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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
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 […]