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Community Partnerships

One of the primary goals of the Centers of Excellence is to develop partnerships throughout the industry in order to provide the latest information to the Community and Technical Colleges in Washington that they serve. This happens through active professional development, membership in a wide range of organizations both regional and national, and service to community. Here is a sample of the variety of partnerships the Centers of Excellence have created.

Aerospace & Advanced Materials Manufacturing

Materials Research Society

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Society for Manufacturing Engineers

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound

WA Manufacturing Commission

Manufacturing Industrial Council

Educational Committee for the Future of Flight

Mukilteo School District CTE (General CTE Advisory Board Member)

Everett School District CTE (General Advisory Board Member)


Washington State Farm Bureau

Washington Team Ag Ed

Washington State FFA

Agrow Knowledge

Washington Association of Agricultural Educators

Post-Secondary Agriculture Students

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Allied Health

WA State Hospital Association

Washington Center for Nursing

Washington State Healthcare Personnel Taskforce

WA Area Health Education Center, Eastern, WA &Western, WA

WA State Nursing Association

Service Employee International Union/Healthcare NW Training Partnership

Careers in Education

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

Washington Association of Career and Technical Education

Washington Occupational Information System (Board Member)

Early Childhood Education Teacher Preparation Council

Clean Energy
(Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy)

Climate Solutions

Center of Energy Workforce Development)

Community Solutions Initiative (CSI)

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Energy Educators Association

Foundation for Water and Energy Education (FWEE)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES)

National Commission on Energy Policy (Member of 2009 Taskforce on America’s Future Energy Jobs

Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (Contracted to provide coordination of efficiency training in WA/OR/ID/MT)

Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED)

Western Energy Institute

HB 2227 Evergreen Jobs Team Member

2010 Green Occupations Taskforce to Germany (Member)

2010 U.S. Canada Clean Energy Forum (Member)



Associated General Contractors

National Association of Women in Construction

Master Builders Association

Sisters in the Building Trades

Pierce County Construction Partnership

Build it Smart

Washington Safety and Health Training Institute

Seattle Central Community College Wood Construction Center (Technical Advisory Committee Member)

Sound Transit Joint Advisory Committee Member

Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women

Homeland Security

Washington State Emergency Management         
Homeland Security Strategic Planning Committee
Citizen Corps
Association of Washington Business
WIN 211 and US 211
Corporation for National Service – Vista 
Pacific NW Economic Region
WA Department of Agriculture
WA Department of Health
Western Center for Risk Management
WA State University Co-Op Extension
Department of Ecology
Conservation Commission
Whatcom Conservation District
Environmental Protection Agency
United Way of Washington
Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Federal Civilian Solutions Group
U.S. Department of Social and Health Services
U.S. Department of Agriculture
General Administration WA State
NW Tribal Emergency Management Council
Hospital Association
Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Partners in Environmental Technology Education
International Campus Law Enforcement Association
Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs

Information & Computing Technology

Washington Technology Industry Association

GlobalTrade & Supply Chain Management

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Seattle Roundtable (Board Member, Education Committee Chair)

Washington Association of Career and Technical Education

Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education

American Society of Transportation & Logistics

Transportation Club of Tacoma

Transportation Club of Seattle

Trade Development Alliance

World Trade Club Seattle

World Trade Center Tacoma

National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America

Africa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce

Washington Trucking Association

National Association of Purchasing Managers – Western Washington

Warehouse Education Research Council

Washington State Manufacturing Commission

Marine Manufacturing & Technology

Northwest Marine Trade Association

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association

Marine Industry Training & Education Council (Community Development Member )

National Ship Repair Research Program (Workforce Development Member )

American Composites Manufacturers Association (developing elearning curriculum )

National Marine Electronics Association (developing elearning curriculum ) 

Washington State Manufacturing Commission

American Boat & Yacht Council

Marine League of Schools (National Chair )

American Welding Society

Washington Association of Career & Technical Education

Industrial Technology Education Association

Association for Skilled & Technical Sciences

            Association of Career & Technical Education Administrators