OLYMPIA (Nov. 19, 2020) — The Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council (WSBCTC) is excited to announce the addition of Erin Frasier as its new Assistant Executive Secretary.
Frasier brings over 15 years of experience working in Washington’s workforce development system with a focus on enhancing social and economic justice throughout the system. Through her work at Grays Harbor College and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, she has a successful record of partnering with labor, community-based organizations, businesses, Economic Development Councils, Workforce Development Councils, advocates, and state and federal agencies. She has extensive state and federal policy experience and has engaged in and led numerous statewide initiatives.
“We believe that Erin will bring invaluable experience to the effort to advance and protect our Building Trades gold standard apprenticeship programs,” said Mark Riker, WSBCTC Executive Secretary. “As the proud daughter of an IBEW Local 76 Electrician, we look forward to Erin using her abilities to advance Building Trades members’ issues throughout the state.”
Frasier has served as a member of the Governor’s Poverty Reduction Work Group, Washington’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, the National Council for Workforce Education’s Government Relations Committee, the National Skills Coalition’s Safety Net and Skills Policy Advisory Panel, the Legislative-Executive WorkFirst Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force, and the Pacific County Economic Development Council.
She has also served on numerous community boards, including the Lewis County Seniors, Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society, a Dispute Resolution Center and a Teen Advocacy Coalition. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Portland State University and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University.