Make It In Washington Project
Six counties added to Make it in Washington Grant
Benton, Chelan, Garfield, Island, Thurston, and Walla Walla Counties are now able to receive funding through the Make it in Washington Grant.
Make It In Washington Grant pays for workers to
- Online training.
- Technical certification.
- College-level classes.
What’s in it for you and your business?
- Funding for tuition for targeted employees to gain the skills and technology know-how required for a successful manufacturing operation. Courses are offered through Highline and Shoreline Colleges, and Washington State University’s Global Initiative Program.
- Technical Assistance from Impact Washington, our state’s non-profit manufacturing consultation service. Impact Washington will provide guidance and experienced advice in improving operational efficiencies, staff advancement, and navigating the risk involved in pursuing new customers, new markets and new products.
- The focus will define an assessment of the enterprise value of a company that will serve as a baseline to quantify the effectiveness of any staff and operational change efforts and build a plan for growth.
The following counties have been approved to participate in the grant:
Are you interested in the Make it in Washington Grant? Contact Mike Brennan, (360) 709-4616.
Resources and Contacts:
Innovate Washington Foundation
The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
Washington State University - Global Initiative Program
Make it in Washington one sheet
Make it in Washington poster
- Details the project's vision, goals, plans and objectives, and desired outcomes.
- Selected to hang in the entryway of the U.S. Economic Development Authority in Washington, D.C.
Workforce Board administers grant
The Workforce Board is administering a portion of a $2.7 million grant from the
U.S. Department of Labor, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and
the Economic Development Administration that provides education and training to
manufacturing workers in rural, economically challenged parts of the state.
The Make It In Washington project focuses three federal funding resources to provide education, training and strategic consulting opportunities for manufacturers in Washington’s rural counties.
Grant gives manufaturers an edge
The project helps manufacturers improve their staff, expand productivity, plan for critical staff retirements, and boost profitability through strategic consulting, supply chain identification and management training to allow manufacturers to compete for business that currently goes overseas.