Ferry schedules changing for Colman Dock work

Ed Friedrich  The Kitsap Sun “To safely and efficiently unload all of the sailings and maintain on-time performance, we need to modify the sailing schedules to provide more space between afternoon sailings where we have boats arrive and depart right next to each other.” Of the two routes’ 9.2 million riders last year, 4.9 million walked on.   The proposed schedule shifts the current 4:20 p.m. […] Read more »

KUOW Region of Boom series features stories on how the new Fast Ferry could impact Bremerton

Bremerton bets on a fast ferry. Will Seattleites? By Carolyn Adolph • Jun 14, 2017 KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph Bremerton hopes to be the next bedroom community for Seattle. The mayor is promoting the city, and developers are building places for people to live. From submarines to cyber warfare, Bremerton sticks to the mission and keeps its mouth shut By Joshua McNichols • Jun 14, 2017 […] Read more »

OC and PSNS & IMF win national award for apprenticeship partnership

News Release – For Immediate Release NEW ORLEANS – Olympic College and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) won the American Association of Community College’s Outstanding Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award, announced yesterday, April 24. Partnerships between community colleges and industry are vital to preparing a skilled workforce. Olympic College and PSNS & IMF collaborated on training programs that have raised the skill […] Read more »

NUWC Industry Day – Focus on Ship/Craft/Boat Repair Small Business Partnerships

The audience is for ship repair contractors (NAICS 336611) in an effort to get them to apply for a Master Agreement for Repair and Alteration of Vessels (MSRA)/ Agreement for Boat Repair (ABR) which will allow them to bid on government ship repair contracts. (Click here for additional information) Time and Location April 19, 2017 0900-1100 U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Museum, Mary Bonnin Room, 1 […] Read more »

Navy yard, bases not greatly affected by hiring freeze

Ed Friedrich, Kitsap Sun , KING BREMERTON, Wash. — President Trump’s federal hiring freeze has not burdened the Kitsap Navy. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, after a pause, went right back to hiring, and hasn’t caught up to other programs. The freeze was imposed on Jan. 23 for roughly 90 days for the Office of Management and Budget and Office of Personnel Management to develop a […] 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 »

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 »

SBA provides updated guide for small businesses interested in doing business with the governmnt

12 Steps to Success-GC-Area VI How to Guide-1-27-2017 The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their small business assistance guide, 12 Steps to Success. This guide provides a single, comprehensive electronic document for small businesses interested in doing business with the federal government. The guide has been reformatted for better readability and merges “12 Steps to Success” and the “Useful Government Contracting Websites” into this one […] Read more »

Economic Forecast Presentations

A record three hundred area business and community leaders, gathered on January 31st at the Kitsap Conference Center for KEDA’s 2017 Economic Forecast /Decision Makers Breakfast.  Crowd favorite, Dr. John W. Mitchell, of M & H Economic Consultants returned to deliver the keynote address, 91 Months, A New Cast & Old Issues. (Click the links below to view presentations.) The program also featured an update on Naval […] Read more »

With hiring halted, PSNS looks for exemption from freeze

Kitsap Sun  Published 10:00 a.m. PT Jan. 31, 2017 BREMERTON — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard has suspended all hiring as the result of President Donald Trump’s federal freeze. The across-the-board freeze began at noon Jan. 22, with the exception of active-duty military personnel. Other limited exemptions would be allowed to ensure national security or public safety, according to the executive action. The nation’s four naval shipyards, unclear […] Read more »