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August 2 - Primary - Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
November 8 - General Election - Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
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Senate Bill 5600 - Concerning the sustainability and expansion of state registered apprenticeship programs.
Requires the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (Apprenticeship Council) to establish sector-based platforms to promote industry collaboration and review classroom and on-the job
training standards for apprenticeship programs, review and recommend applications for new apprenticeship
programs to the apprenticeship council and collaborate with any relevant Centers of Excellence. Requires the
Governor to establish a committee to develop apprenticeship programs for state agencies. Requires
apprenticeship programs seeking approval to provide an assessment for future sustainability. Requires the
Apprenticeship Council, when evaluating applications for new apprenticeship programs, to consider whether
graduating apprentices will move toward a living wage, the availability of a career ladder to graduating
apprentices, or the existence of non-wage benefits as factors in the approval process. Requires the Department of
Labor and Industries to perform an apprenticeship retention study and provide the Legislature a report on
incentivizing apprenticeships and an assessment on the lack of local apprenticeship programs in rural
communities and the logistical burdens apprentices in those areas encounter and to develop policy options for
alleviating these issues. Establishes grants for technology and remote learning infrastructure modernization,
wrap-around support services for apprentices and updating necessary equipment in apprenticeship programs.
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