Education Nurses


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Workforce Central partners with Pierce County K-12 and post-secondary educational institutions to match their curriculum with the skills and training that graduates need for today's high-demand occupations. 

A foundational tenant of these partnerships is to develop successful, long-term and strategic relationships based on achieving best practices with a sustainable, competitive advantage.

Successful partnerships include:

Introduction to Manufacturing - WorkForce Central partners with Clover Park Technical College and the Pierce County Skills Center to teach basic manufacturing and composite manufacturing skills for placement in entry-level positions at local aerospace manufacturing employers.

Manufacturing Academy - WorkForce Central partners with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and Bates Technical College to offer this pre-apprenticeship program. Graduates of this program go on to apprenticeship programs, post-secondary education or entry level manufacturing occupations.

High School Student Retention Program - WorkForce Central partnered with Orting School District to provide services and transportation assistance to students who are close to graduation but still in danger of dropping out of high school.

Partners include:

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Bates Technical College

Bethel School District

Clover Park Community College

Orting School District

Pacific Lutheran University

Pierce College District

Pierce County Skills Center

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Public Schools

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington-Tacoma