Washington Workforce Development News

Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

August 22, 2019

STUDENT DATA DUE TO WORKFORCE BOARD NEXT WEEK
Schools reporting student data to the Workforce Board have until August 28 to finish loading records into the agency’s secure, encrypted Student Data Portal. Get detailed instructions and watch a recorded webinar. The Workforce Board uses this data to evaluate the performance of education and training programs, including employment and earnings of recent graduates.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING? CAREER GUIDES AVAILABLE NOW!

What’s purple, packed with career and education information, and absolutely free? Why it’s the current edition of the Workforce Board’s ever-popular Where Are You Going? career guide! Order free copies of the guide, which includes a career quiz, information on hundreds of in-demand occupations, job interview tips, and more, at http://www.wtb.wa.gov/careerguide.asp.  Bonus: the guide also serves as a printed companion to www.CareerBridge.wa.gov.  

FOUR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREAS RECEIVE $5.8M TO FIGHT POVERTY

Governor Inslee awarded $5.8 million from the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Statewide Activities fund to fight poverty in four workforce development regions across the state as part of “Economic Security for All.” It’s intended to support a long-term, systemic approach to helping Washingtonians move out of poverty at large scale. The state will measure success on two key statistics: the number of families receiving food assistance benefits who move up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, and net poverty reduction for their entire community by March 2022. Four Workforce Development Councils were awarded funding and include: Benton-Franklin WDC; Workforce Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum counties); Workforce Central (Pierce County); Spokane Workforce Council.

SELF SUFFICIENCY CALCULATOR REDESIGNED

There’s now a fresher look and feel for the Self Sufficiency Calculator that helps Washington residents learn about the cost of living in their local area, how to budget for expenses from healthcare to housing, and what impact different career choices and training programs might have on their ability to earn a living wage, among other features. The calculator is maintained by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, in partnership with other Workforce Development Councils in the state, and is updated with new data every two to three years. The calculator launched in 2007 and is a popular resource on www.CareerBridge.wa.gov.  Find out more.

SEPTEMBER WEBINAR FOCUSES ON NATIONAL SURVEY THAT COLLECTS GROUND-LEVEL WORKFORCE DATA
The Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County are co-sponsoring an informational webinar focused on a national survey that collects ground-level information about workforce services. The webinar runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11.  It will provide more information about the Workforce Benchmarking Network’s national surveys, which have yielded the largest data set of information from community-based organizations and others who provide direct workforce services. The comprehensive survey captures aggregate information about program participants, services, and a variety of results. The survey was relaunched this summer with the goal of generating more current information from the field and expanding the number and types of programs represented. Find out more and register for the webinar.

Empleados del Censo comenzarán a visitar vecindarios de Seattle

El 12 de agosto, la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos anunció que sus empleados estaran caminando por  vecindarios de ciudades de todo el país para confirmar  direcciones domiciliarias.

Esta actividad, llamada “ Visita a los vencindarios para la confirmacaion de  direcciones domiciliares ”, se lleva a cabo oficialmente del 4 de agosto al 18 de octubre de 2019. Los empleados del censo tocarán puertas y harán algunas preguntas breves para verificar la dirección y viviendas adicionales en la propiedad para su incluirlas en el Censo 2020.

“Esto ayudará a la Oficina del Censo a lograr nuestro objetivo de contar a todos una vez, solo una vez y en el lugar correcto”, según Zack Schwartz, de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos.

La ciudad de Seattle reconoce que en este clima de miedo antiinmigrante engendrado por la administración Trump, muchos residentes pueden ser reacios a abrir sus puertas a alguien identificado con el gobierno federal.

Según la Oficina del Censo, los encuestadores siempre tendrán una insignia oficial de la Oficina del Censo con una identificación con foto, una bolsa con la marca oficial del Censo y una computadora portátil oficial del Censo 2020. Lo invitamos a que explore el video al final que inlcuye ejemplos de la marca oficial del Censo.

Los encuestadores se presentarán en todo momento como empleados de la Oficina del Censo, mostrarán su identificación oficial del gobierno y explicarán el propósito de la visita.

También puede pedirle al empleado una identificación con foto de otra fuente (por ejemplo, su licencia de conducir) para confirmar su identidad.

Usted no necesita abrir su puerta a estos empleados. Puede pedirles que primero le muestren su insignia y equipo con la marca del Censo a través de una ventana.

También puede pedirles que expliquen más detalladamente el motivo de su visita. También puede abrir la puerta, cerrarla detrás de usted y hablar con ellos afuera. Solo debe abrir la puerta si se siente completamente cómodo haciéndolo.

Si alguien en su vecindario afirma que es un empleado del Censo, pero no tiene una credencial de identificación, una bolsa o una computadora portátil con la marca del Censo 2020, no tiene que hablar con ellos ni abrirles la puerta. Puede denunciarlos a la línea de no emergencia del Departamento de Policía de Seattle: (206) 625-5011.

Si tiene preguntas o desea confirmar el empleo de Neighborhood Canvasser, puede llamar al Centro de Censo Regional al (213) 314-6500 o visitar www.2020census.gov/contact-us/rcc.

Un conteo completo y exacto en el  censo es extremadamente importante. Los datos del censo determinan la representación local y del Congreso y cómo se distribuyen más de $ 675 mil millones en fondos federales a las comunidades. Pero también queremos que se sienta seguro. ¡Conozca sus derechos y sea contado!

 

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has convened a Sexual Health Education Workgroup

Yesterday, State Board of Health analysts presented the findings of the Health Impact Review of ESSB 5395, Concerning comprehensive sexual health education, to members of the Sexual Health Education Workgroup.

As required by the 2019-2021 Washington State Enacted Operating Budget (ESHB 1109 Section 501[3][h]), the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has convened a Sexual Health Education Workgroup to:

  1. Review provisions related to sexual health education in the 2016 Health Education K–12 Learning Standards.

  2. Review existing sexual health education curricula in use in the state for the purpose of identifying gaps or potential inconsistencies with the learning standards.

  3. Consider revisions to sexual health provisions in statute.

  4. Consider the merits and challenges associated with requiring all schools to offer comprehensive sexual health education to students in all grades by September 1, 2022.

A public survey is available from August 5 to September 22 to provide opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders to inform this work.

More information on the Sexual Health Education Workgroup is available here:

https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/workgroups-committees/currently-meeting-workgroups/sexual-health-education-workgroup

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Gana un Pase Doble para el Festival THING, y podrás ver a Cafetacvba en vivo.

Seattle Theatre Group y el Consulado de México en Seattle te invitan a participar y ganar un pase doble para este festival.

Para participar, envía un correo a prensaconsea@sre.gob.mx explicando por qué te gustaría ir al concierto de Café Tacvba en el Festival THING.

Fecha: 24 y 25 de agosto.
Lugar: Historic Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA.

https://thingnw.org 
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Win a Double Pass to THING Festival with Café Tacvba as part of the lineup.

STG and the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle invite you to win a free double ticket.

To participate, please send an email to prensaconsea@sre.gob.mx explaining why you would like to attend Café Tacvba concert at the THING Festival.

Date: August 24-25
Location: Historic Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA.

https://thingnw.org