KNKX Public Radio Interview: Western’s Cyber Range

Listen to KNKX Public Radio’s interview with Erik Fretheim, Director of the Information Systems Security Program at Western Washington University. Erik shares more about Western’s new Cyber Range facility that will be located at Western’s Poulsbo site. To learn more about the program visit, wwu.edu/ciss Read more »

Employer Survey requests feedback on OC graduate readiness

Olympic College (OC) is conducting an “Employer Survey” during April, May and June.  The objective is to collect information regarding employer opinions and satisfaction with their employees who received their education at OC.  The College is particularly interested in your views regarding the OC graduate and certificate completers’ experience and training. This input is critical to ensuring our programs are relevant and meet your standards. […] Read more »

Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning to Include Bremerton Meeting

Bremerton is one of 27 regions to discuss strategies to help Washington youth gain needed work skills, prepare for high-demand jobs. Local representatives from business and industry, educators, and community leaders are invited to discuss next steps to help young people gain work readiness skills needed to fill high-demand jobs. The local event will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Kitsap ends year with strong home sales, weak inventory

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business A year ago we wrote about surging home sales, a shortage of listings and steadily rising prices. Twelve months have passed, but the storylines remain largely the same. Kitsap’s real estate market closed 2016 with strong sales, a depleted inventory and a higher median home price, according to numbers released by Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Pending […] Read more »

Kitsap entered fall with more jobs and a growing labor force

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, KPBJ More jobs are available in Kitsap this fall than in previous years, according to the state Employment Security Department. But a growing labor force has contributed to a higher unemployment rate in the county. Jobs in Kitsap A preliminary estimate showed 89,600 non-farm jobs in Kitsap in October, an increase of 900 from October 2015.   Of the new jobs, 700 […] 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 http://www.olympic.edu/programs-classes/workforce-development-and-basic-studies Read more »

Bremerton company creates new job opportunities for disabled veterans

| Q13 FOX News See also: KITSAP COMPANY HONORED FOR HIRING VETERANS “For my generation, guys that have been in for 10-15 years or so, it’s really hard to transition and start over,” said Rupert. “For my generation, guys that have been in for 10-15 years or so, it’s really hard to transition and start over,” said Rupert.He works for Skookum Contract Services. The Bremerton […] Read more »