Agency seeking programs to boost youth education



The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council is requesting proposals for programs in Southwest Washington that will help young people complete high school education and develop skills for the workplace or continued education. The services are to be offered to low-income youth, both in and out of school, for those ages 16-21 in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

Approximately $1.3 million in program funding is expected under the Workforce Investment Act Title I. The program’s goal is to prepare Southwest Washington youth for post-secondary success while providing a pipeline of qualified workers to fill area workforce demands.

One-year contracts will begin July 1, with an option for extensions. The request for proposal can be downloaded at A bidders’ conference will be 9-11 a.m. Nov. 27 at Clark College, Penguin Union Building, Room 258B. Email intent to attend to