The preparation of a skilled, successful workforce aligned to the needs of business and industry.
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Links for Business: Regional

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Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Island County Economic Development Council

Marine Center of Excellence
The Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology is a "one-stop shop" - a place where Industry and Educators partner to more efficiently stay abreast of emerging technologies and employment trends while collaborating to develop the needed workforce resources.
San Juan County Economic Development Council

wwu center for economic and business research

wwu small business development Center

Bellingham Technical College

Northwest Indian College

Skagit Valley College

Whatcom Community College

Links for Business: Statewide

Access Washington
The official state government web site.
Washing State site for job listings, searching resumes, labor market information, and other employer information and links.
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington State. OSPI works with the state’s school districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
Shared Work Program
This Employment Security Department Program offers qualifying businesses an alternative to laying off full time employees.  Eligible workers collect partial unemployment benefits to replace a portion of wages lost due to a reduction in hours.  Shared Work helps businesses retain skilled workers, reduce payroll costs, and avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees when business picks back up.
Washington State Labor Market Information
Source for labor market information for the State of Washington. Within this site you can find economic information to help you make informed decisions--whether you are an employer or a job seeker, a student or an economic analyst.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, led by a nine-member governor-appointed board, advocates, coordinates and directs Washington state’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges.

Washington Workforce Association
The Washington Workforce Association (WWA) is the statewide association that promotes, enhances, and serves the interests of Washington State's Workforce Development Councils. Our vision is to help create the most competitive workforce in the global economy.
Washington Economic Development Association
WEDA is an economic development professional's organization that seeks to stimulate the economic vitality of the state at the local community level.
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
The WTECB works in partnership with business, labor, local workforce development councils, and other Washington state agencies to address the challenges facing employers and workers.

Links for Business: National

National Association of Counties (NACo)
NACo, the only national organization that represents county governments. NACo is a full-service organization that provides an extensive line of services including legislative, research, and technical as well as public affairs assistance to its members.
National Association of Workforce Boards
NAWB represents business-led Workforce Boards that plan and oversee state and local workforce development and job training programs. Our members are volunteers working in their communities to create a more highly skilled workforce. Workforce Boards consist of public and private sector members who are leading the way in workforce development so that America can remain competitive in the global marketplace.
National skills coalition

National workforce Association

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment & Training

U.S. Department of Labor Funding Levels
In these pages you will find information about ETA's available funding levels authorized for our programs and activities, as well as selected State spending data.
Links to Information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - WIOA US Department of Labor - WIOA