Meet Our Organization
We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit, powered by both private and public funding, including Title 1 of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). Our blend of funding sources gives us the ability to invest in a wide range of innovative projects.
We advise and fund the WorkSource system in Spokane, which consists of two career centers and 19 affiliated sites across Spokane county.
Practically speaking, we provide leadership and guidance for more than 100 workforce professionals from a variety of agencies, all working together toward the common goal of helping workers find good jobs, and helping businesses find the right talent.
We elevate local workforce efforts with critical insights, researched guidance, innovative funding, and strategic partnership— so that we can cultivate a flourishing Spokane economy and job market together.
Awards & Recognition
2021: KSPS received a Public Media Award for Educational Resources for the Community for CareerExplore NW, awarded by the National Educational Telecommunications Association. We are a proud partner of the CareerExplore Northwest project.
WIOA Trailblazer Award
2020: Award Winner
Spokane Resource Center receives national recognition
2019: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson visited the Spokane Resource Center and declared it a national model for HUD EnVision Centers.
Champion of Youth Award from the Chase Youth Commission
2016: Awarded to Machelle Johnson, SWC board member
2015: Awarded to the Next Generation Zone
Governor's Best Practice Award
SWC awarded twice, once in 2011 for the Work Ready Spokane initiative; and once in 2007 for the Pizza, Pop and Power Tools event.
We are thankful to our supporters
There are many businesses, foundations, and philanthropic entities that support program operations, capacity building, and special projects that have contributed to the success of the Spokane Workforce Council.