Pathfinder Manufacturing helps at-risk youth unlock their potential through our vocational student learning program.
To operate as a “Work Force Development Center” that promotes the personal growth and economic independence of high school students and adults living with disabilities and/or employment barriers by providing training programs and employment opportunities.
To ensure that all youth who have disabilities and are at-risk in the Puget Sound region to graduate from high school with the skills and confidence to succeed in life.
Pathfinder Manufacturing (formerly known as Work Force Development Center) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded with the goal of providing vulnerable high school students at risk for dropping out with the opportunity to gain the critical knowledge and confidence necessary for success as they enter the workforce.
During their time in the program, our students gain valuable on-the-job experience in producing high-quality parts and electronic assemblies for commercial and governmental applications in the aerospace, space, defense, automotive, marine, energy, agriculture, and medical industries, from processing raw materials to performing assessments for quality control.
We currently work with 35+ partner schools throughout the North Puget Sound region and admit approximately 100 students to our student learning program each year.