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

Green Tech 2015 Annual Conference

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

National Marina Day

June 13, 2015 http://nationalmarinaday.org

The Promise of the Arctic: Managing Opportunity Responsibly

June 16-17, 2015  
Seattle, WA http://arcticconference.com

Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Annual Summit

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

Washington Economic Development Association Summer Conference

July 13-15, 2015
Vancouver, WA
http://wedaonline.org

The International BoatBuilders Exhibition & Conference/IBEX

September 15-17,2015
Louisville, KY
http://ibexshow.com

National Marine Electronics Association/NMEA 2015 Conference & Expo

September 29 - October 1, 2015
Baltimore, MD
http://nmea.org

Ferries Conference

October 6, 2015
Seattle, WA
http://ferriesconference.com

CAMX 2015, The Composites & Advanced Materials Expo

October 26-29, 2015
Dallas, TX
http://thecamx.org

FabTech 2015

November 9-12, 2015
Chicago, IL
http://fabtechexpo.com

National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium

November 16-19, 2015 http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu

Pacific Marine Expo

November 18-20, 2015
Seattle, WA
http://pacificmarineexpo.com

WorkBoat Show & Annual Conference

December 1-3, 2015
New Orleans, LA
http://workboatshow.com

eNavigation Conference

December 2-3, 2015
Seattle, WA
http://enavigation.org

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