The Spokane workforce system, consisting of the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council (SAWDC), a comprehensive American Job Center and 18 additional service sites (WorkSource System), and a network of community partners, is committed to providing effective, accessible and high-quality career, talent pipeline development, and skills acquisition services for all individuals and businesses in the Spokane County region.
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), the programs and partners that constitute the region’s WorkSource System have an opportunity to create and expand meaningful partnerships with business, labor, government, education, and nonprofits to improve service delivery and build an infrastructure – the “skills super highway for the 21st century” – that leads our workers and our businesses to increasing prosperity and long-term stability. A draft Memorandum of Understanding has been created which promotes the on-going expansion of community partnerships in support of the region’s economic prosperity, while meeting requirements for WorkSource System partners to provide highly integrated and effective services in the region.
The Memorandum of Understanding will be effective July 1, 2017 - June 20, 2020. The draft has been posted for review and public comment. We are accepting comments through May 20, 2017.
Update: The Comment Period is now closed. The final MOU will be posted on our website after it has been approved by the Board of Directors of the WDC.