Olympic Workforce Development Council
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Port Orchard, WA,  98366
FAX: 360-337-5721
Last Updated:  August 29, 2014



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NEW  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

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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 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 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.

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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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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