IMPACT Washington is a statewide program that helps businesses become more competitive and profitable. It is staffed by seasoned industry professionals with expertise in a diverse range of industries, products and services. From lean manufacturing to marketing, the program provides one-on-one consultations, customized training and educational seminars.
Job Skills Program
If your company needs a customized training program, Washington State’s Job Skills Program (JSP) can help you connect with a local community college to design and teach it. The program creates employment opportunities in communities with high unemployment rates, high rates of poverty, and communities impacted by large-scale job loss. JSP funds half of the training cost; partner employers provide a cash or in-kind match to fund the other half.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. We provide FREE and confidential business assistance and support to regional businesses in marketing and selling to federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors. We also assist agencies, departments and primes in their efforts to comply with federal and state procurement diversity goals. Our service area covers 5 counties: Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Maso
Washington Customized Training Program
The Washington Customized Training Program can also provide you with employee-training that is delivered at the local community college, technical center or private career college level. Eligible programs can include skills assessment, evaluation, training equipment, materials, facilities, supplies and provide training in basic education and skills, technical skills and job-related instruction, and English as a second language. This particular program allows you to pay for the training, in part, with a business and occupation tax credit, so you must be a Washington State business to qualify.
Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) is a partnership between Olympic College and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which offers educational and workforce training opportunities to students receiving Basic Food Assistance (food stamps).
Workforce Education at Olympic College
OC’s Workforce Development programs provide a wide range of high quality training solutions for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Click here for the Olympic College Workforce Excellence newsletter to learn more about OC’s industry partnerships and success stories.
Worker Retraining provides access to skills training for unemployed workers who need to upgrade their skills or acquire a new career.
Click here for additional information on high demand education and training programs in including engineering, apprenticeship programs and Kitsap’s STEM Pipeline.