An educated workforce is essential for a prosperous economy. The Washington Student Achievement Council collaborates with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board to provide decision makers with forecasts of demand for skilled and educated workers in the economy. This information can be used in making resource decisions aimed at meeting employer demand.
Every two years, the agencies produce an assessment that includes the number of forecasted net job openings at each level of higher education and training, and the number of credentials the education system needs to produce in order to match the job forecast.
Reports, policy briefs, and other research used to develop strategies for meeting future state workforce needs and filling existing workforce shortages.