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2009 – 2011 Operating Budget

Workforce-Related Items
Budget as Enacted

Workforce Board

  • Budget Reduction: The general fund–state (GF-S) maintenance-level funding for the Workforce Board is reduced by $565,000.
  • Evergreen Jobs Act: $60,000 of GF-S for 2010 and $60,000 of GF-S for 2011 are provided solely for implementation of E2SHB 2227.

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Longitudinal Data: $1,227,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $1,227,000 for 2011 are provided solely for the creation of a statewide data base of longitudinal student information.
  • Comprehensive Data System:  $1,475,000 of GFS for 2010 and $1,045,000 of GFS for 2011, and $435,000 of GF Federal are provided solely for implementing a comprehensive data system to include financial, student, and educator data. The office of the superintendent of public instruction will convene a data governance group to create a comprehensive needs-requirement document, conduct a gap analysis, and define operating rules and a governance structure for K-12 data collections.
  • Pre-apprenticeship: $175,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $175,000 for 2011 are provided solely for incentive grants for districts and pilot projects to develop pre-apprenticeship programs. Incentive grant awards up to $10,000 each shall be used to support the program's design, school/business/labor agreement negotiations, and recruiting high school students for pre-apprenticeship programs in the building trades and crafts.
  • Navigation 101: $3,219,000 of GF-S for 2010 and $3,220,000 for 2011 are provided solely for the dissemination of the Navigation 101 curriculum.
  • Building Bridges:  $675,000 of GF-S for 2010 and $675,000 of GF-S for 2011 are provided solely for implementation of a statewide program for comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval.
  • CTE Funding Formulas: Career and technical education programs at comprehensive high schools are funded at 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units for each 19.5 full-time equivalent vocational student. Non-employee-related costs (NERCs) are funded at $24,999 per certificated staff unit in the 2009-10 school year and $25,449 per certificated staff unit in the 2010-11 school year.
  • Skills Center Funding Formulas: Skills center programs are funded at 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative units for each 16.67 full-time equivalent vocational student. NERCs are funded at $19,395 per certificated staff unit in the 2009-10 school year and a maximum of $19,744 per certificated staff unit in the 2010-11 school year.
  • Middle School CTE: $1,781,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $1,943,000 for 2011 are provided solely to allow approved middle and junior high school career and technical education programs to receive enhanced vocational funding. The allocation is formula/driven based on passage of 2SSB 5676 and OSPI shall adjust funding to stay within the amounts provided in this subsection.
  • CTE Grants: $2,750,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $2,750,000 for 2011 are provided solely for secondary career and technical education grants pursuant to chapter 170, Laws of 2008. This funding may also be used to support FIRST Robotics programs.
  • Summer School CTE:  Authorizes a maximum of $2,385,000 to be expended for 2010 year and a maximum of $2,385,000 for the 2011 fiscal year for summer vocational programs at skills centers.
  • Student Leadership Organizations:  $97,000 of GFS for 2010 and $97,000 of GFS for 2011 are provided solely to support vocational student leadership organizations.

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

  • Worker Retraining: $28,761,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010, $28,761,000 of GF-S for 2011 are provided solely as special funds for training and related support services, including financial aid. Funding is provided to support up to 6,200 student FTES in 2010 and 6,200 full-time equivalent student FTEs in 2011.
  • Job Skills Program:  $2,725,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $2,725,000 for 2011 are provided solely for administration and customized training contracts through the job skills program.
  • Student Achievement Initiative: From the overall appropriation to the community college system, $3,500,000 is provided for the student achievement initiative.
  • Online Learning Technology:  $1,112,000 of GF-S for 2010 and $1,113,000 of GF-S for 2011 are provided solely for SBCTC to enhance online distance learning and open courseware technology. Funds are to be used to support open courseware, open textbooks, open licenses to increase access, affordability and quality of courses in higher education.
  • Health Care Workers:  $2,250,000 of GFS for 2010 and $2,250,000 of GFS for 2011 are provided solely for the hospital employee education and training program under which labor, management, and college partnerships develop or expand and evaluate training programs for incumbent hospital workers that lead to careers in nursing and other high-demand health care occupations.
  • Workforce Language in the Budget: “When implementing the appropriations in this section, the SBCTC and the trustees of the individual community and technical colleges shall minimize impact on academic programs, maximize reductions in administration, and shall at least maintain, and endeavor to increase, enrollment opportunities and degree and certificate production in high employer-demand fields of study at their academic year 2008-09 levels.
  • Applied Baccalaureate Degree: Within the board's 2009-11 biennial budget allocation to Bellevue Community College, the college may implement an additional applied baccalaureate degree in interior design.

Employment Security Department

  • $293,000 of the administrative contingency fund for 2010 is provided solely for the implementation of HB 2227 (evergreen jobs act).
  • $7,000,000 of GFS for 2010 is provided solely for the implementation of SB 5809 (Workforce employment and training).

Higher Education Coordinating Board

  • Part-Time Student Financial Aid: $500,000 of GF-S dollars for 2010 and $500,000 for 2011 are provided solely for state need grants provided to students enrolled in three to five credit-bearing quarter credits.

Baccalaureate Institutions

  • Workforce Language in the Budget: Directs the four-year universities to maintain, and endeavor to increase, enrollment and degree production levels at or beyond their academic year 2008-09 levels in high-demand fields – S; set target for specific number of graduates in high demand.

Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

  • Evergreen Jobs Act: $10,500,000 of GF Federal is provided for training and technical assistance associated with low income weatherization programs. Subject to federal requirements, CTED shall provide: (i) Up to $4,000,000 to the SBCTC to provide workforce training related to weatherization and energy efficiency; (ii) up to $3,000,000 to the Bellingham opportunity council to provide workforce training related to energy efficiency and weatherization; and (iii) up to $3,500,000 to community-based organizations and to community action agencies consistent with the provisions of E2SSB 2227 (evergreen jobs act).

Workforce-related bills (summaries and status)

Committee hearing schedule on workforce-related issues

Workforce Development Newsletter

Link to all current budget proposals

   
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