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    Student and Community Workforce Agreement Task Force

    The task force to examine and make recommendations regarding a potential Student and Community Workforce Agreement (SCWA) by reviewing collaboration models and practices that align with the Seattle Public Schools mission and workforce opportunities of Seattle skilled labor sectors.

    At conclusion, the Task Force will make recommendations to ensure that the district makes fiscally responsible public capital investments that support a high quality of construction while advancing social equity, increasing workforce diversity, creating family wage opportunities related to construction careers, and supporting the district’s goals for career and technical education.

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    Task Force Responsibilities

    The task force’s scope of work will include:

    1. Participating in orientation, including implicit bias training
    2. Compiling and reviewing existing community workforce agreements and educational partnerships for relevant content
    3. Analysis and interpretation of studies and data relating to relevant student coursework, career pathways, racial and economic disparities, and program efficacy
    4. Identifying and hosting listening sessions with representative stakeholder groups
    5. Collaboration with and periodic reporting to the existing BEX/BTA Oversight Committee
    6. Preparing a final report and recommendation

    Task Force Representation 

    Due to the technical nature of the work of this task force, the District will recruit and vet community members with expertise, prior experience, and knowledge of the related subject matter. This knowledge base may include, but not be limited to: people with experience and/or expertise with Community Workforce Agreements, Priority Hire programs, the building and construction trades, Pre-Apprenticeship programs and Apprenticeships students and graduates, Workforce Training, Women and Minority-Owned Business Inclusion programs, and Career and Technical Education in construction and will seek to have geographic, racial and gender diversity.


    The task force is short term. It will convene in September 2019, and work to deliver its recommendation to the Board by October 2019. Meeting dates and times will be determined in collaboration with the selected members and district staff, but it is expected there will be five meetings through October at the John Stanford Center or other locations as determined by the task force and noticed to the public.


    Jennifer Lincoln
    Executive Administrative Assistant, Capital Projects and Planning

    Student and Community Workforce Agreement Task Force Application

    The application closed on September 6, 2019.