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Local Workforce Plans and Resources

There are 12 regional workforce areas in Washington overseen by Workforce Development Councils (see list below). Each must create a four-year workforce plan that offers a vision for their local workforce development system.


Olympic Consortium Workforce Development Council

(Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties)

Olympic Workforce Development Council Plan

Elizabeth Court, Director: 360-337-4767

Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council

(Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties)

Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council Plan

Cheryl Fambles, CEO, 360-704-3568

Northwest Workforce Council

(Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties)

Northwest Workforce Council Plan

Gay Dubigk,CEO, 360-676-3209

Workforce Snohomish

(Snohomish County)

Workforce Snohomish Plan

Erin Monroe, CEO, 425-921-3423

Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County

Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council Plan

Marie Kurose, CEO, 206-448-0474

WorkForce Central

(Pierce County)

WorkForce Central (Pierce) Plan

Linda Nguyen, CEO, (253) 495-8515

North Central Workforce Development Council

(Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties)

North Central Workforce Development Council Plan

Dave Petersen, Director, 509-663-3091, ext. 228

South Central Workforce Council

(Kittitas, Klickitat, Skamania and Yakima counties)

South Central Workforce Development Council Plan

Jack Fitzgerald, Executive Director/CEO, (509) 574-1950

Workforce Southwest Washington

(Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties)

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council Plan 

Kevin Perkey, CEO, 360-567-1066

Eastern Washington Partnership

(Ferry, Pend Oreille, Garfield, Stevens, Columbia, Lincoln, Whitman, Asotin, and Walla Walla counties)

Eastern Washington Partnership Plan

Rod Van Alyne, Director, 509-685-6127

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council

(Benton and Franklin counties)

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council Plan

Tiffany Scott, Executive Director/CEO, 509-734-5993


Spokane Workforce Council

Spokane Workforce Council Plan

Mark Mattke, CEO, 509-533-8470


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Local Workforce Plans approved by Workforce Board

Current plans were created in the spring of 2016. The plans are intended to boost the skill levels of the local workforce, increase employment and earnings, raise customer satisfaction for both jobseekers and busineses who rely on a skilled workforce, and offer a good return on investment for both taxpayers and workforce program participants. These regional workforce plans were substantially approved by the Workforce Board on July 22, 2016.

The Governor has final approval of the plans.

Guidelines for the Regional Workforce Plans for PY 2016-20 (Word) and (PDF)

State and federal plans part of the process

In addition to local considerations, each plan aligns with the state's recently adopted strategic plan for workforce development, Talent and Prosperity for All and reflect the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the first federal reform of the workforce system in nearly 15 years.

Get quick information on key WIOA points. (PDF)


They were revised from their original draft form after being reviewed against a detailed rubric. More information, including the rubric, can be found here.






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