The WorkFirst Program is Washington State’s welfare-to-work strategy. It is based on the belief that everyone has abilities needed in today’s workforce with work as the foundation building block to assist families to get off welfare. Washington initiated the WorkFirst Program in August 1997 to help low-income families become self-sufficient by providing employment services, training, child care, and other support services necessary for parents to get a job, keep a job and move up a career ladder.
The South Central Workforce Council and its subcontractors provide WorkFirst parents opportunities to gain job skills and experience through a variety of work readiness programs.
For additional information on WorkFirst programs contact:
SERVING KITTITAS, KLICKITAT, SKAMANIA & YAKIMA COUNTIES
The South Central Workforce Development Council is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities. TTY Relay 1-800-833-6388. Priority service will be given to qualified veterans and eligible spouses for employment and training services offered through certain federally funded programs. Contact your local WorkSource office for information on a range of employment and training related services available. Staff can explain priority of service and other program eligibility requirements.