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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 System Poster--See the system at a glance!

Workforce Development Directory: 40 plus workforce programs across Washington

Legislative Updates for 2018: Workforce bills we're tracking, presentations, one-pagers

Opportunity Partnership Grants

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


Planning and Reports

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

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.

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


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.

Aerospace Training Report and Skill Gap Analysis

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

Budget Requests

Agency budget request for the 2018 supplemental budget

Strategic Initiatives

TAP Accelerator: Upskill-Backfill-- Jumpstarts state's workforce plan with targeted projects totalling $3 million

TAP Accelerator: Streamline Workforce Services Research project to better integrate workforce services, streamline customer intake

Career Connected Learning

Prepares students for high-demand, high-wage jobs

Video Project Promotes CTE
Students across WA create local videos highlighting CTE

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

Health Workforce Council - Address current and projected healthcare worker shortages

Career Connect Washington

Task force aimed at accelerating career connected learning in Washington.

CTE Showcase of Skills Homeless Shelter Project

A competition that brings together CTE students to build homeless shelters

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


TAP Plan 2018 Comment

Revised state workforce plan for submission to federal agencies.

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.

Eligible Training Provider List--Career Bridge is Washington's home for the state's ETPL.

Veterans Programs - We approve programs eligible for GI Bill education benefits.


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