Our Partners

Workforce development is a team sport. Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) partners with various organizations to identify community employment and training needs. We then develop and implement solutions that enable businesses to find and hire skilled employees, and give individuals the training they need to get jobs or advance in their careers.

Our partners provide a variety of employment, training, education and economic development services to help businesses and job seekers be successful.


Providing no-cost recruiting, screening and training services for businesses, and training and job readiness services for job seekers.

WorkSource Vancouver
Serving Clark County
204 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684
Individuals: 360.735.5000, www.worksourcewa.com

Businesses: Hope Baker, Business Solutions, hbaker@esd.wa.gov

WorkSource Cowlitz – Wahkiakum
Serving Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties
305 S. Pacific Avenue, Suite B, Kelso, WA 98626
Individuals: 360.577.2250, www.worksourcewa.com

Businesses: Donna Hughes, Business Consultant, 360.578.4219, dhughes@esd.wa.gov

Youth Programs

Services for individuals ages 16 to 24 who have not completed high school or high school graduates that need help with their next steps


Goodwill Olympics & Rainier Region (Cowlitz County)

Programs for students in high school

SW WA STEM Network

Cascadia Technology Academy (formerly Clark County Skills Center)


Clark College

For Businesses: 

Economic & Community Development

For Individuals:

Career Services

Academic Preparation

Lower Columbia College

For Businesses:

Lower Columbia College

For Individuals:

Career Services

Academic Preparation

Washington State University

For Businesses:

Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program (MAP)

For Individuals:

Washington State University Vancouver

Economic Development & Regional Collaboration

Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) – Serving Clark County

Cowlitz Economic Development Council (CEDC) – Serving Cowlitz County

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments – Serving Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties

Columbia Willamette Workforce Collaborative
Serving the manufacturing, healthcare, technology, construction and transportation industries with our Oregon workforce partners in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

Greater Portland, Inc. (GPI)
Serving Clark and Skamania counties in Southwest Washington, and Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon

Chamber of Commerce

State Agencies

Department of Services for the Blind

Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board – Employer Resource Page

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