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Workforce Board Activities

From programs that target teens in danger of dropping out of high school to industry skill panels that help bridge the gap between high-demand jobs and the training workers need to succeed, the Workforce Board advocates for a better educated, better prepared Washington workforce.

Education & Training

Opportunity Internship Program
Opportunity Partnership Grants
Dropout Prevention and Retrieval
Carl Perkins Act and Plan -- State planning and reporting on Career and Technical Education (Vocational Education)
Lifelong Learning Account (LILA) - Pilot program aimed at helping employees save for further education.
Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)
Best Practices Awards - Awards recognize innovation in workforce development

Planning and Reports

High Skills, High Wages -- Washington's strategic plan for workforce development.
Workforce Training Results/Net Impact Studies -- Performance results of the state's most active workforce programs.
Employer Survey - Biennial survey of Washington employers on workforce issues.
Mid-Level Skill Gap -Analyzes mid-level occupational supply and demand for purposes of identifying High Employer Demand Fields.
Youth Unemployment Report
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act - Employment & training programs for low-income youth, adults and dislocated workers.


Workforce Investment Act - Federal act provides range of workforce development activities through June 2015.



Measuring Workforce Development Success (IPI)


Strategic Industry Cluster Policy - A comprehensive look at key industries that drive the economy and state's workforce demand.

Strategic Initiatives

Aerospace Training Report and Skill Gap Analysis


Youth Works Initiative - Helping Washington's low-income youth connect to education, careers


Make It in Washington Project


Evergreen Jobs Leadership Team
Health Workforce Council
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Page, including green jobs & health career ladder.
High Skills, High Wages Strategic Fund - Launching the next generation of skill panels
Industry Skill Panels - Public/private partnerships of business, labor and education
Workplace-Based Learning - Finding innovative ways to bring education to the workplace
Retooling Washington's Workforce
Statewide collaborative in partnership with local teams focusing on getting unemployed back to work.

Consumer Protection

Private Career Schools - Ensure your school meets state requirements, including tuition reimbursement protection.
Career Bridge - Find the education that will produce the results you need to get the job you want.
Veterans Programs - We approve programs eligible for GI Bill education benefits.

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