Archive for October, 2012

October’s Edition of Beyond the Headlines Focuses on South King County

October 31, 2012

The latest edition of SJI’s popular Beyond the Headlines labor market reports is now available on our website! This month’s report, “South King County’s Growing Need for Workforce Investment”, examines the demographic characteristics of South King County in an effort to better understand the potential ? and challenges ? of its residents to secure more skills and good jobs. Graphic illustrations of data include the region’s income, immigration, educational attainment and unemployment statistics.

View report: click here!

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Thank you Bank of America for your generous support!

Thank you Bank of America for your generous support!

In October 2012, Bank of America announced a $20,000 investment in Seattle Jobs Initiative?s Career Pathways, a program that provides low-income individuals with job training and placement. Students in this fall?s cohort of Career Pathways who are studying welding, together with SJI staff and welding instructor Monti Darnall, celebrated the contribution with a formal check presentation by Bank of America staff in their classroom at South Seattle Community College.

The funds will support Career Pathways, a program that connects low-income, low-skill ...

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MBIT Student Success Story: Meet Wendell

Before he started the SJI Medical Business Information Technology (MBIT) program in Spring 2012, Wendell was working as an on-call medical interpreter in local clinics, helping patients communicate medical staff and physicians. But the work was part-time and sporadic ? and Wendell knew he needed education and job skills to be able to transition into a full-time career.

Wendell’s experience with the SJI program has been one of meeting the challenges of being a college student, but ...

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Congratulations SJI Fall 2012 Graduates!

Congratulations SJI Fall 2012 Graduates!

Last month, Seattle Jobs Initiative proudly celebrated the success of 13 graduates from the Medical Business Information Technology (MBIT) and Welding programs!

Over 50 family members, friends, graduates, funders, community college staff, and community-based organization staff gathered at South Seattle Community College to mark the completion and share stories of accomplishment and inspiration at this fun quarterly event, held on Monday, September 24.

SJI was honored to welcome Kathryn Shields, ...

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