Our Goal

The King-Pierce County Regional Network of Career Connect Washington includes industry, labor, education, and community leaders. We strive to create work-based and academic programs to help students achieve the skills and credentials needed for meaningful careers.

Two Counties, Four Partners

The Regional Network is made up of four partnering organizations—Washington Alliance for Better Schools, College Success Foundation, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County and WorkForce Central. These partners offer their own career-connected programs and support intermediary organizations to create new opportunities. Together we form the King-Pierce Regional Network of Career Connect Washington. FIND LOCAL EVENTS

Local Leadership


  • Katie Condit

    CEO, WorkForce Central
  • Marie Kurose

    CEO, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
  • James Dorsey

    President and CEO, College Success Foundation
  • Emily Yim

    President and CEO, Washington Alliance for Better Schools


  • Mary Kate Eaton

    Executive Director Education Programs and Chief of Staff, Providence
  • Tafona Ervin

    Executive Director, Foundation for Tacoma Students
  • Darci Gibson

    Director-Workforce Strategy & Development, MultiCare Health System
  • Dr. Jon Holmen

    Superintendent, Lake Washington School District
  • Dr. Joyce Loveday

    President, Clover Park Technical College
  • Mark Martinez

    Executive Secretary, Pierce County Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Dr. Kevin McCarthy

    President, Renton Technical College
  • Jiquanda Nelson

    Senior Director, Global Community and Culture, Concentrix
  • Dr. Carla Santorno

    Superintendent, Tacoma Public Schools
  • Liesel Schilperoort

    Project Manager, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
  • Michael Schutzler

    CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association
  • John Welch

    Superintendent, Puget Sound Educational Service District

Statewide Effort

Career Connect Washington links people, programs, and resources across Washington state to offer high-quality, unique pathways to learning, college, and career. Find program partners across the state on the Career Connect program map.

King & Pierce County Regional Network Partners

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