Workforce Development

SEED understands that workforce development drives economic development. A strong, skilled workforce is the basis of business success and thus jobs creation. SEED partners with education, training, workforce and match-making partners to map out the skills development pathways, enabling residents to meet the needs of employers. Many workers in Southeast Seattle are employed elsewhere in the city or region, and would welcome an opportunity to walk, bike, bus, or take the light rail to a job that is closer to home. Training and education programs – including those in the public schools, local community colleges, and offered by other training organizations – create pathways to jobs and attract new business to Southeast Seattle.

For more information, please contact Lance Randall, SEED Director of Economic Development: