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

  • Economic Opportunity Center Feasibility Study

    The City of Seattle in cooperation with SkillUp Washington, Impact Capital and SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) examined the feasibility of integrating multicultural service delivery at a single location accessible along the light rail line. This project stemmed from the legislature’s interest in replicating the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education model located on the campus of North Seattle Community College. Examined here is the possibility of creating a similar Center in Southeast Seattle that could help people get an education, get a job, or grow a business, and the findings suggest that such an Economic Opportunity Center is needed in and desired by the community.

    Download the Executive Summary: EOC: Executive Summary

    Download the Full Report:EOC: Final Report


    To request a hardcopy of the Executive Summary or the full report, please email Ashley Plaga at

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