Ferndale, WA (August, 2018) – After being approved by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, Healthy Pet has collaborated with Whatcom Community College and Impact Washington to receive funding through the Job Skills Program Grant. This has enabled Healthy Pet to provide free training courses to its employees arming them with valuable job skill learnings.
The Job Skills Program provides funding for customized, short-term and job-specific training for eligible businesses using dollar-for-dollar matching grants.
The Job Skills Program supports three types of training projects, each a tool to enhance the competitiveness of Washington’s businesses and industries and increasing employment opportunities. These types include new employee training and retraining or upgrade training that draw trainees from a company’s current workforce.
Free continuing education for employees is a unique benefit gladly offered by Healthy Pet. These current Job Skill courses foster growth and encourage professional development. Subjects range from a course on the fundamentals of leadership to a series of courses focused on lean implementation.
Customer Experience Supervisor, Sandy Bring, is achieving professional growth from this program by learning more about excel, outlook, and leadership. Bring reflects on her experience saying, “The courses I took invigorated and energized me to start thinking about what kind of working environment to create for my team. Ultimately, I want to have a culture that leads to team effort on developing new ideas and strategies for helping Healthy Pet maintain ‘Best in Class’ status, with an emphasis on continuous improvement.”
With over 120 employees and growing in both Ferndale, WA and Jesup, GA, Healthy Pet sees its employees as its greatest resource. Healthy Pet is taking intentional steps to build up a team that is comprised of passionate, innovative and committed people.