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.



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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it