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Washington's Workforce Plan: Talent and Prosperity for All (TAP)



Talent and Prosperity for All: The Strategic Plan for Unlocking Washington's Workforce Potential.

We like to call it TAP!


TAP Implementation Committees are putting good ideas to work!

Barrier and Accessibility Solutions Performance Accountability/Data Sharing
Integrated Service Delivery Business Engagement
Common Intake Process Professional Development


Quick materials...at a glance!

Four key strategies identified in TAP plan

  1. Improving the customer experience: Better serving current and future workers
  2. Business engagement:Engaging business for better results
  3. Accessibility and technology: Ensuring access for everyone
  4. Performance accountability: Next generation performance measures

Read about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This federal act is a key component of the state's workforce plan.


More TAP on tap


Staff TAP contacts:

Eric Wolf | 360-709-4614


Talent and Prosperity for All (complete)

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.

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.



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