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Previous State Workforce Plan - High Skills, High Wages 2008

Several years ago, in 2014, the Washington state Legislature formally approved our state's previous workforce plan High Skills, High Wages. It received the unanimous support from the business and labor representatives who serve on the Workforce Board. Read about our new plan Talent and Prosperity for All (see sidebar).

News Release.


Jeff Johnson, president of the Washington State Labor Council, and a Workforce Board member.
"In today’s economy, to get ahead, workers need the chance to learn at their job and get short-term training that can be stacked together into an industry-recognized credential that helps them advance up the career ladder into higher-level, better paid positions."

"“Input from private employers is key to helping define the skills and abilities Washington workers need to succeed. We encourage more employers to get involved at all levels, whether it’s speaking to kids in a classroom or providing on-the-job training and internships.”

Don Brunell, former president of the Association of Washington Business and past Workforce Board member.

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Support Materials
Process and Work Group Materials
High employer demand programs
Statewide Employer Survey
Skills for the Next Washington
Local WDC strategic plans

View Washington's new state stategic workforce development plan, Talent and Prosperity for All.


High Skills, High Wages 2008

Supporting Chapters
Chapter 1 - Economy Overview
--Chapter 2 - Workforce Overview
--Chapter 3 - Performance Accountability



Progress Reports for current plan
--2013 Annual Progress Report

Previous plan & Progress Reports
High Skills High Wages 2008-2018

--2012 Annual Progress Report
--2011 Annual Progress Report
--2010 Annual Progress Report
--2009 Annual Progress Report
--2008 Annual Progress Report

Pathways to Prosperity Report
Harvard Graduate School of Education (2011)

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