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Next Generation Zone - Youth Employment
Spokane's Next Generation Zone 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program helped over 474 disadvantaged youth, including 3 profiled here.
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Meet Jessica
Former homeless single parent receives necessary support to obtain a high school credential and an associates degree prior to entering employment.
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Meet Teresa
Youth career and employment center helps Teresa overcome family instability, finish high school, and begin studying to be a dental assistant.
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Meet Greg
After a layoff from his manufacturing job, Greg returns to school to study renewable energy and begins a new career.
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Meet Hayden
WIA In-School Youth and Building Bridges program helps Hayden get the support he needs to begin doing better in school.
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Meet Patrick
WIA Occupational Training funds help Patrick obtain a degree in Process Technology and land a new job in the Oil & Gas industry.
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Marine View Ventures
Native American Corporation partners with Workforce Center to recruit and staff a new convenience mart.
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Meet Joy
A young mother uses a WIA youth-sponsored internship to launch herself into full-time employment.
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Meet Alex
An incumbent worker program helps Alex finish training as a registered nurse and become fully employed.
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Simpson Lumber Company, LLC
Business Services help local manufacturing business identify and hire candidates more effectively, saving money and reducing turnover.
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Job Seeker Success
Programs offered through WorkSource Downtown Seattle leverage WIA funds with other state and local funding to provide services.
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Meet Louis
Positive changes happen for Louis after dislocated worker funding helps him re-train into a new career as an electrician.
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Meet Heidi
Participating in Workforce Central's Job Club helps Heidi network and obtain the lead that lands her a new job.
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Meet Anthony
Job Club and training assistance help Anthony revise his focus and find suitable employment.
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Meet Karrie
A program to help incumbent workers upgrade their skills helps Karrie re-train and start earning a living wage.
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The North West Company
The Workforce Central Business Connection team helps a company recruit, screen, and hire 27 employees.
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Meet Oliver
Dislocated worker takes advantage of a Career Readiness Program offered by a local Workforce center and finds a new job as an assistant supervisor.
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Meet Misti
Young woman, with no family, finds the support she needs from local Workfoce Center to get job training and find a job as a shift supervisor.
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Meet Cathy
A mature worker returns to college, earning certifications that help her land a job in a new industry.
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Meet Ron
Workforce Development Council uses Recovery Act funds and state matching funds to purchase courses at a community college to reduce wait-lists for nursing students.
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General Plastics Manufacturing Company
Manufacturing company works with local Workforce Center to find the employees they needed for company expansion.
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Following Seas
Thomas receives maritime training and certifications that help him land the job about which he's been dreaming.
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Lourdes Health Network
A regional healthcare system uses incumbent worker training grants to help its physical therapists meet standards for continuing education.
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Mid Columbia Engineering, Inc
A manufacturer improves productivity through Lean implementation with help from WorkSource Business Services.
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Motoring Services Auto Repair
Subsidized training for incumbent workers helps a business increase billable time and exceed its sales goals for the year.
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Meet Jace
A young worker defies homelessness and creates a future with stability and self sufficiency.
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Meet Justin
A struggling single father creates his first resume, gains work experience, and lands a job that helps support his family.
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