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Workforce Board Activities

From programs that target teens at risk of dropping out of high school to industry skill panels that bring employers together to solve common workforce skill gaps, the Workforce Board advocates for a better educated, better prepared Washington workforce.

Education & Training

Workforce Development Directory: 40 plus workforce programs across Washington


 

Opportunity Partnership Grants


Carl Perkins Act and Plan -- State planning and reporting on Career and Technical Education (Vocational Education)


Workplace-Based Learning - Finding innovative ways to bring education to the workplace


Planning and Reports

TAP: Washington's Strategic Workforce Plan--Talent and Prosperity for All


 

TAP Accelerator: Upskill-Backfill-- $3 million project accelerates action on state workforce plan


 

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)- Employment & training for low-income youth, adults and dislocated workers.


 

Workforce Training Results/Net Impact Studies -- Performance results of state's key workforce programs.


Employer Survey - Biennial survey of WA employers on workforce issues.
Mid-Level Skill Gap -Analyzes mid-level occupation supply & demand to identify High Employer Demand Fields.

 

Youth Unemployment Report Legislative report defines the problem, offers solutions.



Aerospace Training Report and Skill Gap Analysis


 

Regional Workforce Plans
Each of the state's 12 regional workforce areas create four-year workforce plans.


 

Strategic Initiatives

NGA  Work-Based Learning Policy Academy - Boost work-based learning for WA youth, particularly STEM


 

CTE Showcase of Skills Homeless House Project

A competition that brings together CTE students to build homeless shelters



Health Workforce Council - Address current and projected healthcare worker shortages



U.S.D.A. Rural Enterprise Development Grant

Surveys the ag industry to find and address skill gaps



Make It in Washington Federal grant to advance education & skills of rural manufacturing employees


 

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


 

Workforce Board Decision Packages 2017-19
Submitted to the Office of Financial Management

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.

 

Link: visit Washington Career Bridge website

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