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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.

2016 NDEAM Theme & Poster

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), observed every October, celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates employers about disability employment issues. This year’s theme is “#InclusionWorks.” ODEP, The Office of Disability Employment Policy, has released the 2016 poster, now available to download and order.

The 2016 NDEAM theme – #InclusionWorks–appears in large white letters on a blue background in the center of the poster. Above the theme in yellow are the words National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Surrounding the theme are three images of people with disabilities working in inclusive workplaces plus three colored boxes with the following messages: Inclusion Works for Business, Inclusion Works for Opportunity and Inclusion Works for Innovation. There is a red box in the lower left corner that includes DOL’s logo with the following words in white underneath: OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and the URL to ODEP’s website dol.gov/odep.

AJAC Graduation

On June 24, 2016 at The Museum of Flight, AJAC (Aerospace Joint Aerospace Committee) celebrated a record graduating class of 40 apprentices, from 28 different companies throughout Washington State. Graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for completing a four-year machining (Aircraft-Oriented) or two-year Precision Metal Fabrication program. Skills Inc. is proud to have three employees graduate in this year’s class: Gerardo Garcia, Mike Perley and Joe Tysdal. Congratulations on a job well done and a bright future ahead!

AJAC 2016 graduating class