Four-year early childhood degree to be offered in Kitsap

Chris Henry, The Kitsap Sun Money for a new four-year degree in early childhood education was included in the state’s recently approved supplemental budget. The high-demand degree program will be offered through Western Washington University in collaboration with Olympic College. The budget allocates $700,000 for the program, which is expected to grant 75 bachelor degrees annually once it is up and running. Read more>> Read more »

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DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Business & government leaders celebrate Kitsap-King connection

Puget Sound delegation tour Kitsap economic drivers on two-day study mission cosponsored by Puget Sound Regional Council and Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Terry Asla  •  Kitsap Daily News BREMERTON — “Puget Sound is [no longer] a division, it’s a connection.” With those words at the July 5 inaugural celebration for the fast ferry, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent defined what she called the new thinking […] Read more »

Olympic College’s new role in stopping cyber attacks and viruses

New cyber range will enable local students to receive top-notch training close to home Mark Krulish   Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Creating partnerships and building connections over geographical boundaries were major themes during a presentation July 13 at Olympic College on training the next wave of cybersecurity professionals right in their own backyards. The development of a new cyber range — which will be housed […] Read more »

Poulsbo cyber range is a first for Washington

Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Think of it as a shooting range for cyber security personnel. By year’s end, the Western Washington University campus at Poulsbo will be home to the first public cyber range in Washington state. Western Washington University made the announcement at the March 15 meeting of the Poulsbo City Council. According to Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern, it will be one […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank Establishes Pair of Scholarships for Students at WWU Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo

Western Today  Kitsap Bank has donated $25,000 to the Western Washington University Foundation to establish a pair of renewable $2,500 scholarships for students attending WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo. The scholarships were announced at Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND small business competition on Thursday, Nov. 17. “We are very pleased to support Western Washington University and their work with Olympic College to bring four-year degrees […] Read more »

Colleges roll out programs to meet IT workforce demand

Tim Kelly, Editor, The Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business With one four-year degree program beginning its second year and another one starting in fall 2016, Olympic College is doing all it can to help meet the growing workforce demands of the information technology sector. Norma Whitacre, dean of Business and Technology, said any four-year degree program offered for OC students “must be a professional/technical or […] Read more »

WWU might take over Poulsbo Marine Science Center

Rachel Anne Seymour   |  The KPBJ/Kitsap Sun POULSBO — Western Washington University might take over the Poulsbo Marine Science Center. The City Council, during its Wednesday meeting, approved asking Western to take over the center along with its youth programs, floating lab, aquarium and museum. While the city owns the facility, the Marine Science Center Foundation — a nonprofit — operates the center as […] Read more »

Representative Hansen Secures Funding in Budget to Expand Kitsap County College Opportunities

Posted on June 29, 2015 Rep. Drew Hansen OLYMPIA – The final budget agreed by the Legislature today funds three priorities secured by Representative Drew Hansen (D-Bainbridge Island): (1) new bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and cybersecurity at Olympic College, offered in partnership with Washington State University and Western Washington University, (2) a statewide cut in community college tuition, and (3) an expansion of computer […] Read more »

July Kitsap Business Forum: Meeting Workforce Needs – Today & Tomorrow

Meeting Today’s and Tomorrow’s Labor Needs to Be Discussed in the Next Kitsap Business Forum July 14th 7:30-9am Kitsap Conference Center, 3rd Floor RSVP now!  The Kitsap Business Forum will present “Meeting Our Workforce Needs Today and Tomorrow” on July 14. David Bryant Mitchell will lead a discussion with several of Kitsap’s key workforce stakeholders: Wendy Brant (SAFE Boats International), Matt Linkemeyer (Applied Technical Systems), Julie […] Read more »