The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is a nonprofit workforce think-tank and grant-making organization whose mission is to support a strong economy and ensure the ability of each person to achieve self-sufficiency.
Established in 2000 by the King County Executive and the Mayor of Seattle, the WDC is led by a board of directors with a private-sector majority. We oversee a wide range of employment-related programs and initiatives, serving thousands of King County youth, adults and businesses each year.
The WDC’s work has a profound impact on the Seattle-King County community by:
Increasing family self-sufficiency through employment and skill development;
Aligning education, employers and the public workforce system for efficient and effective use of resources;
Bringing millions of federal dollars for economic and workforce development to our area; and
Ensuring that young people are prepared for lifelong learning and employment success.