WDCSC News Briefs 2013
March 20, 2013

WDCSC joins Arlington partnership to promote pipeline of skilled workers
Arlington-area aerospace and advanced manufacturing businesses, educators, elected officials, and the media are invited to an open house on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 7:30 -9:00 AM at Arlington High School to learn more about the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and its partnership with the city of Arlington and Arlington High School and tour the school's new metal shop. Read the press release. Register here.

WDCSC Sue Ambler and Patty Murrayand Aviation Technical Services host Senator Patty Murray
On February 19, 2013, WDCSC and Aviation Technical Services were pleased to host a business roundtable discussion with Senator Patty Murray. The roundtable featured local business owners and representatives from labor and education who discussed ways in which the Senator's role as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee can help support educational and training programs that fill skills gaps and create a pipeline of skilled workers. Read an article about the event in The Herald here.

Aerospace Career Fair a huge success
Over 900 job candidates gathered at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on Februrary 20, 2013 for the Paine Field Aerospace Career Fair, hosted by WorkSource Snohomish County, WDCSC, and the Future of Flight Foundation. The fair featured 23 industry employers and seven educational providers offering information about local training options for aerospace career preparation. The Fair also offered free on-site resume screening by 20 volunteer hiring managers from across the county. Read the press release here.

WorkSource Mountlake Terrace ribbon cutting
Ribbon cutting at WorkSource Mountlake Terrace(L to R) Sue Ambler, WDCSC President; County Executive Aaron Reardon; Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith; City Councilmember Kyoko Matsumoto Wright; Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Mountlake Terrace Shane Hope; and Mountlake Terrace City manager John Caulfield joined a group of about 70 local citizens and employers for the ribbon cutting at the new WorkSource Center in Mountlake Terrace on Februray 20, 2013. The Center is located at 6405 218th Street SW; Suite 100.

SnoCo SUCCEED now on Facebook; Next meeting April 18th
Join the SUCEED: SnoCo Diversity & Labor Exchange group on facebook to stay informed of upcoming events and meetings here.

The next SUCCEED meeting will be held at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center on April 18, 2013 from 8:30 - 11:00 AM. Learn more about SUCCEED on our website here.

WDCSC celebrates AmeriCorps Week
WDCSC joined the nation to celebrate AmeriCorps Week March 9-17 to recognize the committment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps makes across the nation every day. WDCSC currently hosts two AmeirCorps VISTA members and one AmeriCorps member. WDCSC also employs two AmeriCorps alumni. Read the press release here.

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February 13, 2013

Diversity Exchange on Friday!
The WorkSource Snohomish County human resources professionals event series, Diversity Exchange, is hosting its next meeting this Friday, February 15th, 2013 from 9 AM to 11:30 AM at the Everett Community College H. M. Jackson Conference Center at 2000 Tower Road in Everett, WA. Register for this event at

WorkSource Mountlake Terrace Open House and Ribbon Cutting
WorkSource Snohomish County is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open house at its new location in Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.The open house will run from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 AM. WorkSource Mountlake Terrace is located at 6405 218th Street SW; Suite 100 in Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will feature Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith, City Manager John Caulfield, and Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) President and CEO Sue Ambler.

This new WorkSource Affiliate provides localized business and job candidate services for the south end of Snohomish County. The site—and the event—is free and open to the public. Download a flyer here.

Aerospace Career Fair on February 20 at 11:00 AM
WorkSource Snohomish County, in partnership with Future of Flight Foundation, is hosting an Aerospace Career Fair on February 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM followed by an employer panel from 3:15 to 4:15 PM. The event will take place at the Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Boulevard in Mukilteo, WA 98275.  Register in advance for this no-cost event here. The fair is free and open to the public. Download a flyer for the event here.

Draft Strategic Plan available for public comment; public forum on 2.28.13
Workforce Development Council Snohomish County is pleased to present our draft strategic and operations plan for public comment. 

The plan, "Promoting a Globally Competitive Workforce for Snohomish County: Four-Year Strategic and Operations Plan 2013-2017 - Draft, " can be found the the WDCSC website hereComments, which may be sent to Samantha Brownwill be taken until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013. 

In addition, WDCSC is hosting a public comment forum on Thursday February 28th from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County board room. This event is free and open to the public.

Air Washington Information Sessions
Everett community College is hosting information sessions about three grant-funded training prorams in advanced manufacturing: manufacturing pre-employment, composites, and precision machining. Dates and locations for the information sessions are below.

For more information, contact Annette Flyod at 425-388-9562 or via email.

Manufacturing Pre-Employment
Index room 109, 3-4 pm
Nov 7, 14, 21; Dec 5, 12; Jan 16, 23; Feb 13, 20;
Mar 13, 20; Apr 10, 17; May 15, 22; June 12, 19

Index room 109, 3-4 pm
Nov 15, Dec 6, Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 12,
Apr 9, May 14, June 11

Precision Machining
Index room 109, 3-4 pm
Nov 15, Dec 6, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 19,
Apr 16, May 21, June 18

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January 16, 2013

Community Resource Fair January 18
WorkSource Snohomish County is hosting a Community Resource Fair on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at WorkSource Everett, located at 3201 Smith Ave in Everett. 

The resource fair will provide information and referrals for job search, veterans' services, housing, child care, food assistance, senior programs, healthcare, utility assistance, financial survival, and services for people with disabilities. The Department of Social and Human Services (DSHS) will also be on site with their Mobile Community Services Office, able to help people apply for Basic Food, cash, medical benefits, and other services. Download a flyer here.

Medical Job Fair January 31
Job Candidates seeking employment in health care should attend the Medical Job Fair, hosted by WorkSource Snohomish County on January 31 from 10 am - 2 PM at WorkSource Everett, 3201 Smith Ave in Everett. Download a flyer here.

No-cost wooping cough and flu vaccination clinics
Uninsured and low-income adults can take advantage of two shot clinics for flu and whooping cough at handy locations in Everett. Both clinics are free and open to the public. Dowload vaccine information sheets and concent forms in English and Spanish at

  • The first will be held at the WorkSource Community Resource Fair on January 18, 2013 from 10 am to 12 noon at Everett Station; 3201 Smith Ave in Everett.

  • The second clinic will run from 2 PM-6PM on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave in Everett. This clinic is sponsored by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club and coincides with a free skating event for the public in the main ice rink.

Snohomish County Blueprint web update
The Snohomish County Blueprint website has a fresh look and updated information. The Snohomish County Blueprint is a partnership of Snohomish County government, educational institutions, and workforce and economic development organizations aiming to develop a collaborative, comprehensive approach that unifies education, workforce, and economic development in Snohomish County. The Blueprint fosters economic vitality in Snohomish County by retaining and attracting jobs in key industry clusters targeted for economic development. Visit the website to learn more.

Former WDCSC Board Chair named Employment Security Commissioner
Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC) congratulates Dale Peinecke, former Chair of the WDCSC Board of Directors, on his new appointment as Washington State Employment Security Commissioner. Dale Peinecke served as Board Chair of Workforce Development Council Snohomish County in 2006 through January 2012, and remained on the board until the end of 2012.

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