Snohomish County is home to more than 15 higher educational institutions. Highlighting STEM and 21st Century skills, Snohomish County’s higher education network is committed to bridging the gap between the next generation of workforce and our local employers.  Graduation statistics for any of the following institutions are available from the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County works closely and is co-located with Workforce Snohomish (Formerly Workforce Development Council). Workforce Snohomish oversees the implementation, local planning and management of the federal Workforce Investment Opportunity Act in Snohomish County.

City University of Seattle Everett
Columbia College Everett
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Everett
Central Washington University – Lynnwood
Northwest Indian College – Tulalip
Washington State University Everett
University of Washington Bothell
Everett University Center

-Eastern Washington University
-The Evergreen State College
-Hope International University
-University Washington- Bothell
-Washington State University
-Western Washington University
Cascadia College Bothell
Edmonds Community College Lynnwood
Everett Community College Everett
Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland

Since its inception, Workforce Snohomish has underpinned the county’s economic foundation by strengthening local businesses, supporting workers, and assisting unemployed residents to find gainful employment. We ensure people have the opportunity to thrive and engage in a vibrant community.

Workforce Snohomish receives federal funding from the Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) to oversee and operate the two WorkSource Centers in the county, located in Everett and Lynnwood. The WorkSource Centers are part of the nationwide American Job Center system offering free services such as: unemployment insurance information; employment related workshops; job fairs and on-site recruiting events; and links to educational and training opportunities. Workforce Snohomish continually seeks out partners to provide services in the WorkSource Centers, ensuring the most comprehensive system possible for county residents.

Recognizing that individuals with barriers often need more in-depth support than can be offered at the WorkSource Centers, Workforce Snohomish has developed and implemented direct employment programs to assist those with challenges become financially independent.

Business Engagement Overview

Workforce Snohomish engages with businesses on the industry-level to understand local workforce needs and challenges, such as attracting, developing, and retaining skilled employees. The overarching goal of this engagement is to align education, government, and other community resources to ensure a skilled, job-ready workforce is available to meet employers’ needs.

Workforce Business Solutions

Workforce Snohomish constantly strives to add value to the business community both directly and through the WorkSource system. With many years of human resources/staffing experience behind them, the WorkSource Business Solutions team can assist businesses and employers with hiring needs, layoff aversion, and hiring events among other services. For information on how WorkSource can help your business, contact:

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