A Message from the CEO
As you review this issue of the workforce newsletter, I hope you will read two articles that talk about public-private partnerships: one between NW Motor and Goodwill, the other among three construction companies and Clark College.
These collaborations where companies drive development of the training programs that will provide them skilled workers are the future of workforce development. Industry must be at the forefront of these efforts.
Only by working together can we ensure companies have the skilled workers they need and residents have the skills to fill available jobs.
Workforce Southwest Washington is ready to help develop and foster these partnerships. Our role is not only that of funding resource, but also facilitator and convener for workforce development activities throughout the region.
Businesses with unaddressed workforce training needs that want to be part of the solution are invited to begin the conversation and contact Senior Industry Initiatives Manager Cass Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.567.1076.
Jeanne Bennett, CEO, Workforce Southwest Washington