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Aerospace Training Report
Evergreen Jobs Initiative

Washington's Evergreen Jobs Act (ESSHB 2227), enacted in 2009, established as a state goal that 15,000 new green economy jobs be created by 2020.

High Skills, High Wages Plans - Strategic Plans & Annual Reports

High Skills, High Wages is the roadmap for Washington's workforce development system, envisioning a vibrant economy fueled by a skilled workforce. This plan was Washington's former strategic plan for workforce development, and was succeeded by Talent and Prosperity for All.

Workforce Training Results - Tracks results and taxpayer return on investment of state’s largest workforce programs
Washington Employer Survey - A survey of employer needs and practices
Workforce Development Directory - A detailed look at the state's education and training programs

This is no longer printed and is available exclusively online.

Health Workforce Council
Youth Unemployment Reports
Skill Gap Report

A joint report from the Washington Student Achievement Council, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Workforce Board. Includes assessment of high employer demand programs of study.

Industry Skill Panels
  • Evaluating Industry Skill Panels: A Model Framework, 2008. Full report
  • Industry Skill Panels - 2005 reports on skill panels-who and what they are and in which industries they exist. Full report
Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act was succeeded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

WIA Annual Reports

Other WIA Reports

Other Reports and Materials
  • A Skilled and Educated Workforce - A 2011 joint report from the Higher Education Coordinating Board (now called the Washington Student Achievement Council), the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Workforce Board. Includes assessment of high employer demand programs of study.
  • Integrated Performance Information for Workforce Development: A Blueprint for States, 2005 - A report about consistently reporting performance results across multiple workforce programs. The Blueprint was produced through the joint effort of six states, including Washington, Florida, Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Texas.
  • Washington's Workforce Compact- September 2007 agreement of Workforce Board members delineating their roles and responsibilities in the workforce development system
  • Workforce Education Financial Aid and Student Access and Retention, November 2006 - A report to the Legislature on barriers to student access and completion of workforce education programs and the funding gap between available workforce education aid and the financial needs of students.




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