Workforce Development

Skilled welders and other crafts people are key components for manufacturing companies, but a shortage of local talent in these trades threatens to slow companies and job development. At the same time, people throughout the Northwest and in Alaska can't always find the training they need to enter welding and other trades.

In Seattle and Portland, Vigor has partnered with Portland Community College and Seattle Community College to offer the Swan Island and the Harbor Island Training Centers. On the grounds of our shipyards there, the centers provide welding training opportunities that support workforce development for Vigor and other area companies.

Vigor also works with trade unions, industrial development agencies and others in our other communities to provide workforce training.

We employ both journey and apprentice-level workers on projects. And we're always looking for new, innovative ways to provide training, and development in all our communities in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

We invite your suggestions. And if you’re looking for a position, we urge you to check our jobs listings and contact your local community and technical colleges to inquire about training.