The Skyland Workforce Center reached a significant milestone recently, as it helped place its 1,000th client in a job.
WC Smith and Rappaport Co. opened Skyland Workforce Center in late 2014, investing more than $700,000 to create a training resource for individuals who were seeking construction jobs at Skyland Town Center. Its mission and scope have broadened significantly since then.
This year, the Center has sponsored several construction training classes, a DC Department of Transportation infrastructure training class and a program to help returning citizens learn soft job skills.
Among the job placements were more than 60 people who were hired to work at the new Lidl grocery story that opened in September at Skyland Town Center. They found their jobs through a hiring fair held at the Workforce Center.
SWC has also hosted hiring fairs for the U.S. Postal Service, Ft. Meyer Construction and Amazon.
Skyland Workforce Center is a program of Building Bridges Across the River, WC Smith’s nonprofit partner.
For more information about the Center, visit www.skylandworkforcecenter.org.