The Northwest Workforce Council has achieved the highest level of performance across all workforce-development groups in the state, in its operation of workforce training and education programs in four northwest Washington counties.
It is the second straight year the council has been noted as Washington’s top performer.
Performance outcomes are based upon a set of nine federal common measures. Results in achieving employment, retention of that employment, and wages earned are examined. Youth programs also measure literacy and numeracy gains and credentials attained.
The council exceeded its performance target in each measure and exceeded the state’s overall performance.
The eligibility-based workforce training programs assist individuals in building occupational skills and job search strategies required in key regional industries. Programs serve adults and workers dislocated from their employment due to layoffs or business closures.
The council’s programs are operated from WorkSource Northwest Career Centers in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor and a local career center in Friday Harbor.
The Northwest Workforce Council is online at www.nwboard.org.