BIAW president joins Workforce Southwest Washington board
October 6, 2021
Building on his commitment to expanding opportunities for people to enter the construction trades, Building Industry Association of Washington President Tracy Doriot, managing owner of Doriot Construction, has joined the board of directors for Workforce Southwest Washington.
Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is a nonprofit organization that invests in services to help people gain skills to find good-paying jobs or advance in their careers and helps companies recruit, train and retain workers.
Years of experience as a builder
“Tracy brings years of experience as a builder and business owner and an unparalleled passion for the construction industry to our board,” said Workforce Southwest Washington CEO Kevin Perkey. “We look forward to his collaboration on a variety of initiatives, including his desire to ensure our region’s young adults are aware of the opportunities provided by the trades.”
“The residential construction industry provides excellent opportunities for people of all educational levels and demographics,” Doriot said. “As more and more skilled tradespeople reach retirement age, there’s no better time to join our industry. And perhaps one of the best kept secrets is the solid wages you can earn that can then lead to owning your own business.”
Doriot is an award-winning custom home builder with 43 years in the construction business. Born in Bend, Oregon and raised in Ridgefield, Wash., he attended Clark College for two years in Vancouver before deciding that home building was the ultimate career choice.
A Certified Builder, Doriot has served on the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIACC)’s board of directors since 2007, holding multiple committee chair positions and serving as president the second half of 2009, 2010 and 2016.
A passion for workforce development
Doriot has served on the Cascadia Technical Academy (formerly known as Clark County Skills Center) Construction Technology Advisory Committee since 1996 and has been chair of the board since 2019.
“I look forward to bringing the residential construction experience and knowledge I’ve gained over my lifetime to the WSW board,” Doriot said. “I’m proud to serve alongside this dedicated group of local leaders who share my commitment to workforce development and great job opportunities for all.”
WSW’s volunteer Board of Directors includes representatives of private businesses, education, organized labor, local governments, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state agencies and economic development councils. Doriot’s three-year appointment started Sept. 1, 2021 and ends in 2024.
Since 2003, WSW has invested more than $100 million in Southwest Washington. WSW is the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) designated by federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) legislation to oversee the public workforce system in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum and Clark counties. Learn more at www.workforcesw.org.