COVID – 19 – The Eastern Washington Partnership is adhering to the guidelines established by the Governor of Washington State.  Staff is working remotely at this time.   You can contact either Rod Van Alyne or Tracy Ferrell by using the information on the Contact Page.  In addition, our partners (ESD in Colville and Walla Walla, Blue Mountain Action Council and Rural Resources Community Action) have temporarily closed their offices, but are offering services virtually.   Please refer to their websites for contact and/or further information.  

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.

The Eastern Washington Partnership is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Mission/Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Eastern Washington Partnership Workforce Development Council (EWP WDC) is to design and administer a system that effectively meets the workforce development needs of employers, workers, job seekers, and youth.

Vision Statement

The Eastern Washington Partnership workforce development system is a customer-focused, world-class rural model for the delivery of workforce training, education, and employment services.