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WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum

305 S. Pacific Avenue, Suite A, Kelso, WA 98626    Ph: (360) 577-2250

Training Resources

There are opportunities for employment driven training available through WorkSource Cowlitz/ Wahkiakum for both Dislocated Workers and Low Income Adults. For more information on eligibility requirements and training opportunities available, please attend the:

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Training Orientation Tuesdays 1:00 PM 3:30 PM (Lower Columbia College in the Career Center)

 

APPLYING FOR TRAINING ASSISTANCE THROUGH WORKSOURCE

Some Things You Should Know Before You Start:

  1. All training assistance is subject to the availability of funds.
  2. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements before any funding can be considered, and training assistance is not a guarantee, even if eligibility requirements are met.
  3. Funding is only available for training that is directly related to employment (i.e. you will be working in this occupation once your training is complete).
  4. All training requests must be for occupations that are currently in-demand and are provided by an eligible training provider.
  5. Other restrictions apply.  Please attend the above orientation for more information and eligibility paperwork.
 

Training Research Links

Demand/Decline List - https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/wilma/wdclists/

ETP List - www.careerbridge.wa.gov

JobFit Assessment - www.swwdc.jobfit.com

Labor Market Information - https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/

If you have further questions, you can contact one of the following Coaches:

Terry (360) 578-4248 twolf@esd.wa.gov
Laura (360) 578-4211 lvickers@esd.wa.gov
Colleen (360) 578-4231 cpaine@esd.wa.gov

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING RESOURCES

amber diamond bullet Free Financial Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov
amber diamond bullet Financial Aid opportunities at the local Community College - www.lowercolumbia.edu/finaid
amber diamond bullet Workforce Resource Guide - http://swwdc.org/docs/swwdc-cowlitz-resourceguide_web.pdf
amber diamond bullet Worker Retraining www.lowercolumbia.edu/workerretraining
amber diamond bullet Training Benefits/CAT - http://www.esd.wa.gov/uibenefits
 

ARE YOU TRADE AFFECTED?

If you were laid off from or worked as a contractor for a company who moved all or some of its workforce overseas, you may be eligible for Trade Act services.   If you have questions regarding filing a petition or  eligibility for Trade Act benefits contact:

Mertie (360) 735-5126 or mduncan@esd.wa.gov

DOL Trade Act Information - http://www.doleta.gov/tradeact/petitions.cfm

WorkSource is an equal opportunity partnership of organizations that provide employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to people with disabilities.

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