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Clark provides training for Insitu through grant

Eighty workers in Southwest Washington will receive training through a Program Grant awarded to Clark College. The grant, funded by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, will provide $71,000 for guidance and support for training for The Insitu Group, Inc. The training is designed to prepare the company for International Standards Organization registration, increase quality, and improve systems and process control. Insitu, located in Klickitat County, is one of only four Washington companies this year to benefit from a JSP Grant. Since its establishment in 1994, Insitu has been active in the research, design, production, and testing of miniature robotic aircraft for applications in meteorology, surveillance, communications relay, geophysical measurements and other military applications. The training, which began in mid-September, is taking place at Insitu’s corporate headquarters in Bingen, Wash.

WSU launches youth workforce center

Washington State University Vancouver will launch the Center for Youth Workforce Preparation by hosting a free public event for teens and families Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event, set for 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Services Building auditorium, will introduce the community to activities and programs targeted toward career preparation and education. Entertainment will be provided by illusionist Mark Benthimer.

The new center is a collaboration between WSU Vancouver, WSU Extension, WSU Clark County 4-H, the National Center for Workforce Preparation and community partners. It will serve as a community resource for post-high school education and career exploration with a special emphasis on health care, science and technology. Additional career areas will be added over time.

To make a reservation, e-mail wfp-family-event@vancouver.wsu.edu or call 360-546-9121.WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave.

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