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General Information About the Grant

U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Round 4 Grant

Grant detail

This $9,994,854 project brought together the clean energy, advanced manufacturing and construction sectors to prepare participants for employment in entry level, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship occupations. It addressed the unique needs of unemployed, or under-employed dislocated workers, using innovative and sophisticated strategies.

The WISE Executive Leadership Team provided oversight for the U.S. Department of labor TAACCCT Round 4 grant, called Washington Integrated Sector Employment (WISE).

Comprised of members from industry (energy, advanced manufacturing and construction industries), organized labor and workforce development, the team provided strategic guidance to the WISE consortium and served as a resource for partners to ensure grant goals were achieved. The consortium was led by three Washington state Centers of Excellence (Energy, Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing and Construction) and eight community and technical colleges.


College Consortium Partners

  • Bates Technical College
  • Centralia College
  • Everett Community College
  • Green River Community College
  • Renton Technical College
  • Shoreline Community College
  • South Seattle College
  • Walla Walla Community College

Center of Excellence (COE) Partners 

  • COE for Clean Energy, Barbara Hins-Turner (PI), Centralia College
  • COE for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing, Mary Kaye Bredeson, Everett CC
  • Construction COE, Shana Peschek, Renton Technical College

WISE Grant Success Stories (PDF) 

Final WISE Grant Report (PDF)