For the Media

Welcome! As a workforce intermediary, SkillUp Washington welcomes the opportunity  to connect local and national press with local experts and information related to workforce development and postsecondary education.  Check out the Find an Expert page for a list of people to interview. If you have additional questions, please contact Ashley Plaga at (206) 388-1670.

Press Releases
SkillUp Washington (June 2011): Seattle awarded national grant to help veterans, women find family-sustaining jobs

Bellevue Reporter (December 2010):
Bellevue College awarded $145,000 SkillUp grant for student success

Philanthropy News Digest (December 2010): SkillUp Washington Receives $1.8 Million from Gates Foundation



Latest Research

  • Industrial Manufacturing Academy (IMA) Case Study

    This case study features the Industrial Manufacturing Academy (IMA), which is located on South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus, an institution that builds strong collaborations among employers, labor, union, community-based organizations and governmental institutions. The IMA program is a testament to the combined efforts of the Seattle College District and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. Both organizations have worked diligently, in partnership with many others, to ensure that the King County region has access to a skilled manufacturing labor force. The economic health of this region depends on it.

    Download the entire IMA case study: IMA Case Study

    To request a hardcopy of the case study, please email Ashley Plaga @ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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