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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 Poster--See the system at a glance!

Workforce Development Directory: Nearly 40 workforce programs across Washington

Legislative Updates

Workforce bills, one-pagers, presentations.

Opportunity Partnership Progam - Provides industry mentors to community and technical college students

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


CTE Video Project
WA students create local videos highlighting CTE

Career Connected Learning

Prepares students for high-demand, high-wage jobs



Credential Engine project
Up to 3,800 credentials to be published from Career Bridge to national registry


Credential Transparency

Making credentials in WA more transparent, portable, and stackable


Planning and Reports

WA Workforce Plan--Talent & Prosperity for All (TAP)

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

Regional Workforce Plans
State's 12 local workforce areas create four-year workforce plans.

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

Mid-Level Skill Gap - Analyzes mid-level occupation supply & demand to identify High Employer Demand Fields.

Aerospace Training Report and Skill Gap Analysis

Workforce/Economic Development Inventory--Key local contacts by county

Employer Survey - Biennial survey of WA employers on workforce issues.

Budget Requests

Agency budget request for the 2018 supplemental budget

Strategic Initiatives

Future of Work Project-- Detailed investigation into how business and workers can prosper together.


Future of Work Task Force--Business, labor, legislators create policy recommendations


Health Workforce Council - Address current and projected healthcare worker shortages.


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.

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


Career Connect Washington

Task force aimed at accelerating career connected learning in Washington.



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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