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Workforce Readiness

    Welcome to the 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.

    Below you will find resources to help connect you with a variety of different applicant groups. 

      Resources to Connect with Veterans:

      Transitioning service members and job seekers coming out of JBLM register through WorkSourceWA to begin their job search. Employers may request designation as veteran and military family friendly employers.
       
      Employers who hire veterans into their workforce may register for the YesVets designation, a statewide program recognizing employers who show their commitment to veteran employment.
       
      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.
       
      Additional Resources for Veterans and Employers:
      Military Cultural Competancy Video (as shown at the October, 2018 breakfast meeting)
      US Chamber Hiring Our Heros Program (including JBLM fellowship program)
       
       

      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.

      Vadis
      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 www.vadis.org.
       

      SPS Chapter Workforce Readiness Advocate