About Us

Career Path Services was established in 1971  through funds provided by the 1962 Manpower Development and Training Act, which President John F. Kennedy signed into law on March 15, 1962. It has enjoyed a rich history throughout the last four decades.  

The links to the side will tell you a little more about who we are and our mission to empower people, enhance the workforce, and enrich the communities we live in.  Below, George Iranon, CEO of Career Path Services, shares a few words about Career Path Services and our web site:

What Is A Non-Profit Corporation Anyway?

Being a non-profit organization means no one owns our assets; it doesn't mean we cannot have assets, or that we can't earn more revenue than we spend.  We file an annual 990 information return with the IRS, and are audited by a Certified Public Accounting firm in accordance with federal regulations.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission statement defines our organization:  

"Career Path Services, a private non-profit corporation, provides workforce development services to individuals and employers in Washington State."

Our vision statement states what we do now, will do in the future, and how we do it:

"Empowering People, Enhancing Workforce, Enriching Community"

Corporate Culture

The corporate culture of Career Path Services is one of professionalism, trust, timeliness, respect, appreciation, and teamwork.  What we choose to accomplish in the short and long term will be consistent with our corporate mission, vision statement, guiding principles, and programmatic principles.  The leadership team and Board of Directors are committed to providing all agency employees with a progressive, productive, and friendly work environment.

We strive for the highest level of performance excellence in all we do.  This means exceeding all contractual, programmatic, and fiscal goals on an individual, team, and corporate basis.  We endeavor to have the best possible relationships with our fund and referral sources by being responsive to their needs, treating them with respect and exceeding their performance requirements.  We strive to be each fund sources' "preferred provider".

Our Employees

We value our team-based environments while recognizing the creativity and initiative of individuals.  Career Path Services is committed to the training and development of employees, lifelong learning, and leadership development.  Together, we are accountable in the quest for competency at our agency.

Our employees performance will be measured fairly using professional, objective criteria that demonstrates performance, productivity, and the accomplishment of specific program and fiscal goals.