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 Safeco Insurance, which has approved our Education Initiative grant request to increase our capacity to serve student trainees!




On behalf of the Board, Employees and Student Trainees of WFDC, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the The Gene Haas Foundation, which has approved our grant request to increase our capacity to serve our student trainees in our CNC Machine Shop!


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

On behalf of the board, staff and student trainees of WFDC, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the following companies for their generous sponsorship and donations to the WFDC 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament: PSR Mechanical, Scotts  Lawn Services, Skills Inc., Electronic Business Machines, Northwest Landscape Services, Vine Dahlen PLLC, Brys, HUB International, Scotsman Bistro, Pepsi, Blazing Bagels, Image Source and Puetz Golf for their generous sponsorship of our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament which raised $22,000 in sponsorships and donations  to support the WFDC Aerospace Assembly Mechanic Apprenticeship Program for disabled, economically disadvantaged and at risk youth of the North Puget Sound region.



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.