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The Brown Folder

The "Brown Folder" includes supplemental (non-agenda related) items that are provided to Workforce Board members at their regular meetings. Usually, these materials are articles and correspondence of interest. For articles, we have created the links to the site of origin. Letters are scanned into .pdf form.

Here are the materials in the Brown Folders organized by the month the meeting was held:

June 2014

Presentations
2015 Legislative Priorities--Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
The High School and Beyond Plan: OSPI Guidance and Counseling / Secondary Education Perspective--Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Make it in Washington: Business Growth, Market Expansion, and Employee Education for Washington's Rural Manufacturers

Preparation Materials and Handouts
Board Responsibility Timetable
Board Inspired Initiatives
Everest Correspondence, June 24, 2014
Memorandum of Undersatnding, Corrinthian Colleges/U.S. Department of Education

Graphics
Aerospace Postcard
Make it in Washington Project Outline
Make it in Washington Poster

Articles/Publications
Guest Opinion: How to Land a High Demand Job with a Low Cost Degree
Career Guidance Washington--Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Make it in Washington County List and Suggestions
U.S. Department of Education Press Release

May 2014

Reports
The Future of the U.S. Workforce: Middle Skills Jobs and the Growing Importance of Post-Secondary Education--Achieve
The CBPP Full Employment Project Overview--Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Plummeting Labor and Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults--Brookings Institution

Articles/Publications
Guest Opinion: A $15 Minimum Wage Would Not Address the Skills Gap--Marlena Sessions
Washington Aerospace Hiring to Flattem Except for Skilled Positions--Puget Sound Business Journal
Apprenticeships Deliver Big in Washington State--PLAN Washington
National Leaders in Innovation--Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Presentations
A Poverty Problem: Addressing the Education & Employment Gap in Washington's Non-White Population

Notables
Thank you letter from Travis Matthews

March 2014

Opinion
Guest opinion from Board Chair Cindy Zehnder: State regulates private career schools and protects students--Spokesman-Review

Articles
College Bound Scholarship sends low-income kids to college--Associated Press

News releases
Governor Inslee announces new effort to help long-term unemployed workers

January 2013

Articles & Press Releases
Mentors aid STEM push: nConnect matches high-tech professionals with high schools that offer advanced courses--the Columbian
Here's How Education is Changing to Help Students and the Economy--Association of Washington Business
Transforming Lives award ceremony Sunday, Jan. 19--State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Workforce training: Some programs are stars, others have little effect--Seattle Times

Reports
Healthcare Personnel Shortage Task Force 2013 Annual Report---Workforce Board
Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?--Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Ensuring Washington State's Global Success: Reducing our "skills gap" through innovative and rigorous standards--America's Edge

Issue Briefs
In This Together: The Hidden Cost of Young Adult Unemployment--Young Invincibles
WIA Performance Measurement Results Will Be Provisional During Transition to New WIASRD and Revised Exit Dating Practices--Workforce Board

Matrix
Washington Workforce Development Services Matrix--Workforce Board

November 2013

WIA performance target letter from Workforce Board Chair Cindy Zehnder to legislators and Governor's office

September 2013

Initiatives
America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow's Jobs--National Governors Association

Analytics
CareerBridge.wa.gov site visits counts for the start of school year

Operating Plan
Workforce Board overall agency plan and performance measures

Surveys and Reports
The Dynamic Economy and Labor Market--PowerPoint from McKinsey Center for Government, findings on quality/relevance of U.S. postsecondary education
Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment--Corporation for National and Community Service
Ambassadors of Change and Action--Washington Commission for National and Community Service's annual report for 2012

Articles
Elite degrees don't necessarily earn more, study finds--Hechinger Report
College-for-all vs. career education? Moving beyond a false debate--Hechinger Report

July 2013

Issue Briefs
Back2Work Now-Reconnecting Long-Term Unemployed--Workforce Development Council Seattle-King County

Reports
Can a Poor Jobs Recovery Generate Serious Labor Shortages--Paul Harrington, Drexel University(ppt)
Problems in Hiring Teens--Paul Harrington, Drexel University (ppt)
Understanding Long-Term Unemployment in Washington--Paul Harrington, Drexel University (ppt)

Graphics
SEH Intern Data and Profiles

May 2013

Background Paper
Learning for Jobs--OECD

Board Survey
Workforce Board Meeting Survey Results

Proposed Workforce Funding and Legislation
Workforce Program Funding Matrix 2013--Workforce Board
High Skills, High Wages Legislative Tracker--Workforce Board

Issue Briefs
STEMing the Skill Gap--State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Integrated Digital English Acceleration--State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Graphics
Major Considerations and Mandates--K-14

March 2013

Reports
State Sector Strategies: Implications for State Workforce Policymakers-NGA

Conferences
The National Association of State Workforce Investment Board Chairs-NGA (Feb. 22-24 agenda)
Creating Pathways to Prosperity Conference-Boston workshop sessions

News reports
Proof of training program power-Tri-City Herald (Workforce Board Deputy Director Bryan Wilson quoted)
Michigan schools fresh look at vocational education-NPR

News release and media advisory
Employer Survey shows skills gap-Workforce Board
Driving Washington's Prosperity-Washington Economic Development Commission

Issue briefs
Leadership Development Issue Brief-ACTE
Washington State Middle Skill Jobs-National Skills Coalition
Potential Impact of Sequestration-National Skills Coalition
2013 Summit Talking Points-National Skills Coalition

January 2013

Articles
New pressure on colleges to provide grad earnings (features Washington Career Bridge)--The Hechinger Report

November 2012

Articles
Volkswagen calls for more educated workforce--Chattanooga Times Free Press

Issue brief
Unemployment Insurance extension set to expire--Employment Security Department
CTE's Role in Urban Education--Association for Career and Technical Education
Defining what it means to be career ready--Career Readiness Partner Council

Awards
Employment Security Department Commissioner Paul Trause honored--National Association of State Workforce Agencies

September 2012

Articles
Why Washington's kids aren't going to college--The Seattle Times
New study finds 29 middle-class jobs for workers without bachelor's degrees--Georgetown University
Health care: State will add 112,000 health jobs this decade--Puget Sound Business Journal

Miscellaneous
State response to U.S. Department of Labor one-stop branding

June 2012

Articles
Learning that Works (about powerful CTE programs)--Time magazine
These schools mean business (Rana Foroohar column)--Time magazine
Vancouver teen dazzles D.C. officials with work experience (Opportunity Internship) -- Vancouver Columbian newspaper

News release
New and improved Career Bridge website launches

Miscellaneous
Invitation to SBCTC Executive Director Charlie Earl's retirement party

May 2012

Articles
As Factory Jobs Return to the U.S., the Need for Technical Training Grows--MSN.COM

National directives
Executive order increases oversight for colleges serving veterans (Obama Administration)
Summer Jobs+ (Obama Administration)

Comment period
Common Career Technical Core (public comment on CTE standards)

Workforce program analysis
Cost-benefit of Workforce Training Programs, Summary and Notes (Workforce Board)

November 2011

Articles
To land Boeing's next plane factory, Washington's training system must drill down--Puget Sound Business Journal
Aerospace Training in State gets a Boost--The Herald (Everett)
Even with high unemployment, Whatcom jobs are going unfilled--Bellingham Herald
Why Companies Can't Find the Employees They Need--Wall Street Journal

Reports
Puget Sound Business Barometer 2011, Job Sector Survey--Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Programs
U.S. Department of Labor Gold Card for Veterans

September 2011

Opinion
Success is Not a One Track Deal--by William C. Symonds and Cindy Zehnder (Everett Herald)

Articles
A Labor Day without Enough Labor to Go Around--Tacoma News Tribune
Start Talking Skills, Not Just Jobs--Huffington Post
State's Middle Class Jobs Not Expected to Grow--Seattle Times
State, Microsoft Launch Virtual Technology Academy--Associated Press

July 2011

White Paper
Youth@Work: Innovations in Seattle-King County

Articles
Tough Calculus as Technical Schools Face Deep cuts--New York Times

Notables
I-BEST named "Bright Idea" by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

June 2011

Notables
Governor names Eleni Papadakis to Council on Aerospace

Editorials
Thinking Beyond College for All--Seattle Times

News Reports
Looking for that summer job?--KCPQ Fox News Report features SODO, Inc. program

Articles
Industry puts heat on schools to teach skills employers need--Wall Street Journal
What U.S. Economic Recovery? Five Destructive Myths--Time magazine

May 2011

Reports
"Degrees for What Jobs," National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
"Pathways to Prosperity," Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Across the Great Divide," Civic Enterprises Corporate Voices for Working Families
"Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead," U.S. Business Roundtable

March 2011

Articles
Washington leads nation in measuring workforce training results
Seattle-King County WDC among top urban workforce boards
Living without a Net
CareerTech moving Oklahoma forward

Reports
The Skills Gap: Reversing Washington's Lack of Skilled Workers through Early Learning--America's Edge
Career Readiness through Online Learning--ACTE

Conferences
2011 Rural Washington Pathways to Prosperity Conference in Moses Lake

New website
National Association of Workforce Boards launches new web site

January 2011

Education
Career Maps--Seattle-King County WDC

Reports
Coordinating Workforce and Economic Development around Strategic Industry Clusters (SHB 1323)
Association for Career and Technical Education brief

November 2010

Reports
Survey of Washington Manufacturing Executives (2010)
Steps to Success: Community College Milestones report

Communication from agencies and organizations
WorkFirst budget reduction letter from DSHS

Correspondence
Rick Bender resignation letter
Governor WDC approval letter

September 2010

Awards
Career Bridge wins national award from Council of State Governments

Budget Proposal
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges 2011-2013 Budget Proposal

Training Benefits changes
Employment Security Department: Training Benefits Modernization, ARRA Funding
RCW Amendments: Training Benefits with Department of Labor Changes

Health Care
Certified Home Care Aide proposal

Education
Washington Graduation Requirements PowerPoint

July 2010

News articles/blogs
Blue Collar Blues: As the economy rebounds, can we transform America’s service sector jobs into higher-paying careers? (Newsweek)
No Worker Left Behind: 75 percent obtain, retain jobs (State of Michigan)

Communication from agencies and organizations
WIA 10 Percent Recommendation to Governor (Workforce Board)

March 2010

News articles/blogs
Columbia Basin fills gaps in Hanford economy

Communication from agencies and organizations
Senator Murray announces grant
Washington Families Fund: High-Needs Family Profile
Department of Commerce: Green Economy Recovery Grant Chart

Reports
Washington State Annual Report on the Workforce Investment Act Title I-B
Thriving in Challenging Times: Connecting Education to Economic Development Through Career Pathways
The Aspen Institute: Improving "No Child Left Behind": Linking World-Class Education Standards To America's Economic Recovery

Board Bylaws
Board Bylaws as approved

January 2010

News articles/blogs
Stimulus funds going for green jobs in state (Seattle Times)
CTE Gets a Makeover: Preparing Students for $60,000 Jobs (Chicago Tribune)
Where the Jobs Will be This Decade (National Public Radio)

Communication from agencies and organizations
Employment Security Department announces 2009 Labor Market and Economic Report
Association for Career and Technical Education announces new issue brief on adolescent literacy
2009-2010 Washington State Latino Hispanic Assessment Report
Clean Energy Grant Award Press Release from U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

Early Staff Reports (These reports are regularly updated)
Major Workforce Bills
Health Care Updates

General Information
Green Job Grant (materials handed in the brown folder are posted on this website)

 

 

 

 

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