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Training set for long-term jobless, underemployed

The Columbian
Published: August 3, 2015, 5:00pm

People who have been unemployed for more than 27 weeks may qualify for training for jobs in technology and manufacturing, the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council has announced.

Information sessions will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the WorkSource office, 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 15 in Vancouver.

The program, called RebootNW, offers individualized training, job shadowing and education, and networking opportunities. To be considered, applicants must have been unemployed for at least 27 consecutive weeks or underemployed; at least 18 years old; have a high school diploma or GED; live in Clark, Cowlitz or Wahkiakum counties; have sufficient time for training or education; and be interested in information technology, software, manufacturing or engineering positions.

For assistance, contact Jacob Miller, jamiller@esd.wa.gov or 360-735-5084.