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Workforce Train & Educ Coord Board - Current Law


The Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (the Board) is a partnership of business, labor, and government dedicated to helping Washington residents obtain and succeed in family wage jobs, while meeting employers' needs for skilled workers. The Board serves as an advisor to the Governor and the Legislature on issues related to workforce development. Core functions include planning, coordination, performance accountability, policy analysis, and research and development for 19 funding streams that comprise the state's workforce development system. The Board provides specific consumer protection for students of private career colleges and veterans using GI Bill benefits, and more general protection for users of the broader system. The Board serves by federal and state statutes as overseer of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), administrator of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the Veterans Course Approval program. By state statute, the Board administers the Private Vocational Schools Act, the Tuition Recovery Trust Fund, and the state’s industry cluster analysis program. In order to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce development system, the Board also undertakes research and demonstration activities and supports professional development opportunities for workforce development practitioners in partnership with stakeholder organizations.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board is to shape strategies to create and sustain a high skill, high wage economy.
Request 69,180,000
Net change from current biennium 4,721,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 7.3% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
55,611,000 General Fund - Federal 42,382,386 55,611,000 55,914,000
250,000 250,000 Coronavirus St Fiscal Recovery Fund - Federal
212,000 General Fund - Private/Local 59,909 212,000 212,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated
149,652 149,652 Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 71,205
(549,000) Tuition Recovery Trust Account - Nonappropriated 540,110 549,000 567,000
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated
7,937,000 General Fund - State 4,305,790 7,937,000 9,239,000
150,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 47,356 150,000 2,714,000
Climate Commitment Account - State 534,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 176,000
64,309,652 (149,348) Total Appropriated Funds 47,582,755 64,459,000 69,180,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 23,976,496 25,099,146 3,309,311 33,372,000 35,808,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
2,502,721 5.6% (19,174,297) (40.3%) 40,771,542 143.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 25.0 24.7 23.3 31.0 29.2