Work Force Development Center (WFDC)
- Children & Youth
- People with Disabilities
Location11400 Airport RoadSuite 100Everett, WA 98204 United States
To operate as a "Work Force Development Center" that promotes the personal growth and economic independence of high school students and adults living with disabilities and/or employment barriers by providing training programs and employment opportunities.
WFDC seeks to develop the fullest potential of our students. Through our partnership with three dozen high schools throughout the north Puget Sound region, we concentrate our efforts on students identified by partner school counselors as being at high risk for school dropout due to disabilities and/or socioeconomic challenges. Our students come from all backgrounds, abilities, and social, developmental, or physical difficulties. The WFDC team mentors, teaches, and inspires our students to become productive, contributing members of society by focusing on the potential abilities and capabilities of each student, rather than on any limiting problems or disabilities. Our in-depth vocational training and job placement program instills a vital combination of life and work skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes with particular emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, self-management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Graduates leave the program prepared with both marketable skills, knowledge, strategies and tools necessary for a successful transition to adulthood.