The Port of Vancouver USA supports the development of a skilled workforce that aligns with regional needs and increases family-wage job opportunities across the port district. In order to accomplish this goal, our team works with our external educational partners to connect our tenants and other stakeholders with the resources and contacts they need to ensure a robust pipeline of available talent in maritime, logistics and industrial industries. According to a recent economic impact study, 24,068 total jobs are associated with port activities.
In addition to the work with our partners and tenants, the port works to identify best practices in our own workforce development efforts through supporting internships, job shadows, and continuing education training opportunities. We also encourage the use of apprentices for those doing business with the port.
Connect with our Educational Partners
Access to Talent in Clark County:
Workforce Southwest Washington – Employer and employee assistance, screening, and training
ILWU Local 4 – Since 1937 ILWU members have been providing skilled labor to the Port of Vancouver and to other northwest ports for the purpose of loading and un-loading cargo for all destinations worldwide.
Washington State University
As one of six campuses of the WSU system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education along with non-degree certificates to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. For more information about engaging with WSU Vancouver, contact Narek Daniyelyan, assistant vice chancellor for strategic partnerships by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internships, job shadows, speaking opportunities: Partners In Careers
Work Based Learning Experiences: Career Connect SW WA
For more information on how you or your company can connect to education and workforce resources, contact Mike Bomar, Director of Economic Development at email@example.com or 360-839-3577.