Work Force Development Center

Founded in 1991, Work Force Development Center, a social enterprise nonprofit 501 (c)(3), is a vocational training organization specializing in preparing at-risk and disadvantaged high school juniors and seniors, for their respective journeys into the future work force.

Work Force Development Center currently works in conjunction with 36 Snohomish, North King, and Island County high schools in providing a safe and structured aerospace work environment that allows students the opportunity to develop skills within the assembly/manufacturing/machining fields that they may not have had otherwise.

Work Force Development Center works in successful and continual partnership, providing significant outsourcing needs with several major companies in the aviation, wire harness, CNC machining and automotive fields. We are in constant search for more companies to add to our current customer base.

Being that we are self supporting, Work Force Development Center’s student count is directly related to the amount of work we have in-house at any given time. In short, the more work we have, the more students we are able to serve.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Student Services, please visit our Prospective Students page.


On behalf of the Board, Employees and Student Trainees of WFDC, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the City of Everett Human Needs Advisory Committee, which has decided to recommend that the city approve our grant request to increase our capacity to serve the students of Everett!


WFDC in the Herald Business Journal January 2015

WFDC and the Amazon Smile Program

WFDC is a part of the AmazonSmile program, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to to WFDC!  See the link below for more information

WFDC is now a Safe Place!  WFDC is the newest Safe Place site in Snohomish County! If you are a youth experiencing crisis, we will keep you safe until Cocoon House staff arrive. Safe Place provides access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. More than 20,000 businesses and community organizations across the country extend the doors of their local youth shelter by displaying Safe Place's yellow and black diamond-shaped logo. Partnering businesses and community locations that appeal to youth like WFDC connect kids looking for help with a local youth service agency.





Recent News

GREAT NEWS!! WFDC has been approved to receive START status! On Wednesday January 7, 2015, we will be holding a recognition event here at WFDC.  This is a significant achievement, which places WFDC in an elite group of small businesses that maintain exemplary injury and illness prevention programs! WFDC joins only 6 other businesses in Washington State and the only business in Snohomish County that has achieved this status! See the link below for more information


Certifications & Accreditations

WFDC is proud to have achieved its upgrade certification from AS9100B to AS9100C on October 24th, 2011 by TUV USA, a member of the TUV NORD Group.