Skagit Valley College


Welcome To The NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

The Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology is located at Skagit Valley College in Anacortes, Washington.  The Washington State Centers of Excellence serve as statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor and education for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the industries driving the state's economy and supporting Washington families. The Center works to successfully address the following expectations:

1. Ensure the efficient use of state resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by fostering a culture of cooperation within the Community and Technical College system.

2. Provide leadership by representing the Washington Community and Technical College system, local businesses and industry in state, national, and international industry specific forums, activities, and economic development initiatives.

3. Serve as a resource for the creation and sharing of model curricula, educational pathways, degree/certificate programs, industry specific standards, and best practices.

4. Demonstrate excellence in communication and collaboration while fostering synergistic interconnectedness of Washington's economic, workforce development, and educational systems.

5. Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Center of Excellence.

The Center is dedicated to building a world-renowned marine industry through training and curriculum that can be shared throughout the community and technical college system, the development of a highly skilled workforce, and continually improving processes and practices through outreach and collaboration.

News Briefs

Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America

March 15-17, 2015
Boston, MA
http://bit.ly/1CiBW0b

Corrosion 2015

March 15-19, 2015
Dallas, TX
http://bit.ly/1BC1nHo

9th Shipbuilding Conference, AWS

April 7-8, 2015
Virginia Beach, VA
http://bit.ly/1zkkUva

WorkBoat Maintenance & Repair Conference and Expo

April 14-16, 2015
New Orleans, LA
http://bit.ly/1wGMY7i

Subsea Vessels

April 29-30, 2015
Oslo, Norway
http://bit.ly/1HoXnQw

Teaching With Small Boats Alliance

April 30 - May 2, 2015
Port Townsend, WA
http://bit.ly/18BwjOq

Green Tech 2015 Annual Conference

May 27-29, 2015
Seattle, WA
http://bit.ly/15NJnhP

Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Annual Summit

July 12-16, 2015
Big Sky, MT
http://bit.ly/1CiD2sZ

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