The goal of the Northwest Connector Program is to help pre-qualified, un- or under-employed individuals build professional networks to increase knowledge and access to meaningful local employment opportunities.
Based on the award-winning National Connector Program, Northwest Connector Program is an intentional networking program bringing together our local business and community leaders with skilled employment seekers to help enhance professional networks and keep talent in the region.
Program staff coach employment-ready participants, the Connectees, and match them with a Connector in their field. Connectees can be referred by local employment organizations and post-secondary career centers
Connector and Connectee meet face-to-face or virtually.
After the meeting, the Connector links the participant to at least three other people in their business network. Those three people also refer three more people to the Connectee. Through direct referrals from Connectors, Connectees learn about the local job market and rapidly grow their business network which increases their likelihood of finding a job and staying in the community.
It’s simple, but it works!
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.