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2023 AIP Golf Event a Success

Four golfers, 2 men and 2 women, smile and pose on the golf courseSkills Inc. held its annual golf event on September 15th at Washington National Golf Club. With the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we raised a record amount for the Aerospace Internship Program (AIP), which provides students with disabilities the opportunity to gain employable skills while earning credit toward their high school diplomas.

It was a fun and beautiful day on the course with 140 golfers and another 20+ people joined us for the lunch banquet. We are extremely grateful to everyone that participated and supported this year’s event! View and download photos.

 

2023 AIP Golf Sponsors & Donors

masters sponsors

BlackHawk Industrial & 3M
Manini's Delicious, fresh, & gluten free
Parker Smith & Feek, An IMA Company

Skills Incorporated Board of Directors

 

eagle sponsors

Risk Finance

R.S. Hughes, since 1954

USI logo
VWC CPAs & Business Managers

Xtreme Machining Precision CNC Machining

 

 

BIRDIE SPONSORS

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Ellison Technologies
Flight Metals
inTech Consulting Inc.
King Pins Bowling Team
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
RBC Wealth Management
Umpqua Bank
Valley Buick GMC of Auburn

PAR SPONSORS

Adept Fasteners   |   Clean Earth
Hill Investment   |   Kocer Consulting + Engineering
Mitch Baldridge at Hawkins-Poe Real Estate
NAI Puget Sound Properties   |   NV5 Company
Pioneer Human Services   |   Ryder Systems, Inc.
Selway Machine Tool Company
thyssenkrupp   |   WM Synergy
Wyser Construction Company, Inc.   |   Xemelgo

Donors

Emerald Downs   |   Fiesta Food Services   |   Bill & Marilyn George
Harbor Foodservice   |   Heffernan Financial Services   |   Package It
Pellets, LLC.   |   Seattle Iron & Metals   |   Topgolf   |   Uline   |   US Foods

Thanks 2022 AIP Golf Supporters

3 men & a woman pose for a photo with their golf clubs out on the golf courseOn September 16th, Skills Inc. held its annual golf fundraiser at Washington National Golf Club. With the support of our generous sponsors and donors we raised a record amount for the Aerospace Internship Program (AIP), which provides students with disabilities work-based learning opportunities in aerospace manufacturing and finish while earning credit toward their high school diplomas.

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, we were excited to be back out on the course with so many community friends and partners! It was a great day with over 130 golfers and another 20+ people joined us for the lunch banquet. We are extremely grateful to everyone that participated and supported this year’s event! View and download event photos.

2022 AIP Golf Sponsors & Donors

 

MASTERS SPONSORS

 
Logo: Manini's Delicious, fresh, & gluten free

Logo: Omega Riggers, Inc.

 

Logo: Skills Inc. Board of Directors
 

 

EAGLE SPONSORS

 

Logo: BlackHawk Industrial

Logo: Pacific Metallurgical

Logo: Parker Smith & Feek
Logo: Pyrotek Aerospace Ltd.Logo: RiskFinance
 
Logo: Xtreme Machining Precision CNC Machining
 

 

BIRDIE SPONSORS

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Ellison Technologies
Flight Metals
inTech Consulting Inc.
NAI Puget Sound Properties
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
RBC Wealth Management
Selway Machine Tool Company
VWC, P.S.

PAR SPONSORS

Coldstream Wealth Management
KeyBank
Pacific Northwest Law Group
PES Environmental, Inc. an NV5 Company
Pioneer Human Services
Ryder Systems
Sea-Tac Electric
Sprague Pest Solutions
thyssenkrupp Aerospace USA
Wyser Construction Company, Inc.

Donors

Auburn Mechanical   |   Fidelity Investments   |   Kennamental 
McMenamins Pub & Breweries   |   Seattle Aquarium   |   Seattle Iron & Metal Corp.
The Museum of Flight   |   Uline   |   Wild Waves Theme & Water Park  |   Woodland Park Zoo

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2019 NDEAM poster: The Right Talent, Right NowSkills Inc. is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October since 1945, NDEAM aims to educate employers about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of American workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”

For over 50 years, Skills Inc. has been a leader in inclusion and disability employment by focusing on the strengths and abilities of our workforce. We take great pride in serving our community while supplying quality goods and services to the aerospace and technology sectors.

Skills Inc. encourages all employers to embrace diversity while promoting a culture of inclusion so that everyone can thrive. Take part in NDEAM by participating in one or more of the below events. The Office of Disability Employment Policy, (ODEP) website also provides various ways to celebrate the month, including “31 Days of NDEAM – What you CAN do!”.

PARTICIPATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE. SHARE. #NDEAM

Dates to Note:

Every Tue., 11am-12pm PDT
Disability Matters with Joyce Bender radio show on VoiceAmerica

Oct. 2nd, 10am-10:30am PDT
Do You Want a Job or a Career? Reflections on National Disability Employment Awareness Month radio show hosted by ADA Live!

Oct. 6th, 2pm-5pm PDT in Bellevue, WA
Eat, Drink, Shuffle!” fundraiser by AtWork

Oct. 6th-12th
Mental Illness Awareness Week

Oct. 8th, 11am-1pm PDT in Seattle, WA
Golden Hearts Luncheon to benefit Northwest Center, featured speaker is Seahawks Linebacker Shaquem Griffin

Oct. 11th, 9am-4:00pm PDT in Seattle
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills hosted by Veterans Training Support Center

Oct. 12th, 11am-1pm PDT in Seattle, WA
Thriving Families: The Intersections of Race & Disability by Amara, Families of Color Seattle, and PEPS

Oct. 15th, 9am-4pm PDT in Redmond, WA
Disability Employment Symposium hosted by Microsoft and Disability:IN Washington

Oct. 15th
White Cane Awareness Day

Oct. 16th
National Disability Mentoring Day. Seattle area employers interested in participating, see UW Do-It Program.

Oct. 23rd, 8:30am-5pm PDT in Seattle, WA
Mental Health First Aid (Adult) training by USA Mental Health First Aid and Crisis Connections

Oct. 25th-27th in San Mateo, CA
Abilities Expo hosted by Abilities.com

Oct. 28th-30th in New Orleans, LA or attend virtually
Inclusion 2019 Conference & Exposition hosted by SHRM

Nov. 5th-7th in Bellingham, WA
CEA Fall Conference and Annual Meeting hosted by Community Employment Alliance

Save the Dates:
January 6th – March 6th, 2020
12 Week Online edX Course: Introduction to Inclusive Talent Acquisition for hiring managers and recruiters. Self-paced course by Perkins School for the Blind and Harvard Extension School.

May 8th, 2020 in Auburn, WA
3rd Annual 5K for Abilities hosted by Skills Inc. & the City of Auburn

July 13th – July 16th, 2020 in Orlando, FL
Annual Disability:IN Conference hosted by Disability:IN

Thanks 5K for Abilities Participants & Supporters!

collage of pictures from 5K for Abilities - walkers, runners, and Mayor BackusOn May 18th, Skills Inc. partnered with the City of Auburn to host the 2nd Annual 5K for Abilities. Hundreds of participants joined us for a beautiful and fun filled morning while we increased disability awareness, built community relationships, and celebrated people of all abilities.

We were honored to have so many community members and partners show their support, including Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus who started the race off. A big thanks to all that helped make this event such a success!

View race results, finish line photos and/or download event photos. We hope you’ll join us for the next 5K for Abilities on May 9th, 2020.

 

Gold & Silver Sponsors

Boeing Logo

Logo: Center for Advanced Manufacturing
First Choice Health LogoLogo: RBC Royal Bank

BRONZE SPONSORS

Association of Washington Business
MultiCare Connected Care
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance
The Arc of King County
USI Insurance Services

Affiliated Partners

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)   |   Archbright  |   AtWork!
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce   |   Bridgeways   |   Cares of Washington   |   Chinook Enterprises
Community Employment Alliance (CEA)   |   Enumclaw School District   |   Federal Way Public Schools
Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC)   |   Lighthouse for the Blind   |   My Team Triumph
Northwest Center   |   Orion Industries   |   Orting School District   |   Pioneer Human Services
PROVAIL   |   SKCAC Industries   |   Skookum Contract Services   |   Trillium Employment Services
Washington State Business Leadership Network    |   WA Department of Services for the Blind
WA Division of Vocational Rehabilitation   |   Work Force Development Center   |   White River School District
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County   |   WorkSource Seattle-King County