11a. Presentation

2021 Workforce Development Annual Report

Item 11a_supp
Meeting date May 24, 2022
Workforce Development
2021 Annual Report to Commission
May 24, 2022

Guiding Principles
2021 Results of Investments (ROI)
2021 Impact, Influence and Leverage
2022 Programs Priorities
The Future of Workforce Development


The Port's Role
Century Agenda
Advance regional workforce development in portrelated
industries to provide equitable access to
quality careers
Regional Demographics
More women and diverse communities participating in
the labor force
Workforce Development Resolution 3776
Workforce development is critical to achieving the
Port's mission
RCW 53.08.245(2)(c)
Washington State Legislature legal authority


Communities Served in 2021
Job and Apprenticeship Placements
55% from Economically-Distressed
Zip Codes in King County
Most from South King County

Other 22%
American 36%

Hispanic/Latin o                                  Asian and Pacific
21%                             Islander 21%


2021 Results of Investments (ROI)
Impact of Investments
$3.7 million workforce development funds invested in port
o 1,312 job placements (aviation and construction)
o 259 training completions
o 37 youth participated in maritime experiential learning
o $1.7 million invested in 2021 in the Opportunity Youth Initiative
supported 291 youth who earned $16-$20 hourly
Job Types
o Janitorial, food service, ramp/airfield, customer service, airfreight
o Apprentice ironworkers, laborers, pipefitters, bricklayers, cement
Average Wages Earned
o Aviation $17.02, Construction $25.61


2021 Results of Investments (ROI) cont'd
Regional Public Owners (City of Seattle, King County,
Sound Transit, WA Department of Transportation)
South Seattle College
Youth Maritime Collaborative
Maritime High School
Over $1.5 million leveraged from Port Jobs partners
including; King County, City of Seattle, Sound Transit,
and Youth Maritime Collaborative partners


2021 Results - Aviation Sector
Job placements                  80 SEA Airport employers supported by Port Jobs
1211                                     1211 job placements through the SEA employment center managed by Port Jobs
857                                            Types of businesses served
Airport concessionaires, ground handlers, airlines, other airport tenants
COVID-19 impact and response
2020        2021        2022                         Provided in-person and virtual services
(Projected)                          Services: health insurance, unemployment, food and energy assistance

Training completions
200         200                                    White               Indigenous
14%              1%
8%                            Black/African
174                                                                                                    American

Asian and
2020        2021        2022
(Projected)                                 Pacific


2021 Results - Aviation Sector
Aviation Career Pathways (Aviation Maintenance Technician)
These training programs support in-demand careers
40 students enrolled, 29 completions (salary over $80K)
Participant demographics: 90% people of color, 25% women
Fair Work Center (Labor Rights Education)
3,700 workers reached, 310 activities, 41 training sessions
2022 Priorities
Expand services provided by the Airport University program, as
allowed under the new contract
Fourth cohort for the airport maintenance technician program
Implement a second aviation career pathway in air cargo logistics
Continued support for immigrant and refugees to obtain
employment in port sectors


AMT Program
Medrine (Maya) Kanay and Rueben Gordon speak about
the Aviation Maintenance Technician program
02 AMT Short 90 Sec Video MASTER - YouTube


2021 Results - Maritime Sector
White 7%
Students Participating in
Black/African                                                    Businesses Participating in External Youth
Events                       American
188                                    22%                                                         Internships
Hispanic/Latin                 Boat repair shops, cargo ship operator,
75                                                                                                                            marine terminal operator, marine science
Asian and                                                             and engineering firms
2020         2021         2022                                                                                    Maritime High School's Inaugural Cohort
(Projected)                      Islander 26%
37 students enrolled 2021-22 school year
100 students projected for the 2022-23
Internship Placements                                                                           school year
30                                                                                                               2022 Priorities

17                                                                                                           $4.1 Million Youth Maritime Career Launch
Career-Connected Learning Training for
Maritime Industry Table Coordinated by WDC
2020         2021       2022 N/A
(New Youth                                                                                                 $250K support for Maritime High School



Andy Castro and Juana Mas speak of their experience with the
Center for Wooden Boats
01 Maritime Short 90 Sec Video MASTER - YouTube


2021 Construction Sector Training & Retention
Participants Place of Residency
Job Placements                                                                        58% lived in Priority Hire ZIP codes
180                                                                                       Support and COVID-19 response

101                                                                                                             Online outreach, info-sessions, classes
43                                                                                                                           Increased focus on retention of
2020         2021         2022                                                                                               Provided wraparound supports
2022 Priorities
Asian and                  Indigenous 6%                             Remain engaged on equity issues in
Pacific Islander                                                                        construction
Training Completions                    7%
Fund $700K in construction training
242                                                                                                     programs
180                                                                                     Black/African           Assess impact of concrete strike on new
American 43%             apprentices
36                                                                                                                          Support apprenticeship and priority hire
2020         2021         2022                      White 28%
(Projected)                                                                                                           Recommended language in SB-5600 for
increased pre-apprenticeship funding


Pre-Apprenticeship, Priority Hire & Apprentices
Internal Support
Expand short-term apprenticeship opportunities at
the airport in Port maintenance teams (aviation
maintenance, marine maintenance, and Port
Construction Services)
Continued support for the Port's Apprenticeship
Utilization and Priority Hire programs
External Collaboration
Partnership with City of Seattle, Sound Transit and
King County in a $1.5 million pre-apprenticeship
outreach and retention program



Madison and Chase speak of their experience in the ANEW preapprenticeship
03 ANEW Short 90 Sec Video MASTER  YouTube


2021 Green Careers Strategies
2021 Work
Supported Port's Duwamish Valley community
engagement program
Invested $757K in Green Career experiences through
the Opportunity Youth Initiative, 81 students benefitted
2022 Priorities
Conducting a green careers labor market analysis
Exploring partnerships with City of Seattle and King
Developing a strategy for one or two career pathways
programs in 2023


Future of Workforce Development
Promoting the Port's Priorities
Continued investments in port sectors through
competitive service contracts and paid workgroups, as allowed
Propose multi-year funding authorization from the commission
to support the work, including staffing resources
Develop a regional model for maritime youth career launch
Develop and implement a green jobs initiative
Evaluate new sectors in the future (i.e., transportation,
manufacturing, etc.)
Continued support for a regional workforce development
systems approach
Industry and community needs driven


WFD Partners and Stakeholders
Aviation                    Construction            Maritime                  Green Careers
Employers                         AGC                         Employers                        Duwamish Valley
Port Jobs                           Contractors                 Youth Maritime                  and more
Highline School                    City of Seattle                Collaborative                  Others
District                             King County                Highline School District         Workforce
Highline College                   Sound Transit               Maritime High School            Development Council
South Seattle College                                                                                   Seattle/King County
WSDOT                      Seattle Public Schools
Museum of Flight                 ANEW                        Skills Center                   Port Leaders
and more                        Urban League              Seattle Goodwill                 Port divisions,
Labor                               Commission, HR,
External Relations,
Coordinators             and more
other teams
and more




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