Hot Topic - Makerspaces
Learning + Product = Production
Makerspaces are the new imagination economy. A mixture of hands-on technical work, and a desire to build products.                                       
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Business Focus - PNAA Workforce Development
Workforce development session at aerospace conference
Critical data to be revealed for human resources personnel, hiring managers, analysts and workforce development partners. 

 
Educational Focus - Mechatronics Programs
Students are starting to graduate from Mechatronics programs in Washington 

Here's a fun success story about a student graduating from Everett Community College's Mechatronics Program - Meet Nick Walker.                                    
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Technology Focus - Smart Energy in Manufacturing
Smart energy equals better efficiency in production
Central Washington is apple country, and they are also now known as the 'smart energy zone' - check it out! 
Featured College Programs
The Center of Excellence values our community and technical college partners. Check out our monthly featured colleges and their top programs on the homepage. 

Featured this month: 

Centralia College
Website: centralia.edu
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Automation (ERA)
  • Mechatronics
  • Welding
Spokane Community College 
Website: scc.spokane.edu
  • Automation Technology
  • Rural Aerospace Training
  • Machining/Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Welding and Fabrication Technology
Everett Community College
Website: everettcc.edu 
  • Aerospace Composite Technician
  • Aerospace Design CATIA V5
  • Precision Machining
  • Welding and Fabrication

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