Battle Ground Public Schools to host Industry fair

Community members are invited to learn about careers in Southwest Washington at Battle Ground Public Schools’ (BGPS) Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School (300 W. Main St.) on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Fair attendees will be able to learn about career paths by talking with local employers representing the health science, manufacturing, technology, construction, finance, hospitality, retail, human services and transportation industries. In total, more than 50 businesses will be on hand.

The event, sponsored by BGPS, WorkSource and YouthWorks, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Community Foundation grants Free Clinic $5,000

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington. The grant will help cover costs associated with diabetes supplies.

The Diabetes Transition Care Program utilizes volunteers and community partners to offer education, stabilization, and comprehensive care to dozens of uninsured people per month who are living with diabetes. Besides supporting some staff, the funding will allow the program to purchase medical and testing supplies.

“So often, patients who come to the Free Clinic for care either know they have diabetes and have been unable to find resources to control it, or they end up becoming diagnosed with diabetes once they see one of our volunteer doctors. It’s a very big issue,” said Free Clinic Director Kim Wolfe in a press release.

While in the program, a patient receives lab tests as often as necessary. Program volunteers encourage patients to be their own advocates by teaching self-management skills.

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