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.
In partnership with the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative, SWWDC has produced the State of the Workforce Report that provides critical information about the quality of the workforce, available and projected jobs, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. The information will be utilized to help us better understand the balance between regional workforce supply and industry demand and ensure our workforce development efforts are effectively aligned with the needs of the regional economy.
Click here for a link to the executive summary of the State of the Workforce Report. The final version of the State of the Workforce Report will be available for the public within a couple weeks.
Nearly 40 companies from Southwest Washington, Clackamas County and the Portland metro area that are seeking employees will be promoting their job openings at a free long-term care job & career fair on June 29.
Long-term care professionals provide medical care and services for children and adults living with chronic health problems. Individuals interested in working in long-term care and learning about the various occupations it employs can meet with professionals from in-home care, assisted living and rehabilitation companies, among others. Long-term care jobs and careers include opportunities in nursing, caregiving, culinary, skilled trades, housekeeping and administration.
The event is Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland 97220. Registration and information, including a list of companies that will be at the event, can be found at www.ltcjobcareerfair.eventbrite.com.
SWWDC is seeking nominations of Cowlitz business representatives to serve on its volunteer board of directors.
Nominations and accompanying documentation should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWWDC Amends Its Bylaws for Program Year 2016
SWWDC'S draft of the new Local Plan is available here: SWWDC Local Plan
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.
|SWWDC | 805 Broadway St., Suite 412 | Vancouver, WA 98660 | 360.567.1070||
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