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Date Posted
May 16, 2019

No-cost cybersecurity camp for Whatcom County students

Whatcom Community College is offering GenCyber camps for middle and high school students who want to explore cybersecurity — a rapidly growing, high demand field in the U.S. and worldwide. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities. They’ll learn how cybersecurity professionals help protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, misuse, and destruction. Sounds interesting, […]
Date Posted
Mar 14, 2019

Resources for talking with kids about college alternatives

It’s getting easier and easier these days to find a great family-wage job without a college degree. Why? Simply put, there aren’t enough skilled workers to fill all of the available jobs. Whatcom County youth who are considering entering the workforce without going to college have a number of great paths available to them. Here […]
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
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 […]