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Strategies for Implementing OJT Simply and Effectively

June 01, 2015

In June of 2015, The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration prepared an On-the-Job Training Brief and Resource Guide through a contract with Jobs for the Future.  SAWDC staff member Dawn Karber and WorkSource Spokane staff member Bob Everett helped to inform the reseach findings.  The full report can be found by clicking here.  ...Read full post.

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Fairchild Air Force Base Partners with WDC to Connect Veterans with Jobs

June 27, 2014

Fairchild Air Force Base announced Thursday they are partnering with the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council and WorkSource Spokane to gain two full-time career guidance counselors on base this July. ...Read full post.

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WDC Seeking Board Members

February 12, 2014

Are you a member of the business community in Spokane County? Do you want to play an integral role in strengthening our region’s economy? We are currently seeking business representatives to serve on the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council. As the local workforce investment board, we bring together community leadership to develop and guide our area’s strategic use of resources to help prepare young people and adults for employment, upgrade their skills, and provide busi ...Read full post.

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Spokane Valley Tech Featured in National CTE Newsletter

January 28, 2014

WDC-backed project, Work 101, is also discussed in the Association for Career and Technical Education newsletter. Read more.  ...Read full post.

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Spokane County jobless rate declines

September 25, 2013

From the Spokesman Review. ...Read full post.

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Career-classroom connection gels

September 12, 2013

Access2Experience project is highlighted in the Journal of Business.  Read the full article here. ...Read full post.

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Jobs continue to grow

July 03, 2013

SAWDC CEO Mark Mattke is quoted in the Journal of Business article "Jobs to continue to grow" about hiring trends in our region. Download the full article here. ...Read full post.

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SAWDC Releases RFP for Healthcare Information Technology Navigator

June 19, 2013

The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council (SAWDC) is announcing the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to accept applications from agencies interested in providing a Healthcare Information Technology Education and Career Navigator (Navigator) to deliver services under the Health E-Workforce Grant, a U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant. ...Read full post.

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Business Talks Radio to Feature WorkSource Spokane

March 26, 2013

Listen in to Business Talks Radio on KTRW-AM 630 tomorrow March 27 at 12:30 p.m. Patty Avey, employment and training specialist at WorkSource Spokane, and Craig Dias, SAWDC board member and VP/General Manager of Haskins Steel Company will be the featured guests.  Learn more on the Business Talks Radio website.  ...Read full post.

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KXLY Highlights WorkSource Resources

November 01, 2012

You're hired! Steps to take the 'un' out of unemployed. KXLY 4 Reporter Annie Bishop takes a look at umemployment in the Spokane region and teams one job seeker up with WorkSource employment specialist Ray Keevy.   Read more at KXLY.com. ...Read full post.

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Inspire Washington Featured in Journal of Business

July 05, 2012

The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council has launched a career awareness initiative named Inspire Washington that aims to help job seekers, students, and teachers connect online with businesses, career professionals, and volunteers. The council is using Spokane and Eastern Washington as a test site for the initiative, but the effort “will continue to evolve,” with the hope that it will become a statewide program, says Rob Crow, a project team manager with the organization. ...Read full post.

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Journal of Business Editorial Board Endorses SAWDC Move to Nonprofit

July 05, 2012

The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council’s recently announced plan to become a stand-alone nonprofit organization, ending a 38-year stint with the city of Spokane, is a smart move that should generate positive results. The council, which has a small staff, administers and disburses federal funds to agencies that provide job-related services here and, among other services, assists startup businesses and provides and promotes training for job seekers. Read the full article. ...Read full post.

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Next Generation Zone on City Cable 5

May 01, 2012

The Next Generation Zone appear on City Cable 5's Spokane Insight Program in May. The clip centers on Kayla who had an internship at Exchange Publishing, a local independent publishing company in dowtown Spokane.     ...Read full post.

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