Provides a plan for Washington’s workforce, from preparing workers with the education and training needed to land family-wage jobs to supplying industry with a skilled workforce to improve Washington’s economy.
“High Skills, High Wages 2008–2018 provided a detailed plan for Washington’s workforce, from preparing workers with the education and training needed to land family-wage jobs to supplying industry with a skilled, flexible workforce to move Washington’s economy ahead. [It planned] along a 10-year horizon, to [allow] time to make [the] vision of a stronger economy a reality. To get there, [Washington will] coordinate and implement key strategies to boost the state’s workforce system, which spans seven state agencies, 18 programs and nearly $900 million in state and federal funds. This plan offered a clear and comprehensive look at [the] state’s workforce challenges, and opportunities, with a focus on three key groups: youth, adults, and industry. All play a vital role in [the] economy. Each merits greater attention, especially during an economic downturn” (p.1). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)