Olympic College – Presidential Search Community Forums

Olympic College (OC) is conducting a nationwide search to identify its next president and they want to hear from you. During the month of May, OC is holding Presidential Search Forums at their campuses and in the community. The forums are your chance to contribute to the process by providing input on the qualities and skills you would like to see in the President. The OC Board of […] 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 »

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 »

Congratulations to KEDA Economic Development Champion award winners!

  Economic Development Champion Lifetime Achievement Dr. David Mitchell, president of Olympic College, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his longtime collaboration with business leaders in creating relevant academic programs that prepare young people and those who are changing direction in midlife. His unflagging leadership brought WSU and WWU to Kitsap as part of their 2+2 programs Economic Development Champion – Public Sector Congressman Derek […] 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 »

Olympic College added $412.4 to local economy

BREMERTON – Olympic College is a smart investment for students, alumni, businesses and the communities we serve according to a recent economic impact study. According to the report, OC added $412.4 million to Kitsap and Mason county economies during the study year in 2014-15. This represents approximately 3.3% of the area’s Gross Regional Product, which is nearly as large as the entire Construction industry in […] Read more »

Hotel planned in Poulsbo’s College Marketplace

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, KPBJ Property bordering Poulsbo’s Home Depot offers some of the best views in the city, with Liberty Bay and Mount Rainier visible on clear days. The hilltop site would provide a dramatic setting for a hotel, which, it turns out, is just what a Seattle hospitality company has planned there. Hotel Concepts is moving ahead with plans for a 110-room hotel on 5 acres in College Marketplace, […] 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 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 http://www.criticalinformatics.com/work_with_us.htm Read more »

OC and WSU expand partnership

by MICHELLE BEAHM,  Bremerton Patriot Reporter  Aug 22, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Aug 29, 2016 at 10:02AM BREMERTON — The partnership between Olympic College and Washington State University is growing this year with the addition of an electrical engineering bachelor’s degree program starting Aug. 22 at the Bremerton OC campus. “It’s great for us,” said OC’s Shawn Devine, director of communications, “because it’s another pathway for OC […] Read more »