Eastern Washington Partnership (EWP) Workforce Development Council (WDC) is a 19-member volunteer board of directors, a majority of whom are from the private sector. The board designs and administers a workforce development system to meet the needs of employers, workers, job seekers, and youth in the Counties of Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. To see a map of the workforce development area, click here.
Working with EWP WDC are service providers–area agencies that provide employment and training services for employers and job seekers. Federal funding funneled through the Washington State Employment Security Department is distributed to the WDC and contracted out to different service providers. Once contracts are awarded, they are tracked and monitored by WDC staff to ensure that program goals and objectives are being met.