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Workforce Readiness

    Welcome to the SPS Chapter's Workforce Readiness Page!

    Together we can ensure that tomorrow's workforce has the skills, competencies, and behaviors to successfully integrate into the workplace. Who is tomorrow's workforce? New entry level applicants, incumbent workers, transitioning workers, and re-entrants into the workforce.

    • As HR professionals, we are uniquely suited to address many of the challenges raised by workforce readiness issues. We can play a strategic role in helping employers formulate standards for workforce skills, capabilities and attributes that the employer community needs. HR professionals can bring their quantitative skills to help develop programs to improve workforce readiness and to evaluate models and pilot programs to ensure their effectiveness and adaptability in meeting current needs and their ability to anticipate future needs.

    Local Workforce Readiness Advocates

    Junior Achievement

    • Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization providing a series of business, economics and life-skills programs to enhance the education of young people.
    • The UW Veterans Center is a place for veterans to connect with other veterans. In addition the center provides access to university resources specifically designed for veterans. It is not just an office, rather a place where veterans can find and build their community within the university.
    • Vadis is dedicated to assisting businesses recruit and retain employees with disabilities. Vadis maintains the highest of standards in assuring that placements meet the needs of all parties.  For more information, please contact: 253.863.5173 or visit Vadis at

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    SPS Chapter Workforce Readiness Advocate