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Date Posted
Jun 24, 2019

July 17, 2019: Develop your workforce and optimize your operations

Attendees of this workforce development breakfast will learn about apprenticeship opportunities in advanced manufacturing for youth and adults. Plus, they’ll learn how Lean / Six Sigma methodologies will optimize operations by eliminating waste and eliminating defects in product, process or service. Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is a state registered apprenticeship training program for aerospace […]
Date Posted
Jun 13, 2019

YESWhatcom.com aims to build robust career pipeline for local youth

Whatcom County, like the rest of the United States, is experiencing an employment crisis. Many great jobs are going unfilled because there simply aren’t enough workers seeking employment in the trades. Jobs are out there, and a four-year degree isn’t necessary to get started on a high-wage career path. In Washington state, for example, electricians […]
Date Posted
May 23, 2019

Workforce development meeting, June 20, 2019

A YES Whatcom/Youth Engagement Initiative committee meeting is scheduled for June 20, 2019, 10 a.m., at the Ferndale Library (2125 Main Street). Whether you’re a local employer, educator or youth influencer, parent or a member of the community who is interested in workforce development, consider joining us on June 20. You’ll learn more about the […]
Date Posted
Feb 19, 2019

How to start an apprenticeship program at your Whatcom County business

As baby boomers retire and taking with them their years of expertise, the workforce is faced with a growing need for skilled workers to step in and take their places. But in Whatcom County and throughout the country, employers are finding that the skilled workers they need aren’t always readily available. One effective way to […]
Date Posted
Jan 14, 2019

What is career-connected learning?

Young adults aged 18 to 24 experience unemployment rates that are double those in older age groups, and they have the greatest difficulty finding a job and keeping it, according to Washington’s Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board. Meanwhile, thousands of employers in the state have said that a lack of qualified candidates has left […]
Date Posted
Sep 17, 2018

Build your workforce with an apprenticeship program

One effective way for manufacturers to develop skilled workers is through apprenticeship programs, which are again taking hold among U.S. manufacturers looking to fill open positions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. This approach […]