The Olympic Workforce Development Council was formed pursuant to the
Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Public Law 105-220.
The Council works in partnership with the nine county commissioners of
the Olympic Consortium Board to provide policy guidance and program
oversight for WIA activities within the service delivery area of Kitsap,
Clallam and Jefferson Counties. The Council develops strategic and
operational plans for the approval of the Olympic Consortium board and
The Council is composed of 30 members who
are appointed by the Olympic Consortium Board from the three-county
area. Members represent the business sector, organized labor, education,
rehabilitation agencies, economic development agencies, public welfare
agencies, community-based organizations, and public employment services.
Most members are appointed to a three year term.
The Council is assisted by a 14-member Youth Council.
Their duties include developing the youth-related portions of the local
plan, recommending eligible providers of youth activities, and
coordinating and overseeing youth activities offered through local