Welcome to 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.
PY11 Annual Report
The 2011-2012 Annual Report is now available for viewing. Click HERE to download a copy.
STEM Fest 2013
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is hosting its first annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) festival on September 20, 21 & 22, 2013! STEM Fest is a three-day event aimed at getting youth interested in and excited about careers in STEM industries.
During this event, local STEM businesses will host activities for students, parents, and teachers depicting what their company has to offer and the careers that are available. Activities will include tours, excursions, talks, contests, experiments, etc., all aimed at exciting students about STEM and increasing their knowledge of the STEM industry.
Please visit the STEM Fest website for more information and/or to sign up to host an activity:
Please contact Mary Brown for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 567-3170.
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 recieved 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.
The Workforce 101 Resource Guide is 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 directly.
JOIN US for PUBTALK™*
TUESDAY, June 18, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
TOPIC: BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION
"Swimming with the Sharks"
Clark County's premiere networking event for entrepreneurs has returned with all new topics and presentations for 2013!
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 over 150 participants and brings a stimulating blend of networking, formal presentations, and an open-mic opportunity 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 email@example.com. Click here to complete the business pitch questionaire and register your interest.
If you are interested in subscribing to our PubTalk™ mailing list, please click here.
If you are interested in becoming a PubTalk event sponsor or vendor, please contact Courtney Givens at (360) 909-5632 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The service mark PubTalk™ is owned by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and is
being used for this event by SWWDC with OEN's permission.
Registration Fees: $20 Advanced Purchase / $30 Walk-In
Registration includes light refreshments. A cash bar will be available.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR JUNE 18th PubTalk™!
NOTE: This event WILL sell out. Please register immediately if you plan to attend!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND PubTalk™.
Fort Vancouver National Trust, Artillery Barracks
600 East Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
SAVE THE DATE FOR REMAINING 2013 PubTalk™ EVENTS!
TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH
AN INVITATION-ONLY SUMMER EVENT IN AUGUST (TBA)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH
Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.