ERIC Number: ED385720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
High Skills, High Wages. Washington's Comprehensive Plan for Workforce Training and Education.
Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
An analysis conducted by the state of Washington showed that the new jobs of the future will require workers with skills acquired in technical areas, but not college degrees. The analysis suggests that the present educational system is not producing an adequate supply of such workers and that more nontraditional workers will have to be recruited in order to meet the demand. In addition, the educational system must be reformed to provide more customer-focused employment and training services with more systemwide accountability. Three goals were set for work force training and education: (1) ensuring that the people of Washington will succeed in an economy that requires higher levels of skill and knowledge; (2) ensuring that all Washington residents have opportunities to learn and to advance in their chosen field of work; and (3) changing the ways of learning and teaching, so that all training and education programs are customer-driven, competency-based, and focused on achieving results. Eleven recommendations for action were made. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington