Our Mission:

To assist individuals to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, training and job placement opportunities.

computer lab

We offer Job Seekers:

Tools to Overcome Employment Barriers

  • Skill Identification
  • Increased English Competency
  • Resume Development
  • Job Fairs and On-Site Interviews
  • Job Training and Coaching
  • Workshops and Networking

We offer Employers:

Qualified Applicants

  • Motivated and Qualified Applicants
  • Matched to Specific Requirements
  • Trained in Basic Work Habits
  • Dedicated to Customer Service
  • Grounded in People Skills

Facts About Partners in Careers

Specialty Populations Served: Refugees, persons with limited English proficiency, persons transitioning from welfare, ex-offenders, persons with disabilities, seniors ages 55+

Key Activities: Employability assessment, career counseling, classroom and work site training, job search preparation, job development, job matching. job placement and follow-up

Foreign Language Capacity: Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish

Number of Staff: 16

Originally a division of Clark County government; incorporated as a private nonprofit [501(c)(3)] in 1991

Board of Directors: 9 - 12 members reflecting a wide spectrum of occupations and skills

Annual operating Budget: $2.3 million

Current Revenue Streams

U.S. Department of Labor

Washington State Department of Commerce

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Section and Aging and Disability Services Administration

Clark County Department of Community Services
Charitable Donations

Community Partners

PIC works with numerous community partners to get the job done.

Vancouver Public Schools

Evergreen Public Schools

La Center Schools

Hewlett Packard

Riverview Community Bank

State of Washington

Department of Social
and Health Services

Department of Commerce

Clark County

Clark College

Washington State
University-Vancouver

WA State Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

WorkSource

Ridgefield School District

Battle Ground School District

We also coordinate closely with other non-profit organizations such as SHARE, Paws-N-Claws, Friends of the Carpenter and the Southwest Washington Humane Society.

Partners In Careers 990.pdf

Business Outreach

Business Outreach
Through our Community Jobs Program we work closely with local non-profit organizations to place clients who are on public assistance. Clients get on-the-job training and help local organizations function economically by receiving staffing at no cost for up to six months.

PIC has developed partnerships with the private sector through the State of Washington Career Jump Program where local business can receive a staff member with subsidized minimum wages for three months. The business must commit to hiring the staff member at the end of the three months.

If you are a non-profit or private sector business interested in working with PIC, please call Christine Humphrey at 360-696-8417 or contact her at christine@swwpic.org.

How You Can Help

There are many ways you can help PIC serve our community.

Opportunities include joining our Board of Directors or helping out on one of our Advisory Committees.

If you represent a local business, we’d love to talk with you about placing one of our clients in a subsidized employment situation. We have options for both non-profit and private sector businesses.

Your contributions to programs at Partners in Careers are welcome. Donations, which can be made on-line on this website, go directly to help veterans, youth and parents with training and other costs related to becoming self-sufficient. Please consider become a supporter of PIC today.