IRS & FTC present FREE webinar for small business: Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information

Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Identity Safety Practices FREE Webinar for Small Business Organizations and their members Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (click here for flyer) 1:00—2:00 pm Pacific Learn about identity theft, new imposter scams targeting businesses, cybersecurity practices to reduce your risk, data breach avoidance and response, and free resources to help you […] Read more »

Biz Opps: DOD SBIR 17.1 & STTR 17.A Open for Proposal Submission – closes Feb 8, 2017

  SBIR  17.1 & STTR 17.A Broad Agency Announcements are Open for Proposal Submission on January 10, 2017 and close February 8, 2017 Click here to view topics and application details About the SBIR/STTR Program The Department of Defense (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program is a congressionally mandated program coordinated by the Small Business Administration. The DOD […] Read more »

Construction & Building Trades; your input is requested!

Technology Tool Survey Construction and Building Trades – what do tech and construction have to do with one another? The Olympic Region Construction and Building Trades Partnership invites  Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap County firms to participate in this brief survey. This survey should not take more than 15 minutes to fill out, and will cover the following topics: 1. Current technology tools used by […] Read more »

Olympic College seeks input on potential program

Olympic College is researching local businesses to determine how social media is being used as a marketing strategy and, to determine if there a need for training. Please click here to complete the brief survey. If you have questions about how the Workforce Development & Basics Studies Division can help you train your workforce for 21st century success, visit Read more »

Bremerton cyber security company expanding – taps veteran talent

Bremerton’s cyber security company, Critical Informatics taps transitioning veterans as company expands. Click headline below to read Puget Sound Business Journal story: Cyber warriors go corporate: Seattle-area companies seek veterans for top jobs Learn more at Read more »

Kitsap economy highlighted in Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Journal of Business recently published a special report profiling Kitsap County’s economic advantages and opportunities. Featured stories discussed opportunities for the technology industry, talent and workforce, workforce education, housing and business costs, and Kitsap’s role and opportunities as part of the Puget Sound regional economy. The special section also includes stories on the Fast Ferry Proposition and interviews with Kitsap Bank CEO, […] Read more »

Biz Opps: DoD SBIR 16.3 & STTR 16.C Now in Pre-Release

The DoD SBIR 16.3 and the STTR 16.C Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) have been pre-released on the DoD SBIR/STTR Small Business Portal. You may view the topics here: DoD BAA/Solicitation Changes: The Small Business Administration, through its SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, purposely departs from normal Government solicitation formats and requirements and authorizes agencies to simplify the SBIR/STTR award process and minimize the regulatory burden on small business.  Therefore, […] Read more »

Olympic College offers first ever Women in Composites Workshop

The first-ever “Women in Composites Workshop”  is now open for registrations at Olympic College.  The event,  which is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Manufacturing Shop, is free of charge.  The workshop is intended to introduce women to one of the “non-traditional” career opportunities available for study at the college. Participants will learn to turn artwork into coasters, framed art, […] Read more »

Engineers trained in WSU’s program at OC are in demand

By Rodika Tollefson, The KPBJ While there’s currently an adequate supply of mechanical engineers statewide, some counties are seeing higher demand than others — and the field is projected to grow overall. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, in Kitsap County the demand for this job is balanced. An estimated 545 mechanical engineers were employed locally in 2013 (almost 10 percent of the […] Read more »