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Make It In Washington Project

NEW- Six counties added to Make it in Washington Grant

Benton, Chelan, Garfield, Island, Thurston, and Walla Walla Counties are now able to receive funding through the Make it in Washington Grant.

The Make It In Washington Grant pays for workers to receive:

  1. Online training.
  2. Technical certification.
  3. College-level classes.

 

What’s in it for you and your business?

  • Funding for tuition for targeted employees to gain the skills and technology know-how required for a successful manufacturing operation. Courses are offered through Highline and Shoreline Colleges, and Washington State University’s Global Initiative Program.

  • Technical Assistance from Impact Washington, our state’s non-profit manufacturing consultation service. Impact Washington will provide guidance and experienced advice in improving operational efficiencies, staff advancement, and navigating the risk involved in pursuing new customers, new markets and new products. 

  • The focus will define an assessment of the enterprise value of a company that will serve as a baseline to quantify the effectiveness of any staff and operational change efforts and build a plan for growth.

The following counties have been approved to participate in the grant:

Adams
Asotin
Benton
Chelan
Clallam
Clark
Columbia
Cowlitz
Douglas
Ferry
Franklin

Garfield
Grant
Grays Harbor
Jefferson
Island
Kittitas
Klickitat
Lewis
Mason
Okanogan

Pacific
Pend Oreille
Thurston
Skagit
Skamania
Stevens
Wahkiakum
Walla Walla
Whitman
Yakima

Are you interested in the Make it in Washington Grant? Contact Mike Brennan, (360) 709-4616.

Resources and Contacts:
Innovate Washington Foundation
The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
Impact Washington
Washington State University - Global Initiative Program

 

 

 

 

 

NEW- Make it in Washington one sheet

Make it in Washington poster

  • Details the project's vision, goals, plans and objectives, and desired outcomes.
  • Selected to hang in the entryway of the U.S. Economic Development Authority in Washington, D.C.

Workforce Board administers grant
The Workforce Board is administering a portion of a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Economic Development Administration that provides education and training to manufacturing workers in rural, economically challenged parts of the state.

The Make It In Washington project focuses three federal funding resources to provide education, training and strategic consulting opportunities for manufacturers in Washington’s rural counties. 

Grant gives manufaturers an edge
The project helps manufacturers improve their staff, expand productivity, plan for critical staff retirements, and boost profitability through strategic consulting, supply chain identification and management training to allow manufacturers to compete for business that currently goes overseas. 

 

 

 

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