The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to creating career pathways for adults and youth through demand-driven workforce and training programs. The WDC forges relationships across industries and sectors in order to contribute to an inclusive and dynamic regional economy in which all residents and their families thrive in careers defined by growth and self-sufficiency.
The WDC is led by a majority private sector board representing Seattle-King County industry and partner agencies under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The WDC is positioned to serve all residents and businesses within the region, with a special focus on youth and adults that face obstacles to acquiring jobs and training along a viable and sustainable career pathway.
To champion a workforce and learning system that allows our region to be a world leader in producing a vibrant economy, and lifelong employment and training opportunities for every resident.
Leadership toward an inclusive, dynamic regional economy.
We create a workforce system that:
Is collaborative with world-class results
Recognizes diversity and promotes opportunities for all residents to share in the wealth and success of our community
Utilizes the guidance of business and stakeholders to adapt to changing economic conditions
Prioritizes access to the system for specific segments of our population that suffer greater challenges in seeking self-sufficiency
All projects and grants align strategically within four focus areas.
Collaborating with diverse industry sectors to create demand-driven solutions for workforce challenges
Connecting industry to people, as a proud partner of the American Job Center Network under Washington State's “WorkSource” brand
Supporting young adults age 16-24 as they build careers for a viable future through education and employment.
Bringing innovative, trailblazing programs and initiatives to individuals and communities