Proposals sought for workforce training program

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VANCOUVER – A nonprofit organization seeks ideas for programs that would train and help funnel out-of-school youths, aged 16 to 24, into skilled jobs in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

Workforce Southwest Washington, a nonprofit organization focusing on regional economic growth, hopes to find organizations that can develop the region’s young and underemployed into a pipeline of skilled laborers.

The initiative is funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, from the U.S. Department of Labor.

A conference will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Port of Kalama, 110 W. Marine Drive, Kalama. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 20, 2017.

More information can be found at www.workforcesw.org.