Month: October 2014

CAMX, a success for seven consortium colleges

By Sue Bradshaw CAMX, the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo was held last week in Orlando. Through the 2013-2014 Aerospace Special Projects grant, 13 faculty and staff from seven community and technical colleges within the Composites Washington consortium were able to attend this conference. With over 550 companies in an exhibit hall that covers more than 355,000 square feet, our college faculty were able to visit and interact with vendors from across the country. Not only that, with three full days for sessions and tutorials, faculty and staff were able to gather information on the latest research and updates from industry within the composites field. Composites Washington also was one of the exhibitors during the conference and was visited by industry representatives. We made many connections within the composites industry that are anxious to work with Washington State’s  community and technical colleges through the donation of supplies and materials, student certifications, etc....

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“Success in the new economy”

Parents – wondering what the future looks like for your children’s education? Watch this first. Businesses – here’s a snapshot into how you should think about our future workforce. Students – this video is an eye-opener for your possibilities for future success. [youtube...

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Recent Outreach Activities

Last week was busy for the COE. We attended the Aerospace/Manufacturing Expo in Spokane, the Governor’s Aerospace Conference in Seattle, an event entitled, “Successful Industry/Community College Partnerships,” the grand opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, and most importantly, a grant award meeting at the White House! Grand Opening of AMTEC Grant award ceremony – White House, Washington D.C. Executive Director, Mary Kaye Bredeson attended this event along with the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and Construction. The three COE’s have received a close to $10 million grant to continue to foster workforce development and growth in these areas of development managed by these COE’s.  Successful Industry/Community College Partnerships – Bellevue, WA Sue Bradshaw attended and gave a talk at this event. The purpose of this event was, “The HR Policy foundation workforce Development Roundtable and the Community College Workforce Consortium are bringing together senior human resource leaders from the energy, manufacturing, and technology industries to discuss the skills needed to address current and future workforce needs.  The ultimate goal of this strategy forum is to identify education and training solutions, ensure solutions are aligned with industry recognized standards and build capacity to meet industry needs today and in the near future.” A/M Expo – Spokane, WA Jennifer Ferrero attended this event and managed a booth. The event hosted aerospace and manufacturing companies from the greater Spokane...

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