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Washington Workforce Association
The Washington Workforce Association (WWA) provides information about workforce development policy and programs as requested by its members, government agencies, local, state and federal elected officials and their staff. WWA works closely with other statewide and regional organizations to insure that Washington's workforce system is well coordinated, funded and focused on benefits for job seekers and business. WorkForce Central, as the Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council, is one of the 12 members of the WWA.
2013 WWA Workforce Policy Framework and Legislative FrameworkThe Washington Workforce Association is uniquely positioned to provide the workforce system continuity of leadership. The twelve Workforce Development Councils, which form WWA have implemented local strategies at the local level to weather the Great Recession by closing skill gaps, putting people back to work and increasing productivity to harness opportunity for long-term economic development. The Washington Workforce Association is committed to maintaining this momentum as changes take place both nationally and in Washington State.
WWA Key Principles
The following principles drive WWA’s local strategic thinking and are the lens through which it evaluates legislation and policies at both the state and national levels:
Measure success by the returns achieved when people return to work and business productivity improves.
II. Local Flexibility and Authority
Ensure that Workforce Development Councils have both the authority and the policy flexibility to respond to local and regional workforce development needs.
III. Business-Led Boards
Support business-led Workforce Development Councils as the primary responsible entity for overseeing workforce investments, issues and initiatives.
IV. Sustainable Investments
Encourage sustainable investments in both the delivery of services and local infrastructure so that Workforce Development Councils have the necessary resources to put people to work and to provide talent to businesses.
Printer Friendly version of the 2013 WWA Workforce Policy and Legislative Framework
WWA Annual Report, Program Year 2011