• 3rd annual Skagit Workforce Summit is Sept. 20

    August 31, 2023
    MOUNT VERNON – EDASC is continuing its efforts to support businesses with their workforce concerns by hosting the third annual Skagit Workforce Summit, 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy.

    Employers will get up-to-date information on industry employment trends and learn how to connect with educational institutions at all levels to build pipelines of skilled workers.

    “EDASC's workforce programming addresses the specific needs of local businesses and industries,” said Economic Development Manager Aaron Weinberg. “Our education partners have programs that can address virtually any workforce need.”

    During the summit, educational leaders and their industry partners will highlight some of the successful programs already netting positive results.

    In this no-cost event, employers will learn how to:
    •    Access skilled high school interns with the NW Career & Technical Academy
    •    Get involved with K-12 through Career Connect NW
    •    Access customized training programs with Skagit Valley College
    •    Connect with Western Washington University’s Career Services Center and the College of Business & Economics

    The afternoon will wrap up with a panel discussion featuring the day’s presenters. Business owners and hiring managers will come away with actionable workforce ideas to gain a leg up on hiring needs. 

    Those interested in attending the event can register at skagit.org.
    EDASC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports existing Skagit County companies, and works with prospective companies on site location, workforce training, identifying resources and access to capital, permitting, research, and other forms of assistance.  In addition, EDASC’s strategies focus on improving assets and amenities within Skagit County, strengthening communities, and working to make Skagit County more prosperous, sustainable and equitable.
    Hilary Parker, Communications Specialist