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2016 Annual Report Published

2016 Annual Report Cover

Skills Inc.’s 2016 annual report is now available. The report features insights and success stories from 2016—our 50th year operating as a social enterprise.

During this milestone year, manufacturing became our largest line of business and more vocational clients were placed in jobs, both inside and outside of Skills, than ever before.

We invite you to view a digital copy of our 2016 report and encourage you to forward it to others that may have an interest.

Congrats AIP Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Skills Inc. Aerospace Internship Program class of 2017! This year, thirty-two high school students from three school districts graduated from the program with valuable work-readiness skills, increased confidence and hands-on experience working in the aerospace industry.

The graduation ceremony was held at Emerald Downs on Friday, June 9th and was well attended by parents, school administrators, community partners and mentors. Guest speakers included Kari Burrows from Boeing, Sue Marco from Federal Way School District and Dr. Calvin Watts, the Superintendent of Kent School District. All qualifying seniors will be graduating from high school and fourteen will be returning to Skills Inc. for a summer internship.

Skills Inc. would like to express our gratitude to the graduates for their hard work and dedication to the program. We would also like to thank everyone that had a hand in their success including family and friends, instructors, supervisors, mentors, school administrators, community partners and donors.

AIP Class of 2017

Nonprofit Manufacturer of the Year

Award winner logoOn April 26th, Skills Inc. was recognized by Seattle Business Magazine as the Nonprofit Manufacturer of the Year. Skills was recognized as a leader in disability employment and inclusion and a role model for organizations who are attempting to tap into a broader talent pool. As a leading aerospace supplier, all employees at Skills Inc. are hired for their Abilities and Job Fit. A culture of inclusion creates a workplace environment where employees support one another in efforts to be successful.

Seattle Business Magazine’s May edition features all the winners.  Read Skills Inc.’s article here.