Transforming how the region funds employment and job training to connect more people to high-demand careers 

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan are transforming how the region funds employment and job training, uniting the efforts of local governments, businesses, labor and philanthropies to connect more people to high-demand jobs. 

Here are highlights of the transformation: 

  • Prioritize employment and training for those who face the most barriers to opportunity. 
  • Improve coordination between employers, labor, and educators to make sure job seekers are prepared for the best career opportunities available right now. 
  • Better align local, federal, and philanthropic funding to maximize the impact and produce better results. 

“We brought together businesses, labor, philanthropies, and educators to transform the local workforce system so we can connect more people to good-paying jobs available right here, right now,” said Executive Constantine. “Together, we will remove barriers to opportunity so that more of our neighbors can participate in our region’s historic job growth, providing local employers with the well-trained talent they need to compete in the global economy.” 

Read more in the official press release.