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World Class Education

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Support career preparation beyond high school

Strategy: Support career preparation beyond high school

Agency: 354 - Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

A001 - Administration of the Workforce Education Coordinating Board Operations

This activity provides administrative support to the Workforce Education and Coordinating Board for all activities and programs, under the Workforce Board’s operating functions. Activities also include facilities management (office space, utilities, building lease and maintenance issues); meeting human resource needs (recruitment, staff development, collective bargaining-health-retirement benefits communications); organizing workplace health and safety events; conducting risk management; motor pool fleet management and employee parking, arranging information technology systems and equipment improvements; and coordination of board meetings (published schedules, locations, transportation arrangements, facilitator contracts, and preparation of meeting agendas).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.0 6.0 6.0
001 - General Fund
State 320,000 327,000 647,000
Federal 95,000 105,000 200,000
Local 5,000 5,000 10,000
001 - General Fund Totals 420,000 437,000 857,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 18,000 18,000 36,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.0 6.0 6.0
GFS 320,000.0 327,000.0 647,000.0
Other 118,000.0 128,000.0 246,000.0
Totals 438,000.0 455,000.0 893,000.0
Expected Results

Ensure that schools are billed semi-monthly, deposits monitored, late fees collected, and all claims paid within 60 days.

A002 - Evaluation, Research and Reporting

The Workforce Board evaluates the results of investment in workforce development, and assesses the amount and quality of the supply and demand for skilled workers, based on data from educational institutions, state and federal agencies, surveys, and workforce training providers, focusing on participant employment rates and earnings. The Board also assesses the supply and demand for skilled workers in Washington to identify likely shortages of skilled labor across a broad range of occupational areas. This research is provided to the public and policymakers, employers, students, workers and counselors. Products include analysis of workforce participation and costs across the system, and detailed evaluation of the state's largest workforce programs, including periodic cost/benefit analysis. The Board also provides Career Bridge, a searchable, public website that describes over 6,500 education programs as well as other career guidance resources.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4.5 4.5 4.5
001 - General Fund
State 430,000 433,000 863,000
Federal 165,000 185,000 350,000
Local 20,000 20,000 40,000
001 - General Fund Totals 615,000 638,000 1,253,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 14,000 14,000 28,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4.5 4.5 4.5
GFS 430,000.0 433,000.0 863,000.0
Other 199,000.0 219,000.0 418,000.0
Totals 629,000.0 652,000.0 1,281,000.0

A003 - Consumer Protection

This activity ensures consumer protection through two main functions:. First, the licensing and monitoring of private career schools operating in Washington is necessary to provide standards for private career schools and to protect students against fraudulent or substandard schools including functioning as a State Approving Agency for Veterans programs, approving and monitoring veterans' educational and training programs at public and private non-degree institutions for veterans utilizing their educational benefits under the GI Bill. Second, the administration of a tuition guarantee fund that protects students in the event of a sudden school closure or the investigation of student complaints with finding of a violation of an unfair business act.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.5 5.5 5.5
001 - General Fund
State 380,000 378,000 758,000
Federal 125,000 145,000 270,000
001 - General Fund Totals 505,000 523,000 1,028,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 18,000 18,000 36,000
503 - Tuition Recovery Trust Account
Non-Appropriated 270,000 271,000 541,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.5 5.5 5.5
GFS 380,000.0 378,000.0 758,000.0
Other 413,000.0 434,000.0 847,000.0
Totals 793,000.0 812,000.0 1,605,000.0

000712 - Number of licensed non degree granting, private postsecondary vocational institutions

Track number of new schools licensed and schools that renew annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 0 0
2015-17 Q4 0 0
2015-17 Q5 0 0
2015-17 Q6 0 0
2015-17 Q7 0 0
2015-17 Q8 0 0
2017-19 Q1 75 75
2017-19 Q2 62 75
2017-19 Q3 87 75
2017-19 Q4 93 75
2017-19 Q5 91 75
2017-19 Q6 66 75
2017-19 Q7 16 75
2017-19 Q8 0 75

000714 - Percentage of resolved complaints

Percentage of student inquiries and complaints filed against non-degree granting private vocational schools that are mediated and resolved. Attempt to mediate student complaint with parties when feasible.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 100% 100%
2017-19 Q2 100% 100%
2017-19 Q3 100% 100%
2017-19 Q4 100% 100%
2017-19 Q5 0% 100%
2017-19 Q6 0% 100%
2017-19 Q7 0% 100%
2017-19 Q8 0% 100%

002880 - Number of compliance surveys and new school/facility inspections conducted of VA approved schools

Conduct compliance survey as required by VA contract
Biennium Period Actual Target
2017-19 Q1 0 8
2017-19 Q2 0 8
2017-19 Q3 0 8
2017-19 Q4 0 8
2017-19 Q5 0 8
2017-19 Q6 0 8
2017-19 Q7 0 8
2017-19 Q8 0 8

A004 - Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Federal and state funds provide support for secondary and postsecondary technical and career education programs in high schools, skills centers and community and technical colleges. Funds are used for programmatic support, and for career counseling, including the nationally renowned Career Bridge website and the Where Are You Going? Career Guide, which has statewide distribution. The Workforce Board, as the eligible agency for the federal funds, establishes CTE policies and planning priorities and determines funding distribution. The Workforce Board’s executive director is the state’s director of career and technical education. This role entails oversight for the program, including the administrative planning, fiscal and programmatic compliance, performance accountability and reporting.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.0 6.0 6.0
001 - General Fund
State 365,000 377,000 742,000
Federal 21,297,000 23,303,000 44,600,000
Local 25,000 25,000 50,000
001 - General Fund Totals 21,687,000 23,705,000 45,392,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 18,000 18,000 36,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.0 6.0 6.0
GFS 365,000.0 377,000.0 742,000.0
Other 21,340,000.0 23,346,000.0 44,686,000.0
Totals 21,705,000.0 23,723,000.0 45,428,000.0

000885 - Career Bridge page views

Career Bridge page views for the last four quarters
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 0 0
2015-17 Q4 0 160,000
2015-17 Q5 0 0
2015-17 Q6 0 0
2015-17 Q7 0 0
2015-17 Q8 0 160,000
2017-19 Q1 6,777,183 7,000,000
2017-19 Q2 6,827,891 7,000,000
2017-19 Q3 6,607,742 7,000,000
2017-19 Q4 6,399,165 7,000,000
2017-19 Q5 6,181,874 7,000,000
2017-19 Q6 6,224,025 7,000,000
2017-19 Q7 0 7,000,000
2017-19 Q8 0 7,000,000

A005 - Continuous Improvement of the Workforce System: TAP and Special Projects

The Workforce Board (Board) is chartered by state and federal statutes to oversee the continuous improvement of the state’s publicly supported workforce development system. The cornerstone of this work is the 2016–2020 State Strategic Workforce Plan titled Talent and Prosperity for All (TAP). TAP brings all system partners together to create a seamless service delivery system. The result will be integrated wrap around services for workers seeking employment and career advancement, in particular those that are facing barriers to employment, while connecting employers with a talented workforce. The Board is responsible for oversight of TAP implementation, and policy development to support institutionalization of new or enhanced practices. The Board has convened six committees, staffed by Board employees, which focus on specific systemic issues, including: improving business engagement, streamlined customer service, data sharing and performance accountability, a common intake process, professional development, and accessibility. Oversight of the work of partner organizations to implement TAP, and developing policy recommendations will be accomplished largely through these 6 committees. In addition to the improvements and goals outlined in TAP, there is often a need to test new concepts or service models before policy recommendations are advanced. This activity category also encompasses grant-funded projects or projects directed by proviso that are classified as continuous improvement projects. These projects include, but are not limited to: Make It In Washington; NGA Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning,; sector-specific skills gap research and analysis, including aerospace and healthcare.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4.3 2.2 3.3
001 - General Fund
State 775,000 483,000 1,258,000
Federal 4,500,000 5,589,000 10,089,000
Local 55,000 56,000 111,000
001 - General Fund Totals 5,330,000 6,128,000 11,458,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 20,000 20,000 40,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4.3 2.2 3.3
GFS 775,000.0 483,000.0 1,258,000.0
Other 4,575,000.0 5,665,000.0 10,240,000.0
Totals 5,350,000.0 6,148,000.0 11,498,000.0