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Workforce Investment Act

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) replaced the Job Training Partnership Act in 1998 and became effective in Washington in 2000. The federal act provides a range of workforce development activities administered through the Employment Security Department and local area Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). The WDC link also includes the map of the 12 Workforce Development Areas and each region's strategic plan for workforce development. Get more information about Workforce Development Councils.

Those activities provide employment and training services designed to benefit employers, dislocated workers, and low-income youth. The Workforce Board serves as the state Workforce Investment Board (required by WIA) and manages the performance accountability for WIA-funded programs in Washington.

2013 - 2017 Workforce Integrated Plan Guidelines (November 15, 2012 approved) - For use by Workforce Development Councils and their workforce development partners in developing new local plans.

Other links referenced in the State Plan:

Federal Workforce Investment Act (Department of Labor website)

Questions about this state plan should be jointly directed by e-mail to Gary Kamimura at gkamimura@esd.wa.gov and to Terri Colbert at terri.colbert@wtb.wa.gov.

Washington's 2012-16 State Integrated Workforce Plan .



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