July 22, 2011
Lake Washington Technical College is now Lake Washington Institute of Technology
On April 18, 2011, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire signed Substitute Senate Bill 5664 to change the name of Lake Washington Technical College to Lake Washington Institute of Technology, effective July 22, 2011. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Senate
We remain dedicated to our mission - preparing students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities. We will retain our dedication to workforce development and continue to be engaged in high quality, hands-on education that serves the needs of Washington's citizens. We remain a state college and a part of the community & technical college system.
The new name recognizes that we have become a more comprehensive technical college and gives us the opportunity to enhance our impact on technical education and serve as a polytechnic in support of Washington industry. We will continue to meet the needs of our community by offering students many pathways to achieve their career goals, including certificates, associate and applied bachelor's degrees.
For over 60 years we have been changing lives and helping our graduates and their families achieve a brighter future, and we take the next step in continuing our successful history as Lake Washington Institute of Technology.