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Workforce Training Results - 2008

The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board is Washington's performance accountability agent, working on behalf of the state's citizens and employers.

The Workforce Board tracks the results and the taxpayer return on investment for 12 of the state’s largest workforce programs.These programs account for over 90 percent of the federal and state dollars spent on our state’s workforce development system.

Below is the 2008 report. Here is the most current report.

2008 Results

The executive summary of the results provides a dashboard look at each of the 12 programs, including identifying progress and areas of improvements using the Washington Workforce Core Measures.

Here are the more detailed results for each program:

Systemwide Washington Workforce Core Measures for 2005-2006 program year (detail)


Employment -Percentage of former participants who were in employment reported to Employment Security during the third quarter after leaving the program.* 

All 60%
Completers 62%

Earnings -Median annualized earnings of former participants during the third quarter after leaving the program. (Quarterly earnings are the result of hourly wage rates and the number of hours worked in a calendar quarter. Toderive annualized earnings, quarterly earnings are multiplied by four.)


Skills  -Percentage of participants who obtained an appropriate credential.**


Participant Satisfaction - Percentage of former participants who reported satisfaction with the program as evidenced by survey responses six to nine months after leaving the program. ***


Employer Satisfaction - Percentage of employers who reported satisfaction with new employees who were program completers as evidenced by survey responses.****



*Includes some out-of-state employment data but not all of it and does not include date on self employment
**Skills (credential) data does not include WorkFirst, ABE and secondary CTE. 
***Participant satisfaction does not include WorkFirst.
****Employer Satisfaction data does not include Worker Retraining, WorkFirst, DVR, and DSB and it combines all three WIA programs as one. 






Workforce Training Results for Target Populations (2008):

2006 Net Impact Study



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