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 »

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 »

Bremerton council votes to sell old CenCom to Olympic College

By Josh Farley of the Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — The old CenCom building, a former toll booth headquarters and 911 dispatch center on Warren Avenue, will soon be part of Olympic College. The Bremerton City Council on Wednesday voted 5-2 to sell the sturdy 5,700-square-foot structure to the college for $115,000, plus closing costs. College officials said Thursday that the purchase is contingent upon approval […] Read more »