FFLC was named Employer of the Year by the National Indian and Native American Employment Training Council, thanks to a partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience (WEX) program and FFLC’s job training program.
“FFLC has built a rich partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience program,” said FFLC Education Programs Manager Carrie Copeland. “We’ve hired several WEX participants to work as drivers and warehouse staff members over the years, and recently we’ve worked with several WEX participants in our job training program. It’s exciting to have such a win-win partnership that both FFLC and the Tribes are excited about.”
Cassidy (pictured) recently completed the WEX program at FFLC. He said working at FFLC changed the trajectory of where he sees his life going.
“Looking for jobs was discouraging,” said Cassidy. “You try a few times but don’t get the job you are looking for. You get stressed, but you need to get by. In the past I wasn’t doing good things to make money, so I was teetering on the edge of whether to go do the bad things. I found this program, and now I’m on track.”