Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PacMtn) Awards Business to Business Contract to Thurston County Chamber
PacMtn is proud to announce the Award of the Business to Business (B2B) Contract to the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce. After a full review of all proposals by a special committee, PacMtn Board voted to award the contract to the Thurston County Chamber at the April 18, 2013 Board Meeting. The Chamber was awarded the contract based on their professionalism, fiscal accountability, local and regional partnerships, knowledge and experience with employers and support of economic development in our communities, combined with their desire to expand/evolve the B2B program to the next level based upon the PacMtn Cluster Study. The Chamber’s services, such as employer services in the Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) program and their other engagement with community development will complement the B2B services. “We are very excited to assist our region's efforts in workforce development. An Employer centered program, such as Business to Business, that assesses the employer needs and delivers highly capable employees is essential to the success and competitive advantage of area employers”, said David Schaffert President. The contract start date is July 1, 2013.
PacMtn is dedicated to emphasizing the "demand" side of the employer/employee relationship to make sure our training and placement efforts match what employer's need today and tomorrow. Randy Luke, PacMtn Board Chair said, “I am pleased that our outreach to businesses will be enhanced with this contract to insure employers in the business community understand we are really trying to help them.”
Fueling our Region's Growth Sectors
The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council (PMWDC) is a nonprofit organization serving Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. Through a variety of federal and state funding sources, our agency offers a wide range of job placement, training and educational services to employers, job seekers and incumbent workers.
With an emphasis on job creation and retention, innovation, cultivating new and existing partnerships, performance and accountability the Council is as committed as ever to develop a talented work pool that will serve to grow our economy. We know that our most valuable asset is a dynamic workforce.
The Council currently administers over $10 million dollars in grant funding. Through the focused efforts of the Council and its workforce partners, we have made remarkable progress in transforming our workforce area into an effective system.