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Governor Inslee Issues Proclamation Recognizing National Manufacturing Day and Washington Manufacturing Month

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release
In recognition of the importance of the manufacturing industry in Washington State, Governor Jay Inslee issued a Ceremonial Proclamation recognizing October as Manufacturing Month.   Go... Read More

We're Just Days Away from MFG Day 2021!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Help us inspire the next generation of manufacturers and educate students, parents, teachers, and the public on manufacturers' vital role in our lives. If you're a manufacturer and are hosting an... Read More

Creating an Effective Workforce Development Plan

Sunday, August 22, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Since industrialization shifted its first gears and powered its operations by mechanical means, there has always been a need among manufacturers to consider what’s coming next? What new and i... Read More

CMMC Compliance: What Is It And Why Do You Need To Know?

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | Cybersecurity, Manufacturing
In a growing IT market, there is an even greater need for cybersecurity. The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing new changes to policies related to contractors. The Cybersecurity Maturity... Read More

10 Keys to Recruiting Employees in the Manufacturing Industry

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce
Recruiting employees for manufacturing jobs requires looking for skilled talent in several ways. For continuous improvement in workforce development, HR professionals and hiring managers must use d... Read More

10 best practices for implementation of lean manufacturing

Friday, April 9, 2021 | Lean, Manufacturing
Many businesses have implemented cutting-edge strategies that require lean manufacturing. These techniques could increase productivity, eliminate waste, decrease numerous types of expenses, optimize t... Read More

Job Skills Program Applications Now Being Accepted! Round 1 Application Deadline is May 31, 2021.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | Manufacturing, Workforce, Grant
  Job Skills Program (JSP) awards grants to licensed educational institutions in Washington. Funds are awarded on a first-approved, rolling basis throughout the fiscal year. Washington&rs... Read More

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: A Pitch Competition for Best Waste-to-Market Manufactured Product Idea

Circular Innovation Challenge 2021: a virtual pitch competition for the best-manufactured product idea using ‘waste’ or recycled materials. Awards include a $10,000 cash prize, mentorsh... Read More

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now

Working Washington Grants: Round 4 – Open now.  The application portal will be open until 5:00 PM PDT on April 9. The newest round of Working Washington small business grants is now o... Read More

Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021 | Manufacturing, News Release, Workforce
Paycheck Protection Program Extended through May 31, 2021, Providing Small Businesses with Extra Time to Apply. The PPP a low-interest Small Business Administration loan program helping small busine... Read More