No-cost training available for tech and manufacturing jobs

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WorkSource is holding information sessions for a training program to help individuals get jobs in technology or manufacturing.

Individuals interested in learning more are encouraged to contact a career coach immediately and attend an information session as soon as possible.

Information sessions are 1-2:30 p.m. on Thursdays, at WorkSource, 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver. Contact Jacob Miller at jamiller@esd.wa.gov or 360-735-5084.

To be considered for the program, an individual must:

•Be unemployed for at least 27 consecutive weeks or underemployed, meaning they lost a job and have not been able to obtain a new one with similar pay

•Be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED

•Be a resident of Clark, Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties

•Be interested in information technology, software, manufacturing or engineering positions

The program, called RebootNW, offers individualized training, job shadowing, education and networking opportunities to Southwest Washington residents. Learn more at www.RebootNW.org.

WorkSource is a partnership of state agencies, local service providers, colleges and community organizations that provide free employment and training services to employers and job seekers. WorkSource assists employers to recruit and screen for qualified applicants, provides wage reimbursement opportunities through On-the-Job Trainings, and supplies cost-savings information on employment tax credits. WorkSource serves more than 1,000 job seekers and 200 businesses each month. For information, go to www.worksourcewa.com.

Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) (formerly known as the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council), a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, contributes to regional economic growth by providing investments and resources to improve the skills and education of the workforce in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

WSW helps businesses find and hire the employees they need and provides people the skills, education and training to find work or advance in their careers. WSW partners with employers, community colleges and universities, labor groups, government and economic development agencies, high schools and community organizations. Learn more at www.workforcesw.org.

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