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 »

Powers | OC’s servant leader extraordinaire

John Powers for the KPBJ On May 20, Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was honored by the Association of College Trustees (ACT) as the Community College CEO of the Year in Washington state. If you have ever had the privilege of working with Dr. Mitchell, you know why he was so honored — honored for his self-effacing servant leadership. Our Kitsap Economic Development […] Read more »

Ten in One Thousand . . . Not Surprising

The KPBJ – John Powers, Executive Director KEDA Last May, I wrote about the critical role Olympic College plays in developing our local economy, and its most essential capital . . . human capital. I highlighted OC’s proud six decade legacy of educating, training, and inspiring the careers of tens of thousands of local students for generations of Kitsap citizens. So when I learned earlier […] Read more »