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January 11, 2018

 

STAY ON TOP OF WORKFORCE BILLS WITH LEGISLATIVE TRACKER
Follow workforce bills throughout the 2018 Legislative session. View bills our Workforce Board staff are tracking, along with presentations and materials at: http://www.wtb.wa.gov/LegislativeUpdates.asp
 
NEW DIRECTOR HIRED TO HEAD CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR GLOBAL TRADE & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Sam Kaplan has been hired as the new director of the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management at Highline College. He succeeds Meg Ryan, who retired. Kaplan is a 20-year veteran of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and served as President the past five years. There are 10 Centers of Excellence at community and technical colleges throughout the state, each focused on a different key industry sector. https://www.sbctc.edu/for-employers/centers-of-excellence.aspx
 
SKILLED WORKER AWARENESS PROGRAM PROVIDES GRANTS TO BOOST WORKER TRAINING
The state's Department of Commerce has launched a new program aimed at boosting the number of Washington workers who receive education and training that leads to certificates, associate's degrees, and other credentials recognized by industry. Organizations and government agencies involved in recruiting and outreach efforts aimed at worker training are encouraged to apply for grants to help more workers gain needed skills. The Skilled Worker Awareness program has $70,000 to distribute, with priority given to projects that range from $20,000 to $35,000. Deadline to apply is February 21. More details: http://bit.ly/2DkR3dO
 
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Randy Spaulding is the new executive director of the State Board of Education, which provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public K-12 education in Washington. Spaulding has worked in education policy for over 20 years, most recently at the Washington Student Achievement Council, where he served as the Director of Academic Affairs and Policy. More at: http://www.sbe.wa.gov/index.php
 
WE'RE HIRING: WORKFORCE BOARD SEEKS VETERANS EDUCATION SPECIALIST
The Workforce Board is hiring a vocational education program specialist to help evaluate and approve education and training programs at the 160 Washington institutions that offer certificate and diploma programs for veterans using the GI Bill. Closing date for applications has been extended to January 19. More details: http://bit.ly/2qe78iz

 

 


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