Welcome to the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC)
The mission of the SWWDC is to prepare and promote a skilled and adaptive workforce for a thriving economy in Southwest Washington.
A nonprofit organization founded in 2002, SWWDC contributes to regional economic growth by providing investments and resources to improve the skills and education of the workforce in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.
SWWDC helps businesses find and hire the employees they need and provides people the skills, education and training to find work or advance in their careers. SWWDC partners with employers, community colleges and universities, labor groups, government and economic development agencies, high schools and community organizations to provide employment and training services to businesses, job seekers and youth.
Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is pleased to share a draft of our Strategic Workforce Plan for program years 2016-2020. Once finalized, the new plan will guide regional solutions for workforce development.
The plan is available for review and comment for 30 days. The public comment period ends on May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
Click here to download the DRAFT 2016-2020 Strategic Plan for the Southwest Washington Workforce Area. - coming soon
The public is welcome to send comments or feedback on the plan to email@example.com.
SWWDC is seeking nominations of Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum business, labor or community group representatives to serve on its volunteer board of directors.
Nominations must be submitted by a leader of a chamber of commerce, economic development or labor organization or a City official and should detail the nominee’s qualifications and include the nominee’s resume. Nominations and accompanying documentation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. May 13.
SWWDC will be awarding four scholarships of $500 each to teens and young adults ages 17 to 24 that will be pursuing careers in the trades. Complete applications and all documents are due on April 29 by 5 p.m.
SWWDC is seeking proposals for the delivery of services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker programs in Clark and Cowlitz/Wahkiakum counties.
POST-BIDDER CONFERENCE NOTES AND INFORMATION
NOTE: Answers to questions submitted between Monday, April 25 and Sunday, May 1 will be posted on Monday, May 2. Please submit your questions to email@example.com if you wish to have them addressed. Phone calls and/or emails to individual SWWDC staff regarding this RFP will not be answered.
REMINDER: Proposals are due May 13, 2016 by 4 p.m. Pacific Time.
The SWWDC Youth Initiatives Manager is responsible for implementing youth-related strategies for workforce development and management of the youth provider projects and contracts.
A report released by the three workforce development boards that serve the Portland-SW Washington metropolitan area finds approximately 30,157 individuals ages 16 to 24 are not in school and not employed. These young people represent an important workforce resource for the local economy.
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. Washington Relay: 711.
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