July 14, 2014
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AWB and state community college board release videos of workforce success stories

Again and again, AWB members report huge challenges finding skilled, trained and educated workers to fill open jobs. The AWB Institute was founded, in part, to help meet this need. Last week, the AWB Institute and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges unveiled three new videos that highlight the partnership between Washington’s employers and its community and technical colleges. 

The videos feature Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Tri-Cities and P & J Machining in Puyallup.

SCBTC - INHS from Association of WA Business on Vimeo.


SCBTC - PNNL from Association of WA Business on Vimeo.


SCBTC - P & J Machining from Association of WA Business on Vimeo.



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Retired Greater Spokane Inc. CEO to lead statewide initiative

By Katie Ross, Spokane Journal of Business
  
Rich Hadley, who retired as Greater Spokane Incorporated's CEO just two months ago, has agreed to head up a statewide initiative aimed at helping the Olympia-based Association of Washington Business forge closer ties with local chambers of commerce and economic development councils.
Click to read the full column in The Spokane Journal of Business
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