Work Force Development Center

Founded in 1991, Work Force Development Center, a social enterprise nonprofit 501 (c)(3), is a vocational training organization specializing in preparing at-risk and disadvantaged high school juniors and seniors, for their respective journeys into the future work force.

Work Force Development Center currently works in conjunction with 36 Snohomish, North King, and Island County high schools in providing a safe and structured aerospace work environment that allows students the opportunity to develop skills within the assembly/manufacturing/machining fields that they may not have had otherwise.

Work Force Development Center works in successful and continual partnership, providing significant outsourcing needs with several major companies in the aviation, wire harness, CNC machining and automotive fields. We are in constant search for more companies to add to our current customer base.

Being that we are self supporting, Work Force Development Center’s student count is directly related to the amount of work we have in-house at any given time. In short, the more work we have, the more students we are able to serve.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Student Services, please visit our Prospective Students page.


On behalf of the Board, Employees and Student Trainees of WFDC, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Safeco Insurance, which has approved our Education Initiative grant request to increase our capacity to serve student trainees!

WFDC in the Herald Business Journal January 2015

WFDC and the Amazon Smile Program

WFDC is a part of the AmazonSmile program, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to to WFDC!  See the link below for more information

WFDC is now a Safe Place!  WFDC is the newest Safe Place site in Snohomish County! If you are a youth experiencing crisis, we will keep you safe until Cocoon House staff arrive. Safe Place provides access to immediate help and safety for all young people in crisis. More than 20,000 businesses and community organizations across the country extend the doors of their local youth shelter by displaying Safe Place's yellow and black diamond-shaped logo. Partnering businesses and community locations that appeal to youth like WFDC connect kids looking for help with a local youth service agency.





Recent News

On March 29, 2017, WFDC received a grant from Wells Fargo Bank to support our Aerospace Assembly Mechanic Apprenticeship Program serving at risk youth in the North Puget Sound region!  Thank you Wells Fargo!

On March 22, 2017, WFDC received a Scholarship Grant from The Gene Haas Foundation!  This grant will fund training in the CNC Shop!  We are most grateful to The Gene Haas Foundation!


WFDC and AJAC - a GREAT team!


Safeco Insurance is once again supporting WFDC Aerospace Assembly Mechanic Apprenticeship Program!

Last week, Safeco Insurance once again provided grant funding to support our student trainee apprenticeship program!  This grant will provide tooling and instructional materials for the ninety nine student trainees coming next month!



Please see our "contact us" page for our new address and phone extensions.  Staff emails remain unchanged.



Would you like to donate your vehicle to a worthy cause? Now you can help WFDC and avoid the hassle of selling your vehicle privately.  Just click the icon below and we will make it easy!


Vehicle Donation


WFDC Staff, Board and Student Trainees extend an enthusiastic THANK YOU! To the Employees Community Fund of Boeing!

The Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound, known as ECF, is an employee-owned and managed charitable giving program. Since 1951, generous Boeing employees have contributed over $600,000,000 to local Puget Sound nonprofits. ECF grants enable local Health & Human Service agencies to purchase much-needed equipment, renovate their facilities and build new construction that directly benefit their clients.

 WFDC was awarded a significant supporting grant in December 2015 for equipment to support WFDC’s growing apprenticeship program!

 Whidbey News Times Article

Certifications & Accreditations

WFDC is proud to have achieved its upgrade certification from AS9100B to AS9100C on October 24th, 2011 by TUV USA, a member of the TUV NORD Group.