The Pacific Mountain WorkForce Development Council
Who We Are
The Pacific Mountain WorkForce Development Council (PACMTN) is a nonprofit organization that is the recognized convener of regional workforce development efforts. The PacMtn Board of Directors, PacMtn Elected Official Consortium, and all staff are dedicated to the development of a workforce system that supports business, industry, and all levels of employers and job seekers.
Dedication and Innovation
To lead dynamic regional workforce development that enhances economic success.
PacMtn is a recognized leader providing workforce solutions in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston Counties.
The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council values are…
- Customer emphasis that puts the public at the center of every decision and action
- Regional efforts that span the five-county area, so that all counties are achieving economic success for the benefit of the region
- Innovation and creativity as the backbone of progress and support of day-to-day activities
- Diversity of thoughts, ideas and solutions achieved by honoring diverse perspectives
- Integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-assessment, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect as an organization and as individuals
Leader in Workforce Solutions
What We Do
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) is the recognized convener of the region’s workforce development efforts. The PacMtn Board of Directors, PacMtn Elected Official Consortium, and all staff are dedicated to a workforce system that supports businesses, regional industry sectors, and all level of employers and job seekers. We are developing a fully integrated system of services that is efficient at meeting the community and economic needs of the region.
PacMtn oversees the local network of American Job Centers, called WorkSource. WorkSource is a demand-driven and integrated system of partners who share common goals. Our WorkSource Centers are a focal point for developing community prosperity, one job seeker and one employer at a time. Each WorkSource is committed to being a community resource and providing excellent customer service.
Labor Market and Business Employment Needs
PacMtn is a hub for gathering and disseminating information about the area’s labor market and business employment needs. We convene groups of businesses and partners to guide collaborations with training providers and fund innovative solutions for today’s workforce challenges.
By building strategic alliances and designing innovative workforce solutions, we are creating a pipeline of skilled and talented workers prepared to meet the needs of local employers and the industries of tomorrow. Targeted employment services help job seekers explore career pathways, update skills, and gain work-related training – increasing employability, retention, and long-term earning potential. All of these efforts culminate into an integrated system that supports regional employers by supplying them with the skilled workers.
Regional WIOA Administrator
In 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law as the first major reform of the public workforce system in 15 years. This law creates a more streamlined workforce training and employment delivery system that seeks to increase business prosperity by supplying highly-skilled workers. The focus on business, industry, and the health of our local economy will promote economic success for individuals and our communities. At the local level, PacMtn directs program activities driven by WIOA funding.