Past Forums

2009 Port Jobs Forums

Port Jobs & SkillUp Washington held exciting policy forums and discussions with distinguished speakers from around the country in June and December 2009.  Click here for program materials and participant information.

2010 SkillUp Forums

August 9, 2010 - North Seattle Community College
A panel of local/national speakers discussed how service integration can be efficient and successful. The  program took place during the launch of the Opportunity Center on the campus of North Seattle Community College.



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  • 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

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