Career Connect Washington Sector Intermediaries

In 2021, CCW conducted extensive employer engagement including individual interviews with employers and associations, group conversations, and research into CCW’s current penetration across industries. CCW heard from industry leaders that employers are still facing an acute need to support their workforce development and there is an area of opportunity for collaborating more with other employers within their sectors to meet shared workforce needs.

CCW released specific grants to sector leaders, like industry associations, Centers of Excellence, sector-focused workforce development organizations and community-based organizations, and consultants, to foster improved collaboration and coherency amongst employers within a sector to scale their work-based learning programs and create equitable opportunities for students.

The following entities were selected as CCW’s Sector Intermediaries in seven high-demand sectors:

Advanced Manufacturing & Aerospace


Clean Technology & Energy





Information Technology & Cybersecurity

Life Science