To assist individuals to become economically self-sufficient by providing resources, training and job placement opportunities.
We offer Job Seekers:
Tools to Overcome Employment Barriers
We offer Employers:
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
PIC works with numerous community partners to get the job done.
Vancouver Public Schools
Evergreen Public Schools
La Center Schools
Riverview Community Bank
State of Washington
Department of Social
Department of Commerce
WA State Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.