Workforce Board Vision and Mission
Washington’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (Workforce Board) is an active and effective partnership of labor, business, and government leaders guiding the best workforce development system in the world.
The Workforce Board shapes strategies to create and sustain a high-skill, high-wage economy.
To fulfill this Mission, the Board will:
- Advise the Governor and Legislature on workforce development policy.
- Promote a system of workforce development that responds to the lifelong learning needs of the
current and future workforce.
- Advocate for the nonbaccalaureate training and education needs of workers and employers.
- Facilitate innovations in workforce development policy and practices.
- Ensure system quality and accountability by evaluating results and supporting high standards
and continuous improvement.
Ensure all Washington youth receive the education, training, and support they need for success in postsecondary education and/or work.
Provide Washington adults (including those with barriers to education and employment) with access to lifelong education, training, and employment services.
Meet the workforce needs of industry by preparing students, current workers, and dislocated workers with the skills employers need to enable the citizens and businesses of Washington state to prosper in a globally competitive marketplace.
- Research Infrastructure Functions
Maintain and improve performance management system for workforce development.
- Leadership and Operations
Engage business, labor and public partners in the on-going improvement of the state's workforce development system.
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board Strategic Plan for 2009 through 2013