Regional Cluster Academies
Summary Report
September 2008

The Workforce Board along with the Community, Trade and Economic Development Department and six Workforce Development Councils co-hosted a series of Cluster Academies across the state. Events were held in Anacortes, Tacoma, Vancouver, Yakima, Tri-Cities and Spokane. The Academies gathered regional leaders to review and comment on the drafts of the state workforce and economic development plans.

Cluster Academy Comments in Response to the May 2008 draft of Skills for the Next Washington and CTED Strategic Plan - The comments are grouped by the major topics from the academy sessions.

Coordination

Resources

Role of the Workforce Development Councils

Data, Analysis, and Performance Measures

Strategies

Changes to Current Programs

Other

Read the minutes from the six Cluster Academies held around the state:

May 19, 2008 - Intercoastal Region Marine & Advanced Cluster Academy, Anacortes, WA

May 20, 2008 - Southwest Workforce Development Council (WDC), Vancouver, WA

June 10, 2008 - Tacoma-Pierce Workforce Development Council (WDC), Tacoma, WA

Tacoma-Pierce WDC Graphic Recorder Notes

June 11, 2008 - South Central Workforce Development Council (WDC), Yakima, WA

June 12, 2008 - Spokane Area Workforce Development Council (WDC), Spokane, WA

June 13, 2008 - Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council (WDC), Richland, WA