An interlocal agreement between the City of Tacoma and Pierce County provides the foundation for workforce development initiatives across Pierce County. Elected officials from the City of Tacoma and Pierce County, as well as a representative of business, form a governing board which works closely with and appoints members to the Workforce Development Council (WDC). Together, their mission is to ensure the coordination of the WorkSource Pierce system.
Current members include:
The Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC) is a business-led council comprised of community leaders with expertise in the public, private and philanthropic sectors. With a wealth of expertise, the WDC works side-by-side with the Chief Local Elected Officials to address workforce deficiencies, to upskill workers, to develop potential employees and to ensure the workforce development system offers the highest quality services to its customers.
The WDC meets once a month, and its individual committees meet on an as-needed basis.
In July 2017, the Pierce County Workforce Development Council and Chief Local Elected Officials entered into a memorandum of understanding between several local agencies to establish a united, local framework for the implementation of services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).