Back Issues: March 22nd, 2017
Three construction firms have teamed up with WorkSource to recruit, provide free training and hire individuals interested in entering the construction field. The program is owned by the Economic and Community Development organization at Clark College. Pay for construction jobs typically starts in the $15 to $20 per hour range, with opportunities for increased earnings.
The five-week training will prepare individuals for jobs in the construction industry. Training begins April 13, with some Saturday classes. Classroom training will be approximately 25 hours per week, and trainees will be able to work for Tapani, Nutter or Rotschy approximately 15 hours per week during their training and move to full-time employment upon training completion.
WorkSource is hosting an orientation about the construction training on Friday, March 31, from 7 to 9 a.m., at the WorkSource Center at 204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver. Registration for the orientation is required. Contact Viki Bogdanov at WorkSource at 360-735-5122 or email@example.com to reserve a seat.
Learn more about employment, job training and placement services available through WorkSource, search for jobs and post your resume at www.WorkSourceWA.com.
Those interested in improving their home landscapes, or trying to cope with eyesores from adjacent properties, are invited to a 90-minute workshop presented by WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners. “Rejuvenating Your Landscape” is slated for Saturday, April 1, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Washougal Library, 1661 C St., Washougal. Participants should bring four or five photos including areas they currently like and areas they wish to change. Also helpful for the class exercises is to download and print a copy of your property’s map at http://gis.clark.wa.gov/mapsonline/index.cfm. There is no charge or registration required. For more information, contact Erika Johnson at 360-397-6060 x 5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark County Sheriff’s Reserve Unit is now recruiting for its 2018 Academy. Interested parties are invited to an informational meeting on Monday, April 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the West Precinct (Public Safety Complex), 505 NW 179th St., Ridgefield. Members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Sheriff’s Reserve Unit will provide information about the program and the testing process, and answer questions. The unit is made up of fully commissioned law enforcement officers who volunteer their time in support of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office asks that only those willing to make a two to three year minimum volunteer commitment please apply. For more information, visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff/reserve-unit or email CntySheriff.ReserveUnit@clark.wa.gov.
Nominations for the 2017 Philanthropy Awards are now being accepted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter (“AFP”) for outstanding philanthropic individuals and organizations from the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Category details are available at www.afporegon.afpnet.org. The prestigious 2017 Philanthropy Awards will be presented at AFP’s 31st annual awards luncheon on November 13, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel. Deadline for award nominations is April 15. For more information, nomination forms, and a complete list of previous winners, visit www.afporegon.afpnet.org.