VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is co-hosting a convening of labor representatives serving on workforce boards throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It will be Friday, May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at IAFF Local 452, 2807 NW Fruit Valley Road. An optional Networking Reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. 6th St. (Download/share the event flier.)
This conference, co-hosted with the Oregon AFL-CIO and Idaho AFL-CIO, is a unique opportunity for current and future labor representatives on Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Boards and Washington’s 12 Workforce Development Councils — and for Central Labor Council leaders — to learn about best practices for helping people obtain and succeed in family-wage jobs.
Joined by the Working for America Institute (the Workforce and Economic Development arm of the national AFL-CIO) and a keynote address from Stuart Bass, Executive Director of the Keystone Development Partnership (Pennsylvania AFL-CIO) and labor champions from our three states, topics will include:
- Strengthening labor’s voice across national, state and local platforms
- Engaging apprenticeship in the workforce system
- Tools for board members
- Advancing opportunities – “all means all”
Click here to register. The registration fee is $50, payable online via PayPal (to WSLC Accounting Manager Carlos de la Torre.) You can also pay by phone by calling Caitlyn Jekel at 360-705-9469 or by mail to WSLC, 906 Columbia St. SW #330, Olympia, WA. 98501. Also, reserve a room at the Hilton at the group rate ($169).
All local board members are strongly encouraged to attend and to reach out to their board’s director to inquire about professional development funds to offset the costs.