We Fund Community Prosperity.

Our investments in people and business will help our region become one where the opportunity for prosperity and growth exists for all.

Our Mission

We seek to help our region, its residents and businesses prosper. By investing in human potential, we drive the expansion and development of our Southwest Washington economy.

We invest in training for adults and youth to provide people the skills to get jobs or advance in their careers.

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We concentrate on advancing the manufacturing, construction, healthcare and technology industries because we know that in our region, these industries are where the jobs are now and will be in the future.

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We invest in companies so they can recruit, train and retain good employees, contributing to business growth and success. Because when businesses prosper, so does our community.

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We’ve invested more than $100 million to improve the quality of the region’s workforce and support the growth of area businesses, since our founding in 2002.

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Our Impact

We’re proud of the impact we’ve made, knowing there is always more to do.

 

$5 mil

Invested in training & career services for job seekers in PY18

10000+

Services provided to job seekers to help them improve their skills, find jobs or advance careers.

$534003

Invested in PY18 for training existing & new employees of in-demand industries.

$5 mil

Invested in training & career services for job seekers in PY18

10000+

Services provided to job seekers to help them improve their skills, find jobs or advance careers.

$534000

Invested in PY18 for training existing & new employees of in-demand industries.

Our Strategy

We’re building a world-class workforce development system and bridging the gap between business needs and worker skills, while contributing to regional economic health and prosperity.

Lack of upward economic mobility for far too many low- and middle-income families continues to challenge businesses across our community.

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Workforce Partners

The workforce system includes partners from various industries.

  • Local and regional economic development agencies
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Business and industry associations
  • Federal, state, county and city agencies
  • Organized labor
  • Community colleges, universities & K-12 school districts
  • Career and technical education providers
  • Nonprofit and community-based organizations
  • Other Washington State workforce development boards

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Workforce Partners

The workforce system includes partners from various industries.

  • Local and regional economic development agencies
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Business and industry associations
  • Federal, state, county and city agencies
  • Organized labor
  • Community colleges, universities & K-12 school districts
  • Career and technical education providers
  • Nonprofit and community-based organizations
  • Other Washington State workforce development boards

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We Serve

Clark County
Cowlitz County
Wahkiakum County

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We oversee the workforce system for Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties. Since 2003, we’ve invested more than $100 million to get people working in Southwest Washington.

We Serve

Clark County
Cowlitz County
Wahkiakum County

See Our Data

 

We oversee the workforce system for Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties. Since 2003, we’ve invested more than $100 million to get people working in Southwest Washington.

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Want to build a community of workers who can support the growth of your business? We bring together business, education, government and economic development partners.

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