Training

NWAIRS and AIRS provide a number of training opportunities for members.

  • Training and Education Conferences - Both the annual AIRS and every other year NWAIRS Training and Education Conferences are premier opportunities for members to learn and share.
  • Online Training - AIRS, in partnership with Relias Learning is pleased to provide access to AIRS Online Training for all its members and for everyone working within the world of I&R.  AIRS Online Training allows staff to take courses at their own pace – and at the times most convenient to agency workload. You do not need to complete a course in a single session. You can return to it whenever time is available.  For more information visit the AIRS Website.
  • Training Grants - NWAIRS has set aside funds in the annual budget to support agency members offering trainings of interest to the I&R community throughout our geographic area. These trainings provide a needed resource to our membership and are also a great tool for spreading the word about NWAIRS and the profession of Information and Referral. Up to $500 is available for member agencies to conduct a sponsored training offered to the community at-large at no cost.  

Questions/completed application materials should be submitted to the Grants Committee Chair Christina Marneris at 201 NE 73rd Street Ste 201, Vancouver WA 98665 or emailed to marnecr@dshs.wa.gov, 360-735-5728