The Thurston Economic Development Council, in partnership with the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, has developed a turn-key internship pipeline program to help establish internship opportunities at advanced manufacturing companies throughout our region.
What is the Internship Pipeline Program?
New changes to L&I insurance laws have opened the door for manufacturing companies to take advantage of one of our region’s most valuable workforce assets — interns.
This program provides an opportunity for students and displaced workers who are being trained in specific types of jobs to connect with employers in those identified industries for internship opportunities.
Internships will last for twelve weeks, and upon successful completion, student participants will be paid a stipend of $1500 by the Internship Pipeline Program. There is no cost for employers to participate in this program.
How does my business get connected with interns?
Not sure how to hire interns into your business? No problem! We’ve assembled an all-star team of regional partners from workforce developers to academic deans that have come together to establish a framework to help jump-start or supplement an internship program at your place of business and connect you with regional resources. All you need to do is contact us today to get your company into the program.