Laptop and book.

Press Release

December 2000

Future-Ready Workforce Project
In a continuing effort to target and assist dislocated, incumbent and new entrant workers in the information technology (IT) and manufacturing sectors, The Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology announces the receipt of a $927,000 demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to train over 150 people over the next 18 months in South Snohomish and North King Counties. Included in the project is more than $500,000 in training resources available to individuals and small to midsize companies.

Project Manager, John Lederer will work with both the King and Snohomish County Workforce Development Councils, the Snohomish County Economic Development Council, the WorkSource Career Centers and community and technical colleges in North King and South Snohomish Counties to broker the training.

Project Objectives:

  • Increase IT and manufacturing incumbent worker access to training and education services through employer on-site training, distance learning, and classroom training.
  • Identify technology uses (i.e. distance learning and other learning models) to customize and expand training options and meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses.
  • Increase the skill levels and qualifications of incumbent workers and job seekers through promotion of skill standards, certification systems, awarding credits for skills gained and lifelong learning achievement.
  • Increase employer involvement in incumbent worker training by forming industry networks for sharing information, and learning consortia for identifying common training needs.
  • Increase the number of dislocated workers retraining in high-tech industries.

The Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is a private, non-profit training entity that is a collaboration of Edmonds and Shoreline Community Colleges.

AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Privacy Policy | Contact | Sign up for the PSCTLT E-Newsletter
© 2006 Puget Sound Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology | Greater Seattle Area, WA, USA