Workforce Development – EWP

A Division of the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation

Experience Work Project (EWP) was founded in 2006 as a division of the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation.  Our goal was to help our students see the career opportunities in Skagit County and support the business community and their future workforce.

In partnership with Skagit Valley College and the Northwest Workforce Council, EWP has created robust learning opportunities to help prepare our youth and adult students for future employment and has served over 1000 students from diverse Skagit Valley College programs including Basic Education for Adults, Arts & Communication, Business, Education, Food & Beverage Management, Health Sciences, STEM, Industrial Technology & Transportation and Public Services & Social Sciences.

 

Qualifying students are able to take part of quarterly Worksite Tours, 4-hour Job Shadows, 40-hour Internships and other experiential learning activities allowing them to:

  • Learn about the job market and potential career paths.
  • Interact with professionals in their desired field and make contacts for future employment opportunities.
  • Add career-related work experience to their resume.
  • Apply technical skills learned in the classroom.
  • Develop self-confidence, maturity, responsibility and human relation skills.

 

In late 2017 the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation secured a new partnership with Skagit STEM and Northwest Workforce Council and expanded its services to serve in-school (16-21 y.) and out-of-school (16-24 y) students as part of the Career Connected Learning Initiative / Career Connect efforts. Participating students are able to develop career plans, explore high demand careers in science, technology, engineering and math and further their knowledge in specific industries.  Opportunities include mock interviews, adult mentoring, worksite tours, job shadows and internship opportunities.

 

Over 150 business partners have joined EWP and are hosting learning opportunities for our youth and adult students. The participation of the business community is vital in the ongoing success of our workforce development efforts and in creating a better future for our students and the community at large.

Employers who partner with EWP are able to:

  • Test drive local talent
  • Have access to qualified candidates
  • Help build a stronger economy
  • Help develop the careers of the future

 

If you would like more information or are interested in partnership opportunities with EWP,  please contact Business Development and Foundation Director, Silvia Reed | Silvia@MountVernonChamber.com | (360) 428-8547

A Division of the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation

Experience Work Project (EWP) was founded in 2006 as a division of the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation.  Our goal was to help our students see the career opportunities in Skagit County and support the business community and their future workforce.

In partnership with Skagit Valley College and the Northwest Workforce Council, EWP has created robust learning opportunities to help prepare our youth and adult students for future employment and has served over 1000 students from diverse Skagit Valley College programs including Basic Education for Adults, Arts & Communication, Business, Education, Food & Beverage Management, Health Sciences, STEM, Industrial Technology & Transportation and Public Services & Social Sciences.

Qualifying students are able to take part of quarterly Worksite Tours, (4-hour) Job Shadows, (40-hour) Internships and other experiential learning activities allowing them to:

 

  • Learn about the job market and potential career paths.
  • Interact with professionals in their desired field and make contacts for future employment opportunities.
  • Add career-related work experience to their resume.
  • Apply technical skills learned in the classroom.
  • Develop self-confidence, maturity, responsibility and human relation skills.

 

In late 2017 the Mount Vernon Chamber Foundation secured a new partnership with Skagit STEM and Northwest Workforce Council and expanded its services to serve in-school (16-21 y.) and out-of-school (16-24 y) students as part of the Career Connected Learning Initiative / Career Connect efforts. Participating students are able to develop career plans, explore high demand careers in science, technology, engineering and math and further their knowledge in specific industries.  Opportunities include mock interviews, adult mentoring, worksite tours, job shadows and internship opportunities.

 

Over 150 business partners have joined EWP and are hosting learning opportunities for our youth and adult students. The participation of the business community is vital in the ongoing success of our workforce development efforts and in creating a better future for our students and the community at large.

Employers who partner with EWP are able to:

  • Test drive local talent
  • Have access to qualified candidates
  • Help build a stronger economy
  • Help develop the careers of the future

 

If you would like more information or are interested in partnership opportunities with EWP,  please contact Business Development and Foundation Director, Silvia Reed | Silvia@MountVernonChamber.com | (360) 428-8547