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Workforce Board Activities

From programs that target teens in danger of dropping out of high school to industry skill panels that help bridge the gap between high-demand jobs and the training workers need to succeed, the Workforce Board advocates for a better educated, better prepared Washington workforce. The following are previous initiatives that were implemented by the Workforce Board.

Previous Initiatives


U.S.D.A. Rural Enterprise Development Grant- Surveys the ag industry to find and address skill gaps


Make It in Washington - Federal grant to advance education & skills of rural manufacturing employees

Opportunity Internship Program

Dropout Prevention and Retrieval

Lifelong Learning Account (LILA) - Pilot program aimed at helping employees save for further education.

Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)

Best Practices Awards - Awards recognize innovation in workforce development

Workforce Investment Act - Federal act provides range of workforce development activities through June 2015.

Measuring Workforce Development Success (IPI)

Strategic Industry Cluster Policy - A comprehensive look at key industries that drive the economy and state's workforce demand.

High Skills, High Wages -- Washington's previous workforce development plan

Evergreen Jobs Leadership Team

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Page, including green jobs & health career ladder.

High Skills, High Wages Strategic Fund - Launching the next generation of skill panels

Industry Skill Panels - Public/private partnerships of business, labor and education

Retooling Washington's Workforce - Statewide collaborative in partnership with local teams focusing on getting unemployed back to work.
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