Working for America
State Workforce Investment Board
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
Eleni Papadakis, Executive Director
128 10th Avenue SW
PO Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 753-5662
Fax: (360) 586-5862
Key Workforce Priorities
- Youth: Ensure all youth receive the education, training, and support they need for success in postsecondary education and/or work.
- Adult: Provide Washington adults (including those with barriers to education and employment) with access to lifelong education, training, and employment services.
- Business & Industry: Meet the workforce needs of industry by preparing students, current workers, and dislocated workers with the skills employers need.
- Washington's businesses and employees are competitive globally; the state is the 4th largest exporter in the entire U.S.
- Washington has a higher concentration of adults with at least 12 years of education (including over 30 percent with bachelor's degrees) than any Western state, and ranks 6th among all states.
- Washington was fifth per capita in community and technical college enrollment nationwide in the 2006-2007 academic year (most recent data available).
- The Washington Career Bridge web site (www.CareerBridge.wa.gov) received a national Innovation Award from the Council of State Governments in 2010. The site provides performance results for many of the state's education and training programs.
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