Washington Workforce Development News

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

July 18, 2019

 

WORKFORCE BOARD SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR NEW CREDENTIAL COORDINATOR POSITION
The Workforce Board is seeking an experienced education/workforce professional to coordinate a project that aims to upload thousands of Washington education programs from CareerBridge.wa.gov to a national credential registry. The agency was awarded a $50,000 grant from Credential Engine and will be the 10th state to add credentials to the national registry. The coordinator will provide one-on-one assistance through a “Help Desk,” create training materials, and convene a new Credential Advisory Committee, among other activities. Proposals must be submitted through the state’s contracting portal WEBS by July 29. More details: http://www.wtb.wa.gov/credentialengine.asp

 

SPEAKING OF CREDENTIALS…FUTURE OF WORK TASK FORCE HOLDS CREDENTIAL TRANSPARENCY WEBINAR NEXT WEEK

As credentials proliferate online, in schools and colleges, and within industry, there’s a need to clearly distinguish between and among them by defining skills, competencies, and experiences associated with each. Workforce Board Executive Director Eleni Papadakis will moderate a webinar from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 22, about credential transparency and credential literacy. A panel of national speakers will discuss the building blocks being created to help states and others re-imagine credentialing systems, and the business and labor perspectives on these issues. They’ll discuss the need to better describe, and make publicly available, information on the wide range of education credentials. The Workforce Board’s Future of Work Task Force is exploring credentials and their ability to make our workforce more nimble and responsive to rapid change. More webinar details: https://bit.ly/2RfbIGf

 

WA WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION SEEKS PRESENTATIONS FOR OCTOBER CONFERENCE

The Washington Workforce Association is seeking presentations for the association’s fourth annual conference slated for October 29-30 in Sea-Tac. Dubbed “Sharing the Vision: Navigating the Future Workforce Together,” this two-day conference focuses on partnerships and engagement with businesses and jobseekers, performance and operations, impacts of technology, equity and inclusion strategies, and self-care. Deadline to submit a presentation is August 16. More details: https://bit.ly/2Sjzpii

 

WA-ACTE SUMMER CONFERENCE RIGHT AROUND CORNER—REGISTER NOW!

It’s almost time for the annual Washington Association for Career and Technical Education conference in Spokane, slated for Aug. 4-7. The Workforce Board is among the sponsors of this multi-day conference aimed at CTE teachers from around the state. https://www.wa-acte.org/summer