Olympic Workforce Development Council
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614 Division Street, MS-23
Port Orchard, WA,  98366
Phone: 360-337-7185 * FAX: 360-337-5721
Last Updated:  March 27, 2015



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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Here is the link to the state's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resource webpage http://wtb.wa.gov/WIOA.asp. (Check out the shiny red-white-and-blue button, to learn more about the planning and process that's underway.

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.

Career Bridge Updated With Fresh Labor Market Information
Wondering how fast a particular occupation is growing in our state and how much you're likely to earn if you land a job in a certain field? Get the latest labor market data on starting and average wages, along with projected openings for hundreds of occupations in Washington, on www.CareerBridge.wa.gov
. The site, created and administered by the Workforce Board, was recently updated with fresh data from the state's Employment Security Department. Click on the View Job Trends section and see which occupations are hot, and which are not.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on WIOA
The U.S. Department of Labor is offering a high-level set of recommendations for states as they move toward implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). More at http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=7353. View our state's progress in planning WIOA implementation at http://wtb.wa.gov/WIOA.asp

New Website Shows Earnings For WA Graduates Employed In Our State
A new website from the Education Research and Data Center displays earnings of students completing certificates and degrees from Washington's public schools and universities, and for those completing apprenticeship programs in Washington. The data is centered on those employed in Washington, work all four quarters in a calendar year, and whose annual earnings are at least $14,000, or roughly 75 percent of full-time hours at Washington's minimum wage. More at: http://www.erdcdata.wa.gov/esm.aspx

Legislative Pages Active As 2015 Session Moves Ahead

The Workforce Board regularly updates our legislative pages, posting legislation and committee activities of interest to the workforce development community. We also post presentations and TVW links of key meetings. http://wtb.wa.gov/LegislativeUpdates.asp

Check out the quarterly newsletter Olympic WorkSource Newsletter

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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.


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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