Welcome to the Washington County Workforce Alliance

We are Helping the Youth of Today Prepare for a Better Tomorrow

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Our Mission Statement

Provide a sustainable pipeline of appropriately informed and prepared individuals to support the needs of business and industry in Washington County. 

 

 

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1. 450 teachers, administrators and guidance counselors have toured manufacturing and health care sites to better understand the modern workplace and the skills needed.

2. Employer reps have toured the four school districts to gain a greater understanding of the curriculum and programs in place to support employer needs.

3. Since 2015 the College and Career Fair has given over 1100 members of the combined Junior classes an opportunity each year to meet with representatives from employers, technical colleges, universities, trades people and the armed forces. The objective of the event was to provide an opportunity to better understand career options available in Washington County, the skills required and the resources available to obtain those skills.

4. Implemented Inspire Washington County, which enables students to do more career research by connecting with employers and career coaches.

Future plans:

1. Workplace tours for students

2. Outreach to parents to promote greater involvment

3. Teacher externships

4. Job fairs for graduating seniors

5. Identifying summer employment opportunities