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  • Date posted:
    October 16th, 2019
    Worksystems is excited to launch a new apprenticeship program later this month that is designed to develop highly-skilled IT Support Specialists. The 1-year apprenticeship program, called the Northwest IT Apprenticeship, has been designed by local tech employers and aims to train unemployed or under-employed people for careers in IT Support. Worksystems plans to place 80 apprentices by January 2021 and is recruiting employers to participate in the program. Local employers Bridgetech , IT Assurance , and Pacific Office Automation consulted on the program design and have signed up to employ the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 8th, 2019
    Another cohort of participants has graduated from our IT Ready training program! This latest group of diverse graduates shared inspiring stories of their career journeys and many walked into their graduation ceremony with job offers already in hand, some of which we will convert into apprenticeships through the new Worksystems-sponsored Northwest IT Apprenticeship (NWITA) Program. Worksystems invests in IT Ready training through our TechRise grant and graduates receive an A+ Computer User Support Certification from CompTIA . TechRise also provides career planning and other training to help...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 7th, 2019
    Theresa Deibele (Housing Opportunities Portfolio Director for Meyer Memorial Trust) interviewed our Community Investments Manager Stacey Triplett to check in on the progress of our efforts to provide workforce development training and employment services for residents facing housing instability. Thank you MMT for your financial support! INTERVIEW WITH MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST Housing stability is inextricably linked with other systems of care – health care, criminal justice, child welfare and education, to name a few. We were intrigued to see a proposal in 2017 from a collaborative working at the...// Read more
  • Date posted:
    October 4th, 2019
    October is Manufacturing month and over the past several years, Worksystems has partnered with regional workforce development agencies, schools, and employers to provide opportunities for youth to explore careers in manufacturing. Once again, our local businesses are making themselves available for area students to come onto their production floors, stamping facilities and shipyards (to name a few places), and learn about the manufacturing pathways which exist as a way to build a career upon graduation. A full list of tour opportunities is in the booklet below. Over the next decade, over 2...// Read more