House College & Workforce Development Committee
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John L. O'Brien, P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600
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The House College & Workforce Development Committee considers issues relating to the state's public and independent baccalaureate colleges and universities; public community and technical colleges; and private career schools. Issues include governance and coordination of higher education; financial aid; tuition; distance learning; workforce development and lifelong learning; apprenticeships; and the licensing of private colleges and career schools.​

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)


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