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 »

What will 2017 bring? KEDA’s Economic Forecast event will shed light on economic prospects for the coming year

KEDA’s 19th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast – 2017 Economic Forecast event is Tuesday, January 31st January 31, 2017 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOON JANUARY 11TH REGISTER NOW! Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will present 91 Months, a New Cast and Old Issues, an Economic Forecast. Policy issues and prospects […] Read more »

God Bless Kitsap . . . Every Man, Women and Child

John Powers for the KPBJ Six Thousand Two Hundred Dollars for every child, woman, and man in Kitsap County – that is the United States Department of Defense direct annual investment in Naval Base Kitsap’s multiple missions. The DOD’s annual spend in Kitsap exceeds $1.6B which amounts to over $6,000 per Kitsap resident, and nearly fifty percent of our local economic output making Kitsap the […] Read more »