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May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !

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Your Future Starts Here Seattle & King County.

Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working?

More than 30 national and local companies want to hire you!

Register now!

Hundreds of Interviews & On the Spot Offers –
Register TODAY to guarantee your interview!

When: May 5th, 9 am to 4 pm – Come for most of the day or just a few hours

Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA 98134

What: Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair – Access everything you need to help with your job search or education

Meet and interview with more than 30 companies
Practice your interview skills with one-on-one coaching
Create or improve your resume with personalized support
Get help with job applications
Learn about options to complete high school and explore college
Tap into legal resources for youth involved with the justice system or interested in immigration services
Find a mentor, a job training program, and much more!
FREE FOOD!

Looking for a ride to the Opportunity Fair? Lyft is providing up to $50 of ride share credit for registered attendees who are new users and over 18 years old. Click here to get your ride code! Under 18 or not a new user to Lyft? Bus passes will also be available at the fair.

Follow the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on Facebook or Twitter for updates. You’ll also find great tools to help you get ready at http://www.startsomewhere.org.

Looking for a flyer about the fair? Click here to download.

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (the Opportunity Act) was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014 after passing Congress with broad bipartisan support. The Opportunity Act reauthorizes and amends the Workforce Investment Act (1998) through important workforce system reforms.

The Opportunity Act empowers local areas and private sector-led workforce boards with the responsibility of developing a strategic, integrated plan that supports economic growth and labor force needs intended to grow the capacity and performance of the workforce system. Local Workforce Development Boards are required to develop a four-year plan that describes the strategies, programs, and activities they will carry out to implement the Opportunity Act.

The WDC has developed an action plan for Program Years 2016-2020 based on considerations of local workforce needs and thoughtful contributions from partners and stakeholders. The goals and objectives identified entail collaboration across the full span of the workforce development system and utilize the breadth of the system’s assets and expertise.

After many months of planning and community engagement, we are proud to present to you the 2016-2020 Seattle-King County Workforce Development Plan. The WDC welcomes comments and input. Per the guidelines, the plan will be available for public comment until May 31, 2016.

Please view the plan on the WDC website here: http://www.seakingwdc.org/local-workforce-plan-input

Danielle Wallace | Project Manager – Policy
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
2003 Western Avenue, Suite 250 | Seattle, WA 98121
dwallace@seakingwdc.org |206-448-0474 x 3002

Please view the plan on the WDC website here: http://www.seakingwdc.org/local-workforce-plan-input

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

When: January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: NEW LOCATION Double Tree –
16500 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188

Cost: Free
Contact: Skanska
503-382-0935

Objective: The Construction & Design Entrepreneurs meeting is held the third Friday of each month.

The City of Tacoma will host this event on even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) and the City of Seattle will host on odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November). is meeting is oriented towards upcoming projects and opportunities for businesses in those bids, but every business type is welcome to attend. is meeting brings minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small business owners together with experts and leaders in business, government and other areas vital to business.

Attendees of the meeting share common issues and learn about business trends, opportunities and resources. It is a great opportunity to network and establish relationships with other business owners.

Each month we have speakers on the agenda to discuss and present local construction projects and give updates on issues related to the community. is event is free and open to the public. Opportunities from Proposed Attendees in the Millions

Agencies: City of Seattle, Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, King County, City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Pierce County, OMWBE (Just to name a few)

Primes: Skanska, Howard S. Wright-Balfour Beatty, Ho man, Turner, Mackenzie, Absher… Certification: DBE, 8A, SCS, VOSB, ANC…

Agenda: 7:30 – 7:50 am Meeting begins –

Objectives and format 7:50 – 8:20 am Six second introductions and pre-approved money announcements
8:20 – 8:25 am Safety Moment 8:25 – 8:30 am Sustainability Moment 8:30 – 8:50 am Guest speaker – Absher and Point Ruston
8:50 – 8:55 am Sponsor Moment
8:55 – 9:00 am Summary and adjourn

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH: Juvenile Court Department of the King County Superior Court

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Community Programs

Community Service
Youth Workforce Development
School Engagement
Restitution Monitoring & Accountability

Mission: The Community Programs mission is to partner and provide direct service to enhance education, community service, employment and victim restitution opportunities for court-involved youth. This is accomplished through developing strong partnerships and leveraging community resources to serve over 400 high-risk youth offenders each year.

Since 1982, the Community Programs Unit has been the foundation for developing workforce and education partnerships through collaboration with the community and adding valued resources for at-risk youth.

The projects under Community Programs promote balanced and restorative justice by building youth competency, advancing youth connections with community, restoring harm they have caused, and providing developmental skills.

The outcomes of the interventions are measured by the impact they have on raising protective factors or assts that help the young person grow to be a responsible and productive adult.

Workforce Development

Community Programs helps court-involved youth gain the basic work training skills needed to enter the workforce.

The Vocation, Education, Service, Training (VEST) Program provides assessment, pre-employment skills training, community service, and paid work experience internships throughout King County. It is the foundation for leveraging additional resources to expand programming.
The Rainier Valley Youth Service Project provides educational programming, community service, and work training opportunities for court-involved youth in south Seattle.
The New Start Project partners with the King County Work Training Program, Highline School District, and the White Center community to provide alternative education and work training opportunities in southeast King County.
The Minority Business and Youth Alliance partners with women and minority-owned businesses to link court-involved youth with internships with small businesses in King County.
Green Pathways is a movement and county-wide partnership to engage at-risk and court-involved youth to promising careers in emerging green training and occupations.

School Engagement & Truancy Interventions

The program partners with school districts and other programs to provide drop-out intervention services and positive school engagement opportunities. It provides support for youth having school attendance problems in select school districts.

PathNet Drop-Out Intervention is a Systems Integration initiative to re-engage out-of-school court-involved youth with the most appropriate education and training programs to reach educational goals. The program provides one-stop youth assessment and placement at the Renton Youth Source Center, and serves 100 out-of-school youth per year.

Victim Restitution

This program monitors and enforces victim restitution obligations of youth no longer on supervision. Youth that are late with victim restitution payments are offered employment preparation skills through monthly workshops. The Community Programs Unit can provide youth with stipends for competency development, connection to workforce skills training, and opportunities to enter the workforce to meet their legal financial obligations.

The unit is developing a victim awareness program to instill an understanding of the impact of crime on individuals and the community. Community Programs collects over $90,000.00 in restitution each year

Our Success

Community Programs has made it possible for hundreds of court-involved youth to re-engage in school, enter vocational training, enter the workforce, provide meaningful community service, and pay back victim restitution.

Much of this success comes from partnerships with public and private sector businesses, youth service providers, and community support.

Youth who complete the variety of services in Community Programs walk away with an increased understanding of themselves and their community. They also gain valuable skills to assist in their development as productive adults.

Major Partners

King County Department of Community and Human Services
King County Work Training Program
Seattle King County Workforce Development Council
Puget Sound Educational Service District
King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Work Crew
King County Office of Business Relations and Economic Development
Southeast Seattle Effective Development
Rainier Chamber of Commerce
Highline School District

How You Can Become Involved

Provide job shadowing, career exploration opportunity with your business. Youth observe and write a report on various occupations as they explore the worlds of work.
Provide a community service project. Provide a public work project giving youth an opportunity to improve their community.
Provide a work experience site. Youth can be paid by the program for up to 100 hours of real work experience in a public or private business.

For more information, contact:

Verne Rainey
Program Manager
King County Superior Court
206-205-9490
verne.rainey@kingcounty.gov