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Industry Skill Panels

Industry Skill Panels are public/private partnerships of business, labor and education - alliances working together to improve the skills of workers in industries vital to Washington's economy. Washington has worked with Skill Panels since 2000. A second generation of Skill Panels was introduced in 2008-10 through the High Skills, High Wages Strategic Fund.

Giving Washington industry an edge
Skill Panels have been instrumental in cultivating skilled workers and thriving businesses throughout Washington.

Read how they've helped the:

See Intracoastal Marine & Advanced Manufacturing Industry Alliance.

Skill Panels, Skills Gaps and Industry Clusters

Skill Panels focus on industry clusters with the goal of closing local skill gaps (state Skill Gap report).

Skill Panels were included in the Building Skills, Increasing Economic Vitality: A Handbook of Innovative State Policies2005 handbook. In 2008, the Workforce Board contracted for Performance Evaluation Framework for skill panels.


Contact: Mike Brennan – Economic Development Program Specialist
mike.brennan@wtb.wa.gov, (360) 709-4616

Industry Skill Panel Resources

High Skills, High Wages Fund

Washington Cluster Analysis

Workforce Skill Gap Analysis

Skill Panel Alliance Flow Chart

Building Skills Handbook

Frequently Asked Questions

Skill Panel Testimonials

Skill Panels vs. Advisory Committees

2005 Skill Panel Report

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