Workforce Resources

Qualified Montana Workforce

Montana stakeholders understand a talented workforce is critical to economic prosperity. Native Montanans are “raised” with a work ethic that is rugged, from sunrise to sundown, not an eight-to-five schedule, but quitting time is when the project is complete. The Montana outdoor adventure lifestyle is a carrot that attracts talented people from across the globe.

“I lived in Cape Town South Africa, Napa Valley and Asheville North Carolina, but when I came to the Flathead Valley, I got everything I wanted.

A lot of my friends are still working in big cities and places with traffic, my commute is beautiful. Every morning I sit and eat breakfast and I look around me and think I am so lucky to be here.” – Derek Tarrant, Director of Applied Research, ViZn Energy Systems, Columbia Falls

Flathead Job Service is an excellent place for business owners to begin building a team of employees. Flathead Job Service matches employable people with positions while also providing business and employer tools and resources. A few of these available resources include: assistance in developing safety manuals and job descriptions, providing labor law posters, employment law information, and wage and hours resources.

Need help with temporary or permanent worker hiring? Check out LC Staffing and Express Employment Professionals.

Flathead Valley Community College offers training that is aligned with the needs of local business and industry.

Learn more about educational programs that help shape this region’s talented workforce:

  • Internships
  • Job skills assessments
  • Entrepreneurship certificates
  • Advanced manufacturing certificates
  • Engineering academy at Glacier High
  • International language academy at Glacier High
  • International Baccalaureate at Flathead High
  • International language at Flathead High
  • Montana Code School (12 week course)
  • Running Start at Flathead Valley Community College (Provides high school juniors and seniors college level courses)

 

Workforce training resources that help businesses and nonprofits develop their team’s talent:

For on the job training (OJT) funding assistance please email