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.
Incumbent Worker Training Funds Available
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is pleased to announce the release of incumbent worker training funds for advanced manufacturing and information technology. If you are interested in learning more about these funds and how to apply, please visit our training page.
Requests for Proposals
1. WIA Adult/Dislocated Worker & One-stop Operator
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is requesting proposals for: 1) the operation of local WorkSource One-stop centers; and 2) the delivery of services under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker programs in Clark and Cowlitz/Wahkiakum counties.
this link to view the Adult Request for Proposal (RFP)
Click to view ADULT Bidders' Conference minutes & FAQs
WIA Adult/Dislocated Worker and One-stop Operator proposals are due March 24, 2014 by 5 p.m. PST
2. WIA Youth (Out-of-School) Services
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC) is requesting proposals for the delivery of services to low-income Out-of-School youth ages 16-21 in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I.
In particular, this RFP seeks service providers that demonstrate a commitment and history of serving target populations, including those who have dropped out of school, are basic skills deficient and/or have significant barriers to employment.
this link to view the Youth Request for Proposal (RFP)
Click to view YOUTH Bidders' Conference minutes & FAQs
WIA Youth (Out-of-School) Services proposals are due April 4, 2014 by 5 p.m. PDT
3. IT Support Services
The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), and nConnect, all co-located at 805 Broadway, Suite 412 in Vancouver, WA, are soliciting proposals to provide IT maintenance and support for all staff and ancillary workstations, the firewall, the business network server, and the Exchange server, including regular workstation support, 24X7 monitoring, Microsoft patch management and updates, preventative maintenance, anti-virus, anti-malware, and anti-spyware management and updates, backup system monitoring and/or management, and hardware/software asset inventory and management.
Click to view the IT Support Services Request for Proposal (RFP)
IT Support Services proposals are due Friday, March 28, 2014 by 5 p.m. PST
Strategic Plan 2014-2017
With input from more than 125 stakeholders, the SWWDC's 2014-2017 Strategic 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 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
Manufacturing Resources: Survey Results, Plan & Video
To serve the needs of the Southwest Washington-Portland Metropolitan region, the SWWDC, in partnership with Portland-based WorkSystems, Inc. (WSI) and the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County (WICCO) has formed the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC). This cross-state partnership delivers a unified approach to serve industry, support economic development, and guide public workforce investments in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.
Manufacturing is one of the key focus areas of the Collaborative. Learn more below:
Manufacturing Video – Learn how the Collaborative can assist your manufacturing business by watching this four-minute video http://youtu.be/YIcgEw4Q_f0.
Manufacturing Plan – The Collaborative worked with industry professionals to develop a manufacturing workforce plan. View the plan.
Manufacturing Survey – In October 2012, the Collaborative surveyed manufacturers in Southwest Washington and the Portland Metropolitan Area to obtain up-to-date information on workforce needs and trends. View survey results.
For additional information about the SWWDC’s programs for manufacturers, please contact Lee Ann Lawrence, Employer Services Manager, at email@example.com or 360-567-3170.
Workforce 101 Resource Guide
The Workforce 101 Resource Guide provides an overview of resources available in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties to help job seekers plan, prepare, find and succeed in a career.
Click here to access the Workforce 101 Resource Guide.
Join Us for PUBTALK™*
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
TOPIC: Unleashing Brand Value: 4 Steps to a More Powerful Brand
Join branding guru, Betsy Henning of AHA! as we discuss what it takes to unleash your brand value. AHA! is a communications firm with expertise in writing that applies equal parts strategy and creativity to engage, educate and empower the people most important to turning a company's business goals into business results.
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 Courtney Givens at (360) 909-5632 or 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
NEXT EVENT: TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Click HERE to register for the April 15 event!
Stay tuned for information on upcoming PubTalk™ 2014 Events:
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
YOU MUST BE 21+ TO ATTEND PubTalk™
Fort Vancouver National Trust, Artillery Barracks
600 E Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661
*The service mark PubTalk™ is owned by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)
being used for this event by SWWDC with OEN's permission.
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.