EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
A skilled workforce is the #1 deciding factor for organizations looking to build, expand, or relocate.
Join the conversation as we engage with area leaders who are paving the way in developing workforce and education programs that will lead to increased skill sets, job growth opportunities, and economic prosperity in the South Sound.
Since 1902, Goodwill?s concept of building job skills has provided people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to succeed. Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region opened in 1921 as the 19th Goodwill in the United States, offering its own job training and placement services. Goodwill is a unique, self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit that utilizes donations sold in its 34 stores across a 15-county service area to fund its programs.
Tamar Jackson, Director of Community Engagement
The mission of WorkForce Central is to increase Access to the services for job seekers, workers, and businesses. They strive to enhance the quality of services offered across the system to ensure
consistent, effective experiences for its stakeholders, cultivating economic prosperity for their clients.
Monique Valenzuela, Executive Director
Youth Marine Foundation
Youth Maritime Skills & Marine Science Education
The Tacoma Youth Marine Center provides a place for marine-related training programs for young men and women. It is a place to develop skills and confidence through training in leadership, citizenship, and personal fitness that instills strength of character and positive life values.
Tom Pierson, President & CEO
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber