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How to Complete a Job Application
How to Complete or Prepare a Resume
Internet Access
Interviewing Skills
Job Preparation
Job and Vocational Training
Keyboarding - Typing Skills and Tests
Labor Market Information
Learning Disabilities Testing
Medical Insurance Assistance
On-the-Job Training
Reading, Writing, and Math Skills Improvement
School-Sponsored Work-Based Learning Experience
Skills Testing
Small Business Services
Starting Your Own Business
Unemployment Insurance
Veterans' Services
Wage Data
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Apprenticeship Programs Top of page

Apprenticeship Programs
Last Update: Dec 27, 2010 01:35:53 PM

What is It?
Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with on-the-job training supervised by a journey-level craft person or trade professional. Like a college education, it can take several years to become fully trained in the fields that offer apprenticeships. Not all apprenticeships are multi-year programs; you will want to find the program that best meets your needs. 
 
As an apprentice, you will earn while you learn. At first, you will make less money than skilled workers do. As you progress, you will get regular raises. Once you have mastered your craft, you will receive the same wages as a professional. 
 
Hundreds of occupations and programs are available in Benton and Franklin counties. To search, visit the web site: 
 
Who Can Participate?
The general requirements include a minimum age of 18, although some apprenticeships allow students at age 17. Most trades require a high school diploma or GED. You may need certain math abilities to enter some trades. Basic reading and writing skills are also required. Some trades might not be suitable for people who do not have the necessary physical strength or stamina to perform the required work. You might also be asked to take an aptitude test. 
 
For a pre-assessment of your reading, math and writing skills, visit WorkSource Columbia Basin at 815 N. Kellogg, Suite D. in Kennewick, Washington. 

How Much Does it Cost?
Apprenticeship program information is free to obtain. Fees and training costs apply once you begin the programs. 

Where do I Go?
To find out more information, contact:
 
Statewide Apprenticeship Program
Department of Labor and Industries
Address:
P.O. Box 44530
Olympia, Washington 98504-4530
Phone:
(360) 902-5324 or (360) 902-5320
Email:
Web Site:



Career Information Top of page

Career Information
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 04:27:41 PM

What is it?
Tools are available to help guide job-seekers, workers, and students make good career decisions. You can compare salaries, search for a job, find high growth industries or research knowledge, skills and abilities and other occupation information. You can use assessment tools to determine what occupation is the best for you.   These services are available on-line as well as in a classroom setting.
 
Who Can Participate?
This information is available to everyone. There are no eligibility requirements.
 
How Much does it Cost?
The services are free but some occupation assessments have a nominal charge. 
 
Where do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900
Ask a Guest Resource Specialist for information on our services.
 
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Childcare Assistance Top of page

Childcare Assistance
Last Update: Mar 15, 2007 11:06:46 AM

What is it?
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services offers “Working Connections Child Care” to help families with daycare expenses while working or looking for work. Limited child care assistance may also be available for those enrolled in certain training programs offered by WorkSource Columbia Basin and Columbia Basin College. 
 
A “Child Care Resource and Referral” service is also available by dialing “2-1-1”. You can also contact the Community Action Council at (509) 545-4042.

Who can Participate?
For “Working Connections”, your eligibility is determined by your household income and the number of people in your family. For those enrolled in approved training programs, eligibility criteria applies.   
 
How Much Does it Cost?
For those enrolled in “Working Connections”, your co-payment is determined on a sliding fee scale. For those enrolled in our training programs, we offer some financial assistance to off-set child care costs. 
 
Where do I Go?
Working Connections Child Care
Kennewick Community Services Office
Address:
1120 N. Edison Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336
Ask the Front Desk Staff for Information on Working Connections
You can also apply on line:
https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03esaapps/onlineapp/introduction_1.asp

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Dial “2-1-1” on your phone for local referrals to child care agencies. You can also dial (509) 545-4042 to contact the Community Action Council. 
 
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WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg Suite D
Kennewick, Washington 99336
Ask our Front Desk Staff for information on Worker Retraining programs.



Clothing for Work Top of page

Clothing for Work
Last Update: Mar 15, 2007 11:07:45 AM

What is It?
You may be able to get help with clothing that is appropriate for work and/or training while you are participating in a qualified program. Services to help get clothing for work may be available to people who:

• Currently have a job or involved in training
• Have a job interview
• Need certain articles of clothing, shoes or equipment to accept or keep a job
 
Who Can Participate?
Availability of clothing for work or training depends on the program provider and whether or not you are eligible for that program. It may also depend on available resources of the program and how significant your need for clothing is.

How Much Does it Cost?
This service is free and available only to people who meet the eligibility requirements.
 
Where Do I Go?
Clothing for work services are available from the following providers. For office locations and contact information, click on the provider. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
Address:
815 N Kellogg St, Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)735-0400
Location Details:
Monday-Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
All services available in English and Spanish.
 
Address: 
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 
 
Address:
810 S. Dayton
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)586-3840
Check the local Yellow Pages for Church ministries that provide clothing.



Computer Training Top of page

Computer Training
Last Update: Mar 7, 2007 10:33:16 AM

What is It?
Computer training provides basic and introductory instruction on computers and some software programs. Computer training classes are held quarterly through Columbia Basin College (CBC). At WorkSource Columbia Basin, Columbia Basin College offers basic computer skill classes in Keyboarding, Word 2003, Excel 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Access 2003, Windows XP, and Outlook 2003.
 
Computer tutorials (online, self-directed classes) are available for many common programs. They are especially useful for practicing or brushing up on current computer skills.
 
Who Can Participate?
Tutorials located on all of the computes are available to everyone. Other courses are offered according to set schedules.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for the tutorials and some of the basic computer classes. Columbia Basin College may have fees associated with some of their classes. There may be financial assistance through CBC’s Worker Retraining Program.
 
Where Do I Go?
Computer training is available from the providers listed below or look in the Yellow Pages under Computers-Training.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900
 
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
Deb: Extension 2446
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 



Counseling for People with Disabilities Top of page

Counseling for People with Disabilities
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 04:57:54 PM

What is It?
Programs and services, including counseling and guidance, are available to help people with disabilities find and keep a job. These programs and services may provide a variety of different activities designed for each person, depending on circumstances.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are eligibility requirements for these programs.

How Much Does it Cost?
This service is free and available only to people who meet the eligibility requirements.
 
Where Do I Go?
Counseling for People with Disabilities is available from the following providers. For office locations and contact information, click on the provider. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
Address:
815 N Kellogg St, Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336   
Phone:
(509)735-0400
FAX:
(509)783-8266
Location Details:
Monday-Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
All services available in English and Spanish.
 



English as a Second Language Top of page

English as a Second Language
Last Update: Feb 12, 2007 03:46:38 PM

What is It?
This program teaches English writing and conversational skills to people whose primary language is other than English. The program includes beginning and intermediate classes.

The service provider can administer tests to discover learning disabilities and determine learning needs, if appropriate.
 
Who Can Participate?
Class participants must be at least 16 years of age.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is a small fee at the time of enrollment.
 
Where Do I Go?
English as a Second Language services are available from Columbia Basin College. Click on the link below for location and contact information.
 
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 



General Education Development (GED) Preparation Top of page

General Education Development (GED) Preparation
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:38:13 PM

What is It?
This program prepares people to take the General Education Development (GED) test. Services include testing and instruction to determine when you are ready to take the exam. The GED is earned by passing the five parts of the standardized exam.

The service provider may also test for learning disabilities and to determine learning needs, if appropriate.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service. However, persons younger than 18 years old must get a school release before taking the test.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee to take GED preparation classes. There is a one time fee to take the test.
 
Where Do I Go?
General Education Development services are available from Columbia Basin College. For office locations and contact information, click on the provider.
 
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 


B-F Community Action Committee GED Information
http://bfcac.org/home-base/education-ged



How to Complete a Job Application Top of page

How to Complete a Job Application
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:40:10 PM

What is It?
This service assists people with learning to successfully complete a job application. This may include:

• How to write your work history
• Identifying appropriate references
• Neatness, proper grammar, and spelling.

Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.

How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.

Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.

WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



How to Complete or Prepare a Resume Top of page

How to Complete or Prepare a Resume
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:42:23 PM

What is It?
This service teaches people how to summarize their job skills, work experience, and education into a resume that will give a prospective employer an overview of an applicant. You may attend a workshop to learn up-to-date information to prepare a resume, identify key phrases and words to use, and format guidelines to follow. One-on-one help or use of a computer resume program is available. Assistance is available for Basic Computer Skills.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service from most providers.

How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Internet Access Top of page

Internet Acess
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:43:11 PM

What is It?
This service provides access for exploring work opportunities and career options on the Internet. Users may access employer information or view and send electronic resumes. Assistance is available if you don’t know how to use a computer.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service from most providers.  Internet Service is only available for Job Search purposes.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Interviewing Skills Top of page

Interviewing Skills
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:44:02 PM

What is It?
Good interviewing skills are important when looking for a job. Classes and individualized instruction are available on developing and improving job interviewing skills and techniques. Learn the right and wrong things to do during an interview.

Interview training options may include:
• Training offered in a group setting or in one-on-one sessions
• Practice or mock interviews available with or without video taping
• Additional classes can be arranged for special groups


Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Job Preparation Top of page

Job Preparation
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:45:40 PM

What is It?
Job preparation services provide the opportunity for training and developing skills. These services may consist of skill building exercises, workplace training, specific occupational training, job coaching, and identification of transferable skills, career exploration, and more.

The design and content of these services may vary, but they will help you find, get, and keep a job. Workshop options include:
• Computer training and keyboarding skills
• Filling out applications, writing resumes, successful interviewing, etc.
• Customer service, problem solving on the job, etc.

Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There are no fees for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Job and Vocational Training Top of page

Job and Vocational Training
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:53:59 PM

What is It?
Job and Vocational training includes the opportunity to improve or learn new job skills. This may be in a classroom or on the job, paid or not paid. This service is targeted for people in the community who are seeking work in a specific field. Services include referral and/or placement into a job.

Training services may include:
• Placement into a temporary subsidized job
• A full time or part-time position
• An apprenticeship position
• Or a volunteer position.

Job and Vocational training services may involve classroom training, technical skills training, on-the-job training, business plan development, job shadow, work experience, or volunteer work. These services may be in settings such as public organizations or private businesses. The goal of job and vocational training is to help a person get a job by providing employability skills improvement as well as work history.
 
Who Can Participate?
Job training services may have eligibility requirements, qualifications, and selection procedures, depending on the provider.

How Much Does it Cost?
The service is free and only available to those who meet the eligibility requirements.
 
Where Do I Go?
Job training services are available from
WorkSource Columbia Basin.  Further screening is required to determine final eligibility.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Keyboarding - Typing Skills and Tests Top of page

Keyboarding - Typing Skills and Tests
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 05:54:30 PM

What is It?
You can learn or regain your typing skills with a computerized program that makes learning fun. Services are available to help you learn and improve your keyboarding or typing skills. This training service provides introductory skill development that can be applied to a typewriter or a computer keyboard. Tests and practice tests are available to determine your skill level, mark your progress, and determine your speed and accuracy. Employers may also use this service to test potential applicants.

To view the current listing of training opportunities, please access the Calendar located on the Menu Bar.
 
Who Can Participate?
Keyboarding services may have eligibility requirements, depending on the provider.

How Much Does it Cost?
Depending on the service provider, fees may apply.
 
Where Do I Go?
Keyboarding services, such as typing skills and tests, are available WorkSource Columbia Basin.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Labor Market Information Top of page

Labor Market Information
Last Update: Feb 9, 2007 06:43:53 PM

What is It?
Labor market information provides information on wages, unemployment, population, job outlooks, industry trends, income, education, skills, and cost of living.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
Labor market information is available at http://www.workforceexplorer.com.



Learning Disabilities Testing Top of page

Learning Disabilities Testing
Last Update: Mar 14, 2007 02:29:07 PM

What is It?
If you have difficulty with learning, you have the right to request testing to identify your academic needs.

Columbia Basin Community College coordinates tests and provides a diagnosis of the level of academic adjustments appropriate for students.

If you believe your learning disabilities prevent you from getting or keeping a job, testing/evaluation is provided through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to identify your needs. This may be provided after an application for services has been made.
 
Who Can Participate?
Learning disabilities testing services may have eligibility requirements, depending on the provider.

To receive disabilities testing from Columbia Basin Community College, you must be participating in a Columbia Basin Community College program. This includes off-campus service sites.

How Much Does it Cost?
Depending on the service provider, fees may apply.
 
Where Do I Go?
Learning disabilities testing are available from the following providers. Click on the provider for office locations and contact information. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 
 



Medical Insurance Assistance Top of page

Medical Insurance Assistance
Last Update: Feb 12, 2007 12:47:29 PM

What is It?
Medical insurance assistance services may provide help with medical insurance coverage through the Washington Health Plan or Medicaid to qualified applicants. If you are paying premiums for employer-provided insurance, help may be available to pay for or receive reimbursement for the premiums. Emergency services are available to qualified applicants.
 
Who Can Participate?
Medical insurance assistance services have eligibility requirements.

How Much Does it Cost?
This service is free and available only to people who meet the eligibility requirements.
 
Where Do I Go?
Medical insurance assistance is available from Washington State Health Care Authority.  For information, click on the link below. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 



On-the-Job Training Top of page

On-the-Job Training
Last Update: Mar 15, 2007 11:20:24 AM

What is It?
Adding and training new employees is expensive, time consuming and can be critical to the profitability of a business. Often, businesses pass up applicants with potential that lack a specific skill required for the workplace. To help offset additional costs of training these potential employees WorkSource Columbia Basin offers On-the-Job Training.
 
As a trainee, you have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills and gain valuable experience while working in a particular occupation. This service is intended to lead to a regular job.
 
As an employer, you choose an employee and the specific training is customized to your needs. The employer will receive a $1,000 payment at the end of the training period. Agreements cover a two-month training period based on full-time employment (32-40 hours/week).
 
Who Can Participate?
As a trainee, On-the-Job training services have eligibility requirements and are only available to people enrolled into specific programs with WorkSource organizations that provide this service.
 
All employers can participate; however, a trainee cannot be used to supplant existing employees or paid staff positions. Employers may also apply for training money through worker retraining and/or incumbent worker grants.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for services under WorkSource Columbia Basin.
 
Where Do I Go?
On-the-job training services are available from the following providers.  Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
Trainees:
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900
 
Employers:
WorkSource Columbia Basin Business Services Unit
Address: 
815 N. Kellogg St., Suite B
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)734-5947



Reading, Writing, and Math Skills Improvement Top of page

Reading, Writing and Math Skills Improvement
Last Update: Feb 9, 2007 06:48:01 PM

What is It?
Reading, writing, and math skills are important for everyone entering the workforce. A variety of programs are available to improve your basic skills and better prepare and qualify you for additional training or work.

Reading, writing, and math classes may be provided in a class setting, by individualized instruction, by lecture and written material, or provided with the aid of a computer and specific software.

Programs are available for a variety of needs, such as:
• Get your General Equivalency Diploma, or GED
• Get your high school diploma
• Brush-up on skills to take a pre-employment test
• Study to take a school entrance exam
 
Who Can Participate?
Reading, writing, and math skills improvement classes may have eligibility requirements.

How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service at WorkSource Columbia Basin.
 
Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



School-Sponsored Work-Based Learning Experience Top of page

School-Sponsored Work-Based Learning Experience
Last Update: Apr 19, 2007 06:02:36 PM

What is It?
Work-based learning experience is a part of the School to Careers program. Work-based learning activities combine academic skills learned in the classroom with work-based skills learned on the job. They may be paid or non-paid and may or may not result in academic credit.

Work-based learning experiences may include:
• Informational interview
• Business tours
• Job Shadow
• Mentorship
• Structured work experiences
• Community service learning
• Student internship
 
Who Can Participate?
School sponsored work-based learning opportunities require students to be enrolled in a Benton or Franklin County public school district.

How Much Does it Cost?
Cost is set by the institution and only available to enrolled students.
 
Where Do I Go?
School-sponsored work-based learning experience services are available from the following providers. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900
 
Local High Schools



Skills Testing Top of page

Skills Testing
Last Update: Feb 12, 2007 03:51:50 PM

What is It?
Skills testing will help you determine your skill level as it relates to work and to particular types of jobs. Skills testing may be done in classes or may be one-on-one. Testing formats include paper and pencil tests or “hands on” tools.

Feedback may be given to help you identify your skill level, your strengths and weaknesses, and how this relates to the world of work. Skills testing are available to employers, individuals, and educators.

Assessments can be useful to:
• Employers during the screening stage of hiring
• People in showing that they have the skills to do a job
• Or educators for determining where skills may need to be enhanced
 
Who Can Participate?
Skills testing services may have eligibility requirements, depending on the job placement provider.

How Much Does it Cost?
Depending on the service provider, fees may apply.
 
Where Do I Go?
Skills testing services are available from WorkSource Columbia Basin. Further screening by the service provider is required to determine final eligibility.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg, Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509) 734-5900



Small Business Services Top of page

Small Business Services
Last Update: Feb 12, 2007 04:13:13 PM

What is It?
Small Business Services include confidential one-on-one counseling to help you learn the basics of starting a small business and preparing business/marketing plans. Seminars are available on special topics throughout the year. These programs assist business owners and managers to achieve their goals by helping them better manage, organize, and operate their businesses.

Small Business Services offered by other providers may include payroll services and benefits, employee leasing, temporary employees, and pre-employment screening.
 
Who Can Participate?
Providers who offer Small Business Services may have specific eligibility requirements.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
Depending upon the provider, fees may apply.
 
Where Do I Go?
Small business services are available from the Small Business Development Center. Click on the link below for locations and contact information.
 
Address:
1600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
 



Starting Your Own Business Top of page

Starting Your Own Business
Last Update: Feb 12, 2007 04:20:36 PM

What is It?
Starting your own business includes detailed business planning, advice, and informal counseling. This program is designed to help business owners and managers achieve their business and individual goals through improved management, organization, and operation of their business.

Available services may include:
• Confidential, one-on-one counseling to help you learn the basics of how to start your own business
• Instruction on preparing a business plan
• Instruction on preparing a marketing plan
• An objective viewpoint to assist you in making your business decisions.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
Depending on the service provider, fees may apply.
 
Where Do I Go?
Help with starting your own business is available from the
Small Business Development Center.  Click on the link below for locations and contact information.
 
Address:
1600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
 



Unemployment Insurance Top of page

Unemployment Insurance
Last Update: Feb 9, 2007 06:51:23 PM

What is It?
Unemployment insurance replaces part of the income that you lose when you become unemployed. This assistance is available to workers who are out of work through no fault of their own. The money for the benefits comes from employers. No contributions for unemployment insurance come from employee wages.
 
Who Can Participate?
Unemployment insurance service has eligibility requirements.

How Much Does it Cost?
This services is free and available only to people who meet eligibility requirements.
 
Where Do I Go?
On the internet at http://www.go2ui.com/ or call Toll Free at 1-800-318-6022.



Veterans' Services Top of page

Veterans' Services
Last Update: Dec 27, 2010 02:18:18 PM

 

Veteran Services

You may qualify for special services if you served in the military.  WorkSource helps about 24,000 veterans, including disabled veterans, find jobs each year.  As a veteran, you get priority referrals to those jobs and other services over non-veteran applicants with the same qualifications.

 

What is It?
Job preparation services provide the opportunity for training and developing skills. These services may consist of skill building exercises, workplace training, specific occupational training, job coaching, and identification of transferable skills, career exploration, and more.

The design and content of these services may vary, but they will help you find, get, and keep a job. Workshop options include:
• Computer training and keyboarding skills
• Filling out applications, writing resumes, successful interviewing, etc.
• Customer service, problem solving on the job, etc.

 

Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service but veterans and their eligible spouses have a full array of services available at their request. This document (link maybe) explains the priority of Servies for Veterans and Eligible Spouses.

How Much Does it Cost?
There are no fees for this service.

 

Where Do I Go?
Ask at the front desk at WorkSource Columbia Basin on how to access this service.  We have employees who are specifically assigned to help veterans.  They’ll assess your skills and interest, put together an employment plan that’s right for you, and refer you to valuable support services.

WorkSource Columbia Basin

Address:

815 N. Kellogg, Suite D

Kennewick, WA 99336

 

Phone:

(509) 734-5900

 

Employment and Other Resources for Veterans

 

Find out which civilian jobs and occupations match your military occupations code at O*Net’s Crosswalk Search.

 

Jobs at Washington State Department of Corrections.

 

Helmets to Hardhats help veterans successfully move into jobs in the construction industry.

 

Get Information about the educational benefits available through the GI Bill and other Veterans Administration programs.

 

Use this form to request military service records or proof of military service.

 

Veterans who think their employment opportunities under the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act have been violated can contact Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

 

Veterans Employment and Training Service provides veterans and newly discharged service members with resources and services for success in today’s workplace.

 

Washington Dept of Veterans Affairs offers benefits, services and programs for veterans.

 

Find out about assistance for you and your family at Veterans Innovations Program.

 


Veterans' Priority of Service
Last update: December 27, 2010.


Veterans' GI Bill
http://www.gibill.va.gov/


Veterans in Business
http://www.vetbiz.gov/



Wage Data Top of page

Wage Data
Last Update: Mar 15, 2007 11:17:47 AM

What is It?
This service provides employers with data about wages in any industry depending on the job title and description of duties. Data is provided for the 10th percentile, 25th percentile, 75th percentile, and 90th percentile as well as the median wage.  This information can be accessed through www.workforceexplorer.com website.
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin’s Business Services Team can also create industry wage comparisons for Benton and Franklin counties’ employers.
 
Who Can Participate?
There are no eligibility requirements for this service.
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service.
 
Where Do I Go?
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin Business Services Unit
Address: 
815 N. Kellogg St., Suite B
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)734-5947
 
Wage data services are available at the following link.



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Youth Employment
Last Update: Dec 27, 2010 01:40:37 PM

What is it?
WorkSource Columbia Basin provides all youth with information on job search strategies, job referrals and resume assistance. Additionally, Youth Employment programs provide training and job opportunities for youth, usually 16 years of age and older. These programs have eligibility criteria. 
 
Services may include:
  • Learning new skills to find a job
  • Paid work experience while you learn a new job
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Work Ethics
These opportunities usually include a combination of paid work experience and classroom training. The classroom experience can include classes such as reading, math and others to help you obtain a High School diploma or GED. 

Who can Participate?
Job search classes and job referrals are available to all youth. Youth Employment Training Programs have certain eligibility requirements. Contact WorkSource Columbia Basin for more information. 
 
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no fee for this service. 
 
Where do I Go?
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address:
815 N. Kellogg Suite D
Kennewick, Washington 99336
Ask our Front Desk Staff for information on Worker Retraining programs.



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Select a Service Provider
Last Update: Mar 1, 2007 07:00:44 PM

Columbia Basin Community College - Pasco Campus
Address:
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone:
(509)547-0511
FAX:
(509)546-0401
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
Hours vary depending upon the school term.
 
 
Address:
810 S. Dayton
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
586-3840
 
 
Address:
815 N Kellogg St, Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)735-0400
Location Details:
Monday-Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
All services available in English and Spanish.
Web Site:  www.goodwill.org
 
 
Small Business Development Center
Address:
1600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA 99301
 
 
Statewide Apprenticeship Program
Department of Labor and Industries
Address:
P.O. Box 44530
Olympia, Washington 98504-4530
Phone:
(360) 902-5324 or (360) 902-5320
 
Washington State Health Care Authority
 
Washington State Department of Human Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
 
 
Workforce Explorer Washington
 
 
Working Connections Child Care
Kennewick Community Services Office
Address:
1120 N. Edison Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336
https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/f2ws03esaapps/onlineapp/introduction_1.asp
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Dial “2-1-1” on your phone for local referrals to child care agencies. You can also dial (509) 545-4042 to contact the Community Action Council. 
 
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin
Address: 
815 N. Kellogg St., Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)734-5900
FAX: (509)734-5957
Location Details:
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
All services available in both English and Spanish
 
 
WorkSource Columbia Basin - Business Services Unit
Address: 
815 N. Kellogg St., Suite B
Kennwick, WA 99336
Phone:
(509)7343-5947