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Health care career training is happening in King County

KING COUNTY. Wash. — A nonprofit think tank called the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) has landed a federal grant to help train King County residents for careers in the health care industry. The $9.4 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Profession Opportunity Grant will help train 500 people through the Health Workforce for the Future (HWF) project.

“Despite King County’s incredible economic growth, many jobseekers have been left behind,” said Marléna Sessions, CEO of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. “Health Workforce for the Future draws upon industry-driven workforce solution to support King County jobseekers and workers. Our innovative work and strong employer partnerships in this field are unparalleled, and we are excited to build upon this foundation.”

The mission of the WDC is to support a strong economy and the ability of each person to achieve self-sufficiency. Under the direction of the WDC, HWF will help to build the healthcare workforce needed as healthcare workers near retirement age and King County’s population becomes increasingly more diverse. Leveraging the strong partnerships with Washington State Employment Security Department, Department of Social and Health Services, regional healthcare employers, local colleges, housing authorities, and community partners, HWF is poised to transform King County’s healthcare system.

Source: WDC Press Release

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal


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