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The Agriculture Center of Excellence, located at Walla Walla Community College, provides fast and flexible service responding to the interests of educational institutions and the workforce training needs of the agricultural industry across Washington state. Designed to encourage economic development through collaborative processes and partnerships, the Center links education to industry. The Center continues to evolve in a diverse and technologically advancing industry that includes rural, urban, and related agricultural support services. To this end, the Center promotes the establishment of clear career pathways in agriculture to advance the state's $35-billion food and agricultural industry*.
For Workers & Students...
Access to training programs
Clear education and career pathways
Programs that upgrade employable skills
For Industry Partners...
- Access to incumbent worker training programs
- Connection to economic development
- Link to skilled interns and employees
Facilitation of collaborative degrees and articulation agreements
Faculty development workshops and conferences
Support for curricula enhancement
*Washington State Department of Agriculture