Welcome to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC)
Incumbent Worker Training Funds Available
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is pleased to announce the release of incumbent worker training funds directed at advanced manufacturing and information technology. If you are interested in learning more about these funds and how to apply, please visit our training page.
2014-2017 SWWDC Strategic Plan
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) has developed its 2014-2017 strategic plan. With input from more than 125 stakeholders, the plan addresses the needs and concerns of our communities. This plan was designed in an A3 format, allowing for clear and concise messaging. A3 strategic plans provide an overall guide and framework, capitalizing on the lean methodologies. If you have questions about this methodology, please take a look at this page, which provides a more detailed explanation of A3 strategy planning.
Strategic Plan: http://swwdc.org/about-swwdc/strategicplan.html
STEM Fest 2013
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) hosted its first annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival on September 20, 21 & 22, 2013! STEM Fest was a three-day event aimed at getting youth interested in and excited about careers in STEM industries.
During this event, local STEM businesses hosted activities for students, parents and teachers, showing what their companies do and the careers available. Activities included tours, talks, contests, experiments, etc., all aimed at exciting students about science, technology, engineering and math and increasing their knowledge of career opportunities in these fields. See highlights from STEM Fest 2013!
Please visit the STEM Fest website for more information: http://stem-fest.com
Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) Survey Results
In October 2012, the SWWDC, in partnership with WorkSystems, Inc. (WSI) and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County (WICCO), produced a survey for manufacturers in Southwest Washington and the Portland-Metropolitan area to obtain up-to-date information on workforce needs and trends. The SWWDC recently received the results, which are now available to the public. Please click here to view them.
Over the next quarter, the Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative, comprised of representatives from the SWWDC, WSI and WICCO, will be working with industry professionals to develop a manufacturing workforce plan. Please stay tuned for more details.
Workforce 101 Resource Guide now available!
The Workforce 101 Resource Guide is intended to provide an overview of the resources available to help job seekers plan, prepare, find, and succeed in a career. It also provides an overview of the various other resources that are available in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties to support job seekers in their job search or becoming job-ready.
Click here to access the Workforce 101 Resource Guide.
Join Us for PUBTALK™*
Clark County PubTalk™ is a high-energy networking event designed to create connections for entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals for the purpose of growing new companies in our area. The event regularly attracts more than 150 participants and brings a stimulating blend of networking, formal presentations and an open-mic opportunities for registered guests.
If you have questions about our entrepreneurship development programs or are interested in pitching your business idea at a future PubTalk™ event, please contact Bonnie Moore at (360) 567-1055 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to complete the business pitch questionaire and register your interest.
To subscribe to the PubTalk™ mailing list, click here.
Interested in becoming a PubTalk event sponsor or vendor? Please contact Courtney Givens at (360) 909-5632 or email@example.com
*The service mark PubTalk™ is owned by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) and is
being used for this event by SWWDC with OEN's permission.
Stay tuned for information on the PubTalk™ 2014 Series of Events!
YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND PubTalk™
Fort Vancouver National Trust, Artillery Barracks
600 E Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.