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What We Do

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The Staff Development Branch of the Office of Human Resources primarily manages all aspects of workforce development for the Washington State Department of Transportation. This is accomplished through the organization of six primary training programs:

  1. Leadership & Management
  2. Technical & Professional
  3. Employee Development
  4. Maintenance
  5. Safety
  6. Information Technology.

To provide needed training and team building, these programs function cooperatively with:

  • Discipline-related training curriculum committees composed of subject matter experts who recommend curriculum for job classifications and disciplines, and with
  • Internal organizations, management, and supervisors.

Staff Development professionals, in-house trainers, private industry consultants, and educational institutions provide the development and delivery of quality training activities to support the department’s business needs…our vision, goals and mission.