1st Quarter Newsletter 2018
Hot Topic - Current Aerospace Trends
Industry 4.0
Rapid technological advances have dramatically changed the training and educational landscape.
Business Focus - Apprenticeships
Governor Inslee has implemented a plan
Apprenticeships are ramping up in Washington.
Educational Focus - Curriculum Crosswalk
A "Crosswalk" is a group that gets together to assess curriculum
The COE works with our community and technical colleges to ensure that the curriculum taught is what our employers want.
Technology Focus - Mechatronics Training
Training is now in full swing
Mechatronics training is now going on at our state's community and technical colleges. Here's what is being taught and where.
Post on our Job Board
If you are hiring aerospace and advanced manufacturing positions, why not post with us?

We focus on posting industry positions, in Washington only, that are in this industry. We promote the positions through the Job Board, newsletters, social media, and at in-person events.

Who knows, you may find your next great employee this way!

Simply send the posting, or a link to the posting to jferrero@coeaerospace and it will be published for you.
Upcoming industry conferences
Please join us for a networking event at the SIGMADESIGN. This is a great opportunity for you to engage with PNDC Members and other businesses in the defense/security industry. There will be ample time to mingle, eat lunch, and enjoy a tour of the facility.

DATE: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
TIME: Noon - 2:00pm 

Join us for a networking happy hour to learn more about the 
Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) and PNDC Member, Kawak Aviation. It wouldn’t be happy hour without drinks! Guests will enjoy complimentary food and beverages, as well as a tour of Kawak Aviation.

DATE: Friday, April 27, 2018
TIME: 2:00 - 4:00PM

JCATI provides short term funding via academic collaboration for WA aerospace companies with a technology roadblock. Funds are used to facilitate the transition of technology innovation from university to industry (TRL 4-7) and are not meant for basic R&D. Partners must outline a clear transition plan for imminent incorporation. Companies of all sizes can take advantage of this opportunity to advance their business in WA state.  Due by March 2, 2018.

Thursday April 12, 2018 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Spokane Convention Center Centennial Ballroom

Women in Aerospace
May 10, 2018, location TBD

Seattle chapter several events 
Spokane chapter 

November 6, 10-12 PM

March 21 - 23, 2018
Kenosha, WI

Annual conference - March 17-20, 2018
Washington, DC

April 28 – May 1, 2018
Dallas, TX

The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies.
Featured College Programs
The Center of Excellence values our community and technical college partners. Check out our featured colleges and their top industry programs:

Bellingham Technical College ( btc.edu)
  • Composites & Process Engineering
  • Electro Mechanical Technology
  • Engineering
  • Precision Machining
  • Welding Technology

Clover Park Technical College ( cptc.edu)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Professional Pilot
  • Advanced Composites
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics
  • Nondestructive Testing
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