A new $2.7 million federal grant is helping manufacturing businesses across Washington pay for worker training at nearly no cost.
The U.S. Department of Labor is paying for the training to boost the skills of those who work at small and mid-sized manufacturers in rural areas.
With the Make it in Washington grant, manufacturers can have their employees gain valuable training through Washington State University, Highline and Shoreline Colleges.
All training is online and aimed at boosting staff productivity in even the most remote places, where enhancing employee skills is critical, but difficult.
Make It In Washington grant, your employees receive:
- Online training.
- Technical certification.
- College-level classes...no matter what their education level, or where they live!
What’s in it for you and your business?
Find out how your business can benefit. Contact Mike Brennan today at (360) 709-4616.
Make it in Washington information sheet
"The Workforce Board is administering a portion of a $2.7 million grant from the
U.S. Department of Labor, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and
the Economic Development Administration that provides education and training to
manufacturing workers in rural, economically challenged parts of the state."
Grant gives manufaturers an edge
The project helps manufacturers improve their staff, expand productivity, plan for critical staff retirements, and boost profitability through strategic consulting, supply chain identification and management training to allow manufacturers to compete for business that currently goes overseas.
Make it in Washington poster
- Details the project's vision, goals, plans and objectives, and desired outcomes.
- Selected to hang in the entryway of the U.S. Economic Development Authority in Washington, D.C.
Resources and Contacts:
Innovate Washington Foundation
The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
Washington State University - Global Initiative Program