Youth Apprenticeships allow employers to save money on wages, develop a committed workforce, and customize their training needs. Apprentices have historically boosted a company’s productivity and retention rates through building a pipeline of talent and generating a positive return-on-investment.

Join us at West Valley High School on March 6 where you will learn about the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and West Valley High School’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing youth apprenticeship program.

Come hear how you can

  • Select your apprentice
  • Provide guidance around teen safety and – yes, you can hire under 18 years of age
  • Benefit from hiring a youth apprentice
  • Develop a young person into a productive, loyal employee

Click here to register.

When: March 6, 2018 at 7:30am-9am
Where: West Valley High School, 9800 Zier Rd, Yakima

Six-time Emmy Award Winner Ross Shafer will return to Yakima to be the keynote speaker at Yakima County Development Association’s Annual Meeting Luncheon.

“I filled one table at our YCDA Annual Meeting. I could have easily filled another if I would have realized Ross Shafer was going to be such a fascinating and engaging speaker” said Diane Patterson, Virginia Mason Memorial.

The 33rd Annual Meeting Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 11:00am. The program starts promptly at 11:30. Tickets are $60 per person or $480 for a table of eight. Click here to register. Click here for our Annual Meeting informational page.

YCDA Annual Meeting is sponsored by:

Visit our Premier Annual Meeting Sponsor, Hub International, by clicking here. 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations requires every processing facility to have a trained staff person or “Preventive Controls Qualified Individual” who has completed a specialized training course. The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) has developed a two-day FDA recognized course that satisfies the FSMA requirements. The course is led by Food Safety and Food Processing Specialist with Impact Washington Craig H. Doan. For more information and to register, click here.
When: March 29-30, 2018
Where: Yakima County Development Association, 10 N. 9th Street in Yakima