Commitment to Action

WDC Schools to Careers Plus - National Expansion

Commitment by

The U.S. Conference of Mayors

In 2013, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDSKC) committed to building on the success of the 2012 Commitment to Action by helping six cities replicate the Schools to Careers Plus project, which connects industry and youth on a regional scale through a career readiness project to create new and multiple career pathways for youth in all 19 K-12 public school districts. Marlena Sessions, the chief executive officer of the WDCSKC has leveraged her role as the president of the United States Conference of Mayors' Workforce Development Council to develop partnerships with the cities of San Diego, Portland, Spokane, Nashville, St. Louis, and Louisville, all of whom have committed to implement the project. Partner cities in this effort will utilize the expertise of Ms. Sessions and the groundbreaking work of Schools to Careers Plus in the Seattle area to replicate, customize, and expand the model in their local communities.





WDC Schools to Careers Plus - National Expansion



Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

City of St. Louis, Worksystems, Inc., City of Nashville, Southwest Ohio Workforce Investment Board, Spokane Area Workforce Development Council, KentuckianaWorks, San Diego Workforce Partnership, City of Cincinnati