WA State Centers of Excellence
Washington shall become a national model in developing partnerships among business, industry and education for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives to meet the current and future needs of the industries critical to the state's economic vitality.
Washington's Centers of Excellence shall serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor and the state's educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the industries driving the state's economy and supporting Washington families.
- Establish a primarily industry-based Advisory Board with appropriate labor representation.
- Convene, problem solve and disseminate industry-specific solutions with other agencies and groups as appropriate.
- Provide and solicit updates to stakeholders on a regular basis.
- Provide maximum efficiency and leverage available resources to support operations, new initiatives and emerging trends.
- Be an effective broker among all colleges.
- Continue to be a resource for the K12 system.
- Maintain an accessible, highly functional, and relevant website.
- Core expectations.
- Guidance of each center’s industry advisory group.
- State’s initiatives on job creation.
- State Board’s priorities.
- Community and Technical College system’s priorities for developing career pathways and other innovative practices.
- Allied Health
- Careers in Education
- Clean Energy
- Homeland Security-Emergency Management
- Information and Computing Technology
- Global Trade and Supply Chain Management
- Marine Manufacturing and Technology