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Industry Involvement

By Jennifer Ferrero The Center of Excellence is very involved in both education and industry in Washington as it relates to growth in jobs and training. With regard to industry, we are in attendance as speakers and participants at many statewide events throughout the year (not to mention national and international events!). This is how we have developed many strategic partnerships for the benefit of manufacturing companies, students and workers. In the short term, we are attending the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Conference (PNAA) in Lynnwood, WA on February 4-6, and will serve as a Platinum sponsor. For those in the aerospace industry or manufacture of products that will be in attendance at the event, please stop by and visit our booth to say hello. For more about our Industry Involvement, please visit our website....

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2013 Blog Outreach for Center of Excellence

In 2013 we bought you stories about careers in manufacturing and interesting people driving industry growth and jobs. We had over 6,000 views to our blog and our top story was “On Fire for Careers in Manufacturing,” about Jeremy Bout a filmmaker creating a buzz around manufacturing jobs. We offered 38 posts in 9 categories and backed up our posts with similar Facebook posts. Topics included: Careers in manufacturing Manufacturing in Washington Composites Education Manufacturing training If you have a topic that you’d like us to cover, please contact us We want to tell your manufacturing story in...

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Looking to hire skilled labor – we have a tool for you!

Manufacturers – you need skilled labor and you need it now. Luckily, the Center of Excellence is on your side! On our website, you can view our Recent Graduates Tool for FREE to find skilled labor: This tool is free and allows manufacturing companies to research graduation numbers from our local community college programs. If you are experiencing growth in your company, this is a great way to find out how many graduates are coming out of cluster specific programs at your local college. The clusters/program types are: Advanced materials manufacturing Assembly Aviation Maintenance Technology CNC Machining Composites CAD Fiber Optics Electronics Machine Maintenance Mechatronics Pre-employment Precision Machining Quality Assurance and Welding. Please feel free to visit and use this FREE tool anytime you’d like. Good luck hiring from Washington’s community and technical college programs in...

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