About Us

Our Mission

The Northwest Workforce Council (NWC) helps to create a robust and sustainable regional economy through the preparation of a skilled, successful workforce aligned to the needs of business and industry.

This Site

NWC-Connect.org is supported by NWC, a non-profit organization that has served communities in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties by providing workforce preparation and employment services since 1976.

How We Serve

NWC supports a strong regional workforce by:

  • Partnering with local business, education, labor, and community organizations to develop a unified workforce strategy,
  • Leading the regional WorkSource partnership of state and federal agencies delivering services to job seekers and employers, and
  • Delivering employment and training services to both individuals and businesses.
Our Results

Over the past five years, NWC has directly served 2,703 individual customers. During that time, 79% of our program participants found unsubsidized employment, with many others continuing on to post-secondary education or entrance into apprenticeship programs.

Equal Opportunity

NWC is committed to meeting the requirements of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity through the following policies: