Congratulations to the Skills Inc. Aerospace Internship Program class of 2018! This year, thirty high school students from four 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, which was co-sponsored by the Boeing Company, was held at Emerald Downs on Friday, June 8th. The event was well attended by parents, school administrators, community partners and mentors. Guest speakers included Senator Joe Fain, Kari Burrows from Boeing, Christopher Willis from Orting School District, and Michael Nelson from Enumclaw School District. All qualifying seniors will be graduating from high school and nineteen 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.
On May 12th, Skills Inc. partnered with the City of Auburn to host the first annual 5K for Abilities. Over 300 participants joined us on 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 many community 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.
Skills 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 “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”
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 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!“.