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WorkForce Central convenes industry experts to partner in addressing sector-specific workforce challenges such as building a pipeline of skilled workers ready to meet anticipated demand.

Coming Early 2020!

The new Parkland Career Center will feature a construction pre-apprenticeship program, a resource room, and young adult programming at no cost to Pierce County residents.


The mission of the Parkland Career Center is to develop, implement and oversee collaborative strategies that ensure:

  • A sufficient supply of trained workers in Pierce County
  • Access to family-wage careers in construction
  • Pierce County residents have access to industry-specific training that results in employment and career progression


Financial contributions from the community are making the new Parkland Career Center a reality.  We gratefully acknowledge the contributions to date that we have received from our valued partners:

  • Pierce County – $300,000
  • Workforce Development Council – $100,000
  • Kaiser Permanente – $95,000
  • City of Lakewood – $35,000
  • State Farm – $10,000
  • Lenar, Newland Communities, Walsh and Shea Homes – $12,000


Parkland Career Center
402 Garfield Street South | Parkland, WA 98444

Monet Craton
(253) 732-5478