The Center supports the growth and development of the marine industries workforce. We do this by engaging in multiple strategies: professional development for industry and faculty; updating skills standards; outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities; conducting research to capture real time data addressing wage and benefit rates, occupational profiles, skill sets, knowledge and education/training/certification/credentialing requirements. The Center stays on top of industry developments such as emerging technologies, materials, best practices, market changes, and trends to develop strategies to meet workforce needs. The Center actively works with industry, association, labor, educational and system partners to do this work.
The NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology serves the entire state of Washington. We partner with these organizations and many others to support students, workers, and businesses in the marine industry.