Archive for 'Events'

Career Navigation Report + Webinar 3/4/15

Career Navigation Report + Webinar 3/4/15

February 12, 2015

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest report on career navigation as well as share an opportunity to participate in our March 4th webinar featuring presenters from SJI, The Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative, Capital IDEA, and WorkLife Partnership — see registration details below!

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Workforce development strategies that offer career navigation have spread across the country in recent years. Community colleges, community based organizations, intermediaries, WIBs, labor unions, and others provide services to help their workers to ...

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SJI’s Annual Conference Highlights Productive Persistence & Other Innovations in Education and Training

SJI’s Annual Conference Highlights Productive Persistence & Other Innovations in Education and Training

February 19, 2014

Last month, Seattle Jobs Initiative was pleased to bring together a diverse group of more than 120 community college staff members, educators, and community-based organization staff members for our 2014 Community College + Community-Based Organization Conference! This year’s sold-out conference featured national and local experts Bob Giloth (Annie E. Casey Foundation), David Yeager (University of Texas), and Lawrence Morales (Seattle Central Community College), who presented innovative methods for increasing the success of students and program participants – through ...

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Transportation & Logistics Report + Webinar Rescheduled! 1/15/14

Transportation & Logistics Report + Webinar Rescheduled! 1/15/14

January 2, 2014

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Transportation & Logistics: Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities for the Seattle Area’s Workforce. Seattle is home to a thriving transportation and logistics industry that accounts for approximately 25 percent of Washington State’s gross domestic product, while 40 percent of all jobs in Washington are either directly or indirectly tied to international trade.

This report provides insight into the following topics around the transportation and logistics ...

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Mark Your Calendars: 2014 CC-CBO Conference – January 30th

Mark Your Calendars: 2014 CC-CBO Conference – January 30th

Seattle Jobs Initiative’s 2014 Community Colleges – Community-Based Organizations Conference on Innovations in Adult Training and Education

Thursday, January 30, 2014   |   8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

View event and registration information here.

How can we support students and participants who want to succeed but are struggling? How can we help them develop traits such as motivation, tenacity, and faith in their own potential? How are other organizations and educational institutions addressing these issues?

Join us as we explore these ...

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Certificates Report + Webinar 9/11/13

Certificates Report + Webinar 9/11/13

September 5, 2013

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Certificate Programs and Their Economic Value: A Look at King County Postsecondary Institutions.

SJI works with local community colleges to creatively align our education and training programs with viable career opportunities. Many sub-baccalaureate certificates, of varying lengths and fields of study, have been awarded through these programs to better assist participants on their journey to living-wage careers.

Through this research, SJI seeks to inform workforce development ...

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Trade, Transportation & Utilities Report + Webinar 7/16/13

Trade, Transportation & Utilities Report + Webinar 7/16/13

June 24, 2013

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research report: Industry Sector Snapshot: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities.

This brief overview identifies the trade, transportation and utilities industry’s current trends within the King County labor market in an effort to provide the workforce development community with answers to questions like:

  • How has the industry’s job growth improved since the end of the Great Recession?
  • How does the industry measure up relative to other industries in the area?
  • Which ...
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Upcoming S^3 Collaboratory Meeting Set For July 1

June 13, 2013

Student Support Services (S^3) Collaboratory Progress Meeting

July 1, 2013
2 pm – 4 pm
Georgetown Campus – South Seattle Community College
To RSVP, please click here.

Last July, Seattle Jobs Initiative began the work of the Pathways to Careers – Student Success Services (S^3) Collaboratory with the express purpose of creating a “collaboratory” of experts and practitioners from Seattle Community College District (SCCD) Workforce Education, SCCD Student Services, and Community-Based Organizations to maximize and leverage our ...

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Professional & Business Services Report + Webinar 3/28/13

Professional & Business Services Report + Webinar 3/28/13

Seattle Jobs Initiative is pleased to present our latest labor market research: Industry Sector Snapshot: Professional & Business Services

This brief overview identifies the professional and business services industry’s current trends within the King County labor market in an effort to provide the workforce development community with answers to questions like:

  • How has the industry’s job growth improved since the end of the Great Recession?
  • How does the industry measure up relative to other industries in the area?
  • Which occupations host ...
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New Report: Entry-Level Job Requirements Employer Survey + Webinar 2/28/13!

New Report: Entry-Level Job Requirements Employer Survey + Webinar 2/28/13!

Curious about what Seattle-area employers have to say about who they are looking to hire for their entry-level positions? Seattle Jobs Initiative asked them!

Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is pleased to present our latest labor market research, Entry-Level Job Requirements: An Assessment of Seattle-Area Employers. Authored by Northwest Social Research Group, this research is a follow-up to SJI’s 2012 report Changes in Entry-Level Jobs over the Past Decade.

In a survey of 85 employers – and in ...

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New Soft Skills Research Online Now + Webinar 2/6/13!

New Soft Skills Research Online Now + Webinar 2/6/13!

January 18, 2013

Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) is pleased to present our latest labor market research, The Importance of Soft Skills in Entry-Level Employment and Postsecondary Student Success: Perspectives from Employers and Community Colleges.

In SJI’s long history of working closely with employers to ensure that we are helping them get the skilled workers they need, they have continued to communicate how important soft skills are to entry-level employment, and how frequently these skills are lacking among job seekers.

Through this unique research, ...

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