The 2013-2017 Strategic Plan
DRAFT 2013-2017 Local Integrated Workforce Plan
Northwest Workforce Council (Council) (NWC), in consultation with local elected officials, oversees the WorkSource (one-stop) system programs and WIA Title 1-B employment and training programs, coordinates local area workforce development services, and provides expertise and demand-driven workforce services to employers and job seekers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties. Council members chart an important course to help local businesses, workers and communities realize a more prosperous future.
The plan is a “living” document, particularly so in a time of volatility and uncertainty in the economy. The Council and its workforce system partners consult it often, revise course as necessary, and mark milestones as we work to realize a shared vision for the region’s prosperity. The Strategic Plan assesses local industry and business talent needs and sets forth strategies for the region’s workforce development system that remain consistent with the state’s strategic workforce system goals in “High Skills, High Wages”. It describes how the Council continues with already initiated work to enhance services and outcomes for customers, including the pursuit of alignment and operating efficiencies within the local workforce development system
The strategic plan is a “living” document, particularly so in a time of volatility and uncertainty in the economy and a business environment under considerable strain. The Council and its Partners will consult it often, revise our course as necessary, and mark the milestones as we work to realize our shared vision.
The strategic plan reflects a deep commitment by the Council to the economic vitality of the community and a confidence in the ability to redesign and re-energize the workforce development system to meet evolving talent demands in local and global economies