Olympic Workforce Development Council
Human Services
614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
FAX: 360-337-5721
 
Last Updated:  August 29, 2014

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Workforce development in Kitsap gets a boost from Congress
An overhauled public workforce development program will be signed into law by President Obama after overwhelming passage by both the House of Representatives and Senate, routing funding to Kitsap County to provide job training and employment support services.
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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Here is a resource webpage for the new WIOA http://www.doleta.gov/wioa that President Obama signed into law July 22, 2014.  On the web page there is a copy of the Vice-President's report on Job-Driven Training which was just completed.  Please check out the FAQs.

RideshareOnline is an easy way to help commuters find out about free carpools, vanpools and bicycle ridematching services, along with SchoolPool carpooling programs for parents, and information about the benefits of teleworking from home. Employers can also use RideShareOnline to help manage their employee transportation programs which in turn lowers costs, increases productivity and distributes incentives online while protecting the environment. Go here to access RideshareOnline.

Kitsap awarded funding to reduce long-term unemployment  Governor Jay Inslee announced yesterday Kitsap County, along with Clallam and Jefferson counties which together form the Olympic Consortium, was awarded $193,000 to help return the long-term unemployed to work.  Click here for more information

Olympic Consortium applies for funding to enhance Long-Term Unemployed programs in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties. 
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Olympic Consortium Board Chair Commissioner Garrido's thank you letter to Senator Murray. Click here.

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FUNCTION

The Olympic Workforce Development Council was formed pursuant to the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Public Law 105-220.  The Council works in partnership with the nine county commissioners of the Olympic Consortium Board to provide policy guidance and program oversight for WIA activities within the service delivery area of Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson Counties.  The Council develops strategic and operational plans for the approval of the Olympic Consortium board and the Governor.

   
NUMBER OF MEMBERS / APPOINTMENT TERMS

The Council is composed of 30 members who are appointed by the Olympic Consortium Board from the three-county area. Members represent the business sector, organized labor, education, rehabilitation agencies, economic development agencies, public welfare agencies, community-based organizations, and public employment services. Most members are appointed to a three year term.

The Council is assisted by a 14-member Youth Council. Their duties include developing the youth-related portions of the local plan, recommending eligible providers of youth activities, and coordinating and overseeing youth activities offered through local providers.

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