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Governor's Best Practices Awards for Workforce and Economic Development

The Governor's Best Practices Awards for Workforce and Economic Development are the only awards in the nation that recognize programs and projects that demonstrate excellence and achievement in both workforce development and economic development.

This award program is the result of a partnership between the Office of the Governor, the Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board and the Department of Commerce.

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2011

  1. Pre-Employment Partnership (Whatcom County)
  2. Manufacturing Youth Internships (Seattle)
  3. Work Skills Assessments (Spokane)
  4. Commercial Drivers License I-BEST (Moses Lake)

2010

  1. Award Winner: King County Jobs Initiative
  2. Award Winner: Walla Walla Community College's Water and Environmental Center
  3. Program to Watch: Seeking Opportunities Developing Occupations
  4. Program to Watch: Highline Community College's StartZone

2009

  1. Health Careers for Youth
  2. Odessa Public Development Authority
  3. Rural Outreach Nursing Education (RONE) project of Lower Columbia College
  4. Spaulding Business Park Project
  5. Workforce Development Partnership at General Plastics Manufacturing Company

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The award recognized only best practices in Workforce Development in these previous years:

2008
2007
2006: Institute of Enlogy & Viticulture and Food Stamp, Employment, and Training Program
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

 
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