In early 2018, WBA began an effort to bring attention to the importance of local workforce development, engaging with employers, educators, parents and other stakeholders.

As one way to address workforce development, WBA has launched the YESWhatcom.com recruitment portal, which aspires to help Whatcom County employers meet workforce needs while assisting local youth and other emergent workers in developing valuable career skills.

YES Whatcom is designed to connect local workers to some of the many paths to a good career, including trades jobs, apprenticeships, immersive learning opportunities, the Junior Achievement job shadow system, and more.

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