We bridge the skills gap.

Job seekers need to know what skills will earn them long-term income. Trainers and educators want to run programs that lead to job placement. Employers know what skills they need to hire today and in the future.

The Pierce County Workforce Development Council (WDC) and Chief Local Elected Officials establish the vision for the region’s workforce development system, known as WorkSource Pierce, to create a more prosperous economy.

CHIEF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS

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:

Bruce Dammeier
Pierce County Executive

Marilyn Strickland
City of Tacoma Mayor

Doug Richardson
Pierce County Council Chair 

Joe Lonergan
City of Tacoma Councilmember

Tim Owens
Workforce Development Council Chair

Linda Nguyen
Staff to the Chief Local Elected Officials

PIERCE COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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.

  • Coordinating Committee
  • Business Services Committee
  • Youth & Young Adult Services Committee
  • Quality Assurance and Certification Committee
  • Pierce County WorkSource Leadership Team with a One-Stop System Advisory Group
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Do you have an interest in helping us develop a skilled workforce to sustain local businesses and grow the economy? Contact us at (253) 254-7335 or view our calendar to find upcoming meetings.