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Washington's Workforce Development System

Our state's workforce system helps Washington residents find jobs, re-enter the workforce, or move ahead in their careers.The programs begin with high school and reach through apprenticeships, certificate programs and college, but stop short of a four-year degree.

 

How are the 12 largest of these programs performing?

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At the state level, the Workforce Board coordinates 16 programs administered by seven agencies. Every four years, the Workforce Board develops a state strategic plan to address state needs. The Board reports to the Legislature every year on the progress of this plan. At the local level, Washington's 12 Workforce Development Councils direct WIOA Title I-B activities, provide employer outreach, and oversee the state's WorkSource employment centers. Each council develops a local strategic plan assessing local employment to coordinate workforce activities throughout their area.

 

Together, the state-defined workforce development system manages just under $1 billion a year in state and federal expenditures.

 

Organization Program Public Funding: Federal and State

Employment Security Department

WIOA, Title I-B Dislocated Worker Program

WIOA, Title I-B Adult Training Programs

WIOA, Title I-B Youth Activities Program

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Training Benefits Program

Wagner-Peyser

$12,883,000

$12,929,000

$12,796,000

$5,913,000

$915,000

$13,424,000

Subtotal for Employment Security Department
$58,860,000

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Postsecondary Professional Technical Education

Basic Education for Adults

Worker Retraining Program

Job Skills Program

Customized Training Program

$264,897,000

$115,160,000

$39,759,000

$2,206,000

$132,000

Subtotal for State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
$422,154,000

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Secondary Career and Technical Education

 

$420,232,000

Department of Social and Health Services

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

$63,149,000

Department of Services for the Blind

Vocational Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

$13,074,000

Department of Labor and Industries

Apprenticeship

$2,063,000

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board Private Career Schools
N/A

The major public investment is financial aid for students, outside the scope of this chart.

Total Public Funds

$979,532,000

 

These figures are for 2015-16.

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