The AWB Institute’s third Manufacturers’ Showcase visited manufacturers and shipping areas in and around Tacoma on Tuesday. The attendees came from private industry and the community/technical college system, including a mix of instructors and administrators.
Washington’s economy is built on abundant, reliable and affordable electric energy. Although Washington relies primarily on inexpensive, zero greenhouse gas emitting hydropower, it also has significant biomass and wind resources that are potential sources of renewable energy.
Manufacturing in the state of Washington is an international success story in growth and innovation. From commercial airplanes and heavy-lift cranes to hydraulic jacks, semiconductors and doors, Washington’s manufacturers are recognized around the globe as leading industry innovators.
Today, more than ever, Washington state needs a workforce pipeline filled with candidates who have the necessary skills to help their businesses grow in a globally competitive economy. Sadly, finding those skilled workers, even in the midst of record unemployment, remains a challenge.…
The importance of Washington state’s transportation system cannot be overstated, in terms of both the jobs it creates and the value to our economy by moving people, goods and services.
Washington state’s health care system is one of the best in the country. Our network includes award winning hospitals, cutting-edge research institutions that provide the latest in technology and patient care procedures, state-of-the-art foundation analysis of health care quality and an excellent postsecondary system that delivers a professional and skilled workforce.
Manufacturing in the state of Washington is at the same time, an international success story and an industry in transition. From commercial airplanes and heavy-lift cranes to hydraulic jacks, semiconductors and doors, Washington’s manufacturers are recognized around the globe as leading industry innovators.