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NEWS AND EVENTS
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
View our state's progress in planning WIOA implementation at
New Website Shows Earnings For WA Graduates Employed In
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
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.
out the quarterly newsletter
Olympic WorkSource Newsletter
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
Click here for more information
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. Here is a resource webpage for the new 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.
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
here to access RideshareOnline.
Consortium applies for funding to enhance Long-Term Unemployed programs
in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties.
here for more information.
Olympic Consortium Board Chair Commissioner Garrido's
thank you letter to Senator Murray. Click
Click here to check out
current Human Services News.
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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
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