Washington's plan for workforce development comes with a new name: Talent and Prosperity for All: The Strategic Plan for Unlocking Washington's Workforce Potential. We like to call it TAP!
TAP Accelerator: Upskill-Backfill Grant Opportunities
Governor Inslee has provided approximately $3 million to help accelerate the implementation of the state's workforce plan. Find out more about competitive grants to "jumpstart" the plan. Application deadline was February 28, 2017.
TAP Implementation Committees are putting good ideas to work!
Quick materials...at a glance!
Four key strategies identified in TAP plan
The second part of the plan features the program-specific action steps to support the plan's strategic objectives and deliver on its promises. This section of the plan has a four-year time frame.
Read about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This federal act is a key component of the state's workforce plan.
Staff TAP contacts:
Eric Wolf | 360-709-4614
Rebecca Reule | 360-709-4640
Talent and Prosperity for All (complete plan)
TAP "Strategic" chapters (pdf)
Federal agencies approve state plan
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education approved Washington's workforce plan on October 20, 2016. Read the letter here.
View your local area's workforce plan!
Washington's 12 Workforce Development Councils are required to submit local workforce plans that aim to increase skill levels, employment, earnings and customer satisfaction, as well as generate a good return on investment. Each local plan also aligns with TAP. View your local plan.
WIOA Final Regulations Available
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have made publicly available five rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Read more here.
Previous state plans
The adoption of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) gave us the chance to rebrand the state's workforce plan. The plan was once called High Skills, High Wages. View previous versions here.
WIOA Populations with Barriers chart
An extensive list of populations with barriers, along with proposed solutions (PDF)
Board reviewed feedback received during public comment period
The Workforce Board was provided a detailed look at the public comments received on the Talent and Prosperity for All plan at its February 24, 2016 meeting. A 30-day public comment period ended Feb. 9. Those comments were provided to the board in the form of a detailed matrix.