions on the spot. The host...

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Success! SkillSource Celebrates Learning Center Graduates

June 2024

It’s never too late to be the person you want to be. Over forty graduates took the stage at last night’s SkillSource Learning Center commencement ceremony in Wenatchee, which was held at the Wenatchee First Assembly of God. The pews were filled to overflowing and guests even lined up along the back walls in order to witness and celebrate the accomplishments of their loved ones. It was an e...

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Celebrating Culture & Community at 2024 Sunflower Festival

May 2024

SkillSource serves the North Central Workforce Development Area, one of the largest geographic workforce areas in the state (14,612 square miles). Okanogan County sits majestically at the very uppermost part of this region, and nestled in the foothills just outside of Omak within the boundaries of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is Paschal Sherman Indian School, host of the a...

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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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