Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

By Shannon Peterson – Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Libraryreceived an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share project. Building upon success and lessons learned from previous youth and technology initiatives, the goal of Make Do Share (link is external) is to ensure that Youth Librarians are confident and empowered to successfully facilitate sustainable STEM learning in libraries. In […] Read more »

OC recognized for apprentice program at PSNS

Chris Henry , christina.henry@kitsapsun.com  – The Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — Olympic College is a finalist for a national award in recognition of its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the college announced Wednesday. The American Association of Community Colleges singled out OC for its longstanding collaboration with PSNS on apprenticeship and helper training programs. In 2015-16 there were 811 apprentices, representing 24 […] Read more »

Derek Kilmer featured speaker at KEDA’s Annual Meeting

  2017 KEDA ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON Friday, March 31st 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch service begins at 11:00 am Kitsap Conference Center Bremerton Harborside Featuring: US Congressman Derek Kilmer REGISTER NOW! EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS MARCH 9 Read more »

Meet the Buyers Events

Small Business Administration (SBA) Meet the Buyers at Three Free Events this spring! March 16th  2:30-5pm: Sell to the Port of Everett April 12th 8am-3:30pm: Regional Contracting Forum May 18th 7am-5pm: Getting Back 2 Business University of Puget Sound Tacoma Click below for details   March 16: Sell To the Port of Everett Looking to grow your small business? Learn how to sell to the government. Join the SBA, […] Read more »

Timely Management Tip: Conducting Effective Conversations

THE CHALLENGE: Conducting an effective conversation is both an art and a science. Last month we looked at the science behind this topic and this month we will discuss the art of effective communication.  According to George Bernard Shaw “the single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place!”  The art of effective communication lies in three learned skills: active listening, […] Read more »

Leadership Kitsap now accepting applications for the Class of 2018

Apply for the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2018! LK Class of 2018 Application – Word Leadership Kitsap Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by community leaders, the Kitsap County Chambers of Commerce, and the United Way of Kitsap County. The mission of Leadership Kitsap is to promote informed and committed civic volunteerism. The year-long curriculum is designed to help participants acquire both a […] Read more »

Are you ready for Alliance NW?

Attend tomorrow’s Contracting Coffee Hour to get help preparing for Alliance NW! Our experts will help you evaluate and improve your pitch and marketing material.   Contracting Coffee Hour is Wednesday, March 1st from 7:30- 9 am at the Cavalon II, 2021 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale WA in the first floor conference room. Register now! (Please be sure to park on the side parking lot.) […] Read more »

Olympic College added $412.4 to local economy

BREMERTON – Olympic College is a smart investment for students, alumni, businesses and the communities we serve according to a recent economic impact study. According to the report, OC added $412.4 million to Kitsap and Mason county economies during the study year in 2014-15. This represents approximately 3.3% of the area’s Gross Regional Product, which is nearly as large as the entire Construction industry in […] Read more »

Registration now open for KEDA 2017 Annual Meeting!

Early bird registration ends Thursday, March 9th March 31st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (Luncheon service begins at 11:00 am) Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside Register Now! The meeting will provide you with our 2016 Annual Report of performance and financial condition, present the 2017 KEDA Priorities and Work Plan, and elect new directors to the KEDA board. KEDA will also honor this year’s […] Read more »

WWU seeks internships for Summer 2017 – offers free workshop to employers

WWU is seeking employers to engage student interns for Summer 2017 Internships should be project-specific and ideally run for a minimum of 160 hours over an 8-week period (approximately June 20 – August 18, 2017). Students will complete these internships as part of a broader Business Professionalism and Career Preparation course offered through WWU on the Peninsulas. This course is open to all majors and […] Read more »