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

International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference

September 30 - October 2, 2014  Tampa, FL

Blue Green Sustainability Symposium 2014

October 1 & 2, 2014
Kitsap Conference Center
Bremerton, WA

WISTA 2014

October 8-10, 2014  Limassol - Cyprus

National Marine Electronics Association 2014 Conference & Expo

October 8-11, 2014
Fort Myers, FL

The Composites & Advanced Materials Expo

October 14-16, 2014  Orlando, FL

SNAME Maritime Convention

October 20-25, 2014
Houston, TX

NACE Western Area Conference 2014

November 5-7, 2014
Seattle, WA

Northwest Marina & Boatyard Conference

November 6-7, 2014
Bremerton, WA


November 11-13, 2014
Atlanta, GA

eNavigation Conference 2014

November 12-13, 2014
Seattle, WA

METS Trade Show

November 18-20, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pacific Marine Expo

November 19-21, 2014
Seattle, WA

International Work Boat Show

December 3-5, 2014
New Orleans, LA

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