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January 2006 Workforce Board Meeting Agenda

WorkSource Thurston County
Heritage Room, 3rd Floor
1570 Irving Street SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
January 26, 2006
Approximate Time


8:30 A.M.
Welcome and Introductions
Mike Kennedy, Director
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council
8:45 A.M.

Chair's Report
David Harrison, Chair
Review & Adopt Minutes of November 17, 2005 (Action)
Executive Director Search

Executive Director's Report
Ellen O'Brien Saunders
Workforce Development Council 2006 Board Meeting Schedules
2006 Budget & Policy Requests: Current Status
House Bill 2630
House Bill 2597
Developing High Skills High Wages: Update
Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Grants
Workforce Board Agendas 2006

9:45 A.M.

Work Readiness Credential
Pam Lund, Workforce Board,
Joan Wills, Institute for Education Leadership, Washington D.C.
Amy Johnson, Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce
Work Readiness Credential Update
Work Readiness Credential Draft Timeline
WRC PowerPoint Presentation
Take A Look at the EFF Work Readiness Credential
WRC Resolution III

10:45 A.M.
11:00 A.M.
High Skills, High Wages 2006: Tomorrow's Economy
Evelyn Hawkins
11:30 A.M.

Employer Survey Results
Bryan Wilson

12:00 P.M.
Lunch/Tour of WorkSource Thurston County
1:00 P.M.
Review Federal Program Results
Carl Wolfhagen
1:30 P.M.

A Skilled and Educated Workforce Summary
A Skilled and Educated Workforce: Joint Report
Bryan Wilson
Randy Spaulding, Higher Education Coordinating Board
Loretta Seppanen, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

2:30 P.M.
Board Process for Workforce Development Council Certification
Martin McCallum
3:00 P.M.
Please Note: We make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities if received at least seven days in advance. Please contact Julie Anderson at janderson@wtb.wa.gov, 360.753.5660.
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