The goal of our training program is to increase the employment, retention, earnings and skills of participants, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce dependency and enhance the productivity of the area.
WorkSource Okanogan and our partner agencies offer a number of training options to meet your needs:
- The Workforce Investment Act
- Through the Workforce Investment Act, the area will have a motivated, diverse workforce sustained by a workforce development system that is customer-driven. This will be accomplished by closing the gap between the need of businesses for skilled workers and the supply of Washington residents prepared to meet that need.
- The Computer Applications Training Lab
- The CAT Lab offers training in a classroom environment with instructors you can relate to, who teach not just how, buy why. You get engaging instruction in an interactive setting with real world solutions to real life situations.
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Among many other services, DVR strives to build work skills that will enable individuals to obtain sustained employment. This is accomplished through services that may include on-the-job training, vocational education or classroom training.
- Farmworker Investment Program - OIC
- If you have worked in any of a wide variety of agricultural jobs, you may qualify for our free services.
- Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA)
- Did you—or will you—lose your job due to international trade? Have your hours been reduced due to increased imports of articles or services? The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) is a federal entitlement program that assists U.S. workers who have lost or may lose their jobs as a result of foreign trade. The TAA program seeks to provide trade-affected workers with opportunities to become reemployed in demand occupations. For additional information on TAA benefits and services, please contact the Trade Act counselor at Okanogan County WorkSource at (509) 826-7589.