The goal of WIOA, Title 1 is to help motivated individuals be successful in finding employment!


Through the program, customers are assisted with a focused job search and exploration of possible skill upgrade opportunities that enhance their employment options.


 An Employment Specialist Will:


• Determine program eligibility

• Design a comprehensive individual employment plan

• Provide current labor market information

• Provide skills assessments for today’s in-demand careers

• In-depth individual assessments: assets & barriers

• Intensive job search assistance

• Determine the need for skills training


Financial Services Available:


• Short-term classes that upgrade customer's skills

• Certifications and/or licenses required by industry

• Training for in-demand occupations

• On the Job Training with employers

• Support services to gain and/or maintain employment








Please attend an Employment & Training Assistance Orientation every Wednesday at WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum (305 S. Pacific Ave., Ste. B, Kelso, WA 98626) from 10 am-11: 30 am or call 360-578-4211 for information.



This project is funded through a federal Department of Labor Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant administered by Workforce Southwest Washington. Training and support opportunities are limited and are on an as-available basis each quarter. Training programs are available through scholarships for in-demand occupations. This will include research, online assessments and possible workshops.

Customers must be eligible to receive a scholarship and must reside or work in Washington State.

Healthcare is in high demand! Come learn about training and mentorship options in the healthcare industry. Orientation every Wednesday at 10:00 at our Kelso, WA WorkSource location.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title 1