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

The Economic Importance of the US Shipbuilding & Repairing Industry 2013

A report of the US Maritime Administration (MARAD)
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International Association of Maritime Economists Conference

July 15-18, 2014  Norfolk, VA http://www.iame2014.org

Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference

July 23-25, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
http://bit.ly/IDbq8L

International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference

September 30 - October 2, 2014  Tampa, FL http://www.ibexshow.com

Blue Green Sustainability Symposium 2014

October 1 & 2, 2014
Kitsap Conference Center
Bremerton, WA
http://bit.ly/1m2GKJV

WISTA 2014

October 8-10, 2014  Limassol - Cyprus http://wistacyprus2014.com

National Marine Electronics Association 2014 Conference & Expo

October 8-11, 2014
Fort Myers, FL
http://bit.ly/1ownck2

The Composites & Advanced Materials Expo

October 14-16, 2014  Orlando, FL http://www.thecamx.org

NACE Western Area Conference 2014

November 5-7, 2014
Seattle, WA http://bit.ly/1pSNgqu

Northwest Marina & Boatyard Conference

November 6-7, 2014
Bremerton, WA
http://www.nmta.net

FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
Atlanta, GA
http://fabtechexpo.com

eNavigation Conference 2014

November 12-13, 2014
Seattle, WA
http://enavigation.org

METS Trade Show

November 18-20, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://metstrade.com

Pacific Marine Expo

November 19-21, 2014
Seattle, WA
http://pacificmarineexpo.com

International Work Boat Show

December 3-5, 2014
New Orleans, LA
http://workboatshow.com

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