WD Briefs

Mountain View student earns STEM award

Seungjun Kim of Mountain View High School was among the nation’s top students who received Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement in February.

The Siemens Foundation gives $2,000 college scholarships annually to two students from each state who excel in advanced science, technology, engineering and math courses.

Kim, who speaks fluent Korean, also was a semifinalist for a National Merit scholarship and the Coca Cola Scholars program. He and the other winners were named in the Feb. 23 USA Today.  

Workforce development council secures worker training funds

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council secured an additional $306,500 in Workforce Investment Act money to support dislocated workers in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties.

The “rapid response” money is outside of regular WIA funding and provides training resources for workers who lost jobs in recent layoffs. The SWWDC will contract 100 percent of the funding to regional WorkSource operators.