October 12, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Named One of 150 Top US Community Colleges Eligible to Compete for $1 Million Dollar Aspen Prize

Kirkland, Wash. - Washington state's Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has been named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. LWTech was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize.

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October 3, 2017

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$275,000 for Advanced Manufacturing Training: Lake Washington Institute of Technology to train new students and current manufacturing employees through Upskill-Backfill model

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), in collaboration and partnership with the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, has received a $275,000 Washington state Talent and Prosperity for All (TAP) grant to train current and future advanced manufacturing students for in-demand jobs. The partnership joins public and private resources to help promote 250 current manufacturing employees and create training opportunities for entry-level workers to fill the resulting vacancies, with a focus on populations that face barriers to employment.

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September 12, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Three Pacific Northwest Institutes of Technology Join Forces to Provide High-skill, High-tech Talent for Cascadia Corridor

Seattle, WA: Three internationally recognized institutes of technology ("polytechnics") have joined forces to provide industry aligned, high-skill talent for the Cascadia Corridor's workforce needs. British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), and Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) will collaborate in multiple ways to leverage their extensive applied education offerings in high-demand STEM fields. The alliance of these higher education partners in the Cascadia Corridor was announced today by Microsoft president Brad Smith at the Cascadia Corridor Innovation Conference in Seattle.

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September 1, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students to Exhibit Nine Games at PAX West Convention

Kirkland, Wash. - Twenty-five students and recent graduates from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will showcase nine concept games in its booth (6010) at PAX West, one of the largest video gaming events in the United States, September 1-4, 2017, in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. The nine interactive experiences include three virtual reality (VR) titles, four PC games, and two mobile/tablet apps created by students in the Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program at LWTech.

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August 18, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Governor Inslee Appoints Kirkland Business Owner to Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees

Kirkland, Wash. - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Laura Wildfong to the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). Wildfong's term will run from August 2017 until September 2021.

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June 26, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives RPM Foundation Grant for Automotive Student Scholarships

Kirkland, Wash. - The RPM Foundation (RPM), a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen, awarded Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a $5,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech's Auto Repair Technician and Auto Body Technician programs.

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June 23, 2017

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The Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Recognizes Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Chapter with National Award

Kirkland, Wash. - The world's largest HR association, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), has honored Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) SHRM student chapter with the 2016-2017 Outstanding Student Chapter Award. There are 327 student chapters in the United States, and LWTech was one of only 20 institutions to receive this award.

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May 22, 2017

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King County Executive Dow Constantine to Deliver Lake Washington Institute of Technology Commencement Address

Kirkland, Wash. - King County Executive Dow Constantine will deliver the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash.

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April 27, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Awarded Scholarships by Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame

Kirkland, Wash. - Ten Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students were recently honored by the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame (WSHRHF), at their annual awards banquet dinner, each receiving a scholarship for $2000.

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April 20, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Games to Be Showcased At Power of Play Conference

Kirkland, Wash. - Two games created by Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students will be showcased at this year's Power of Play Conference and Competition on April 26, 2017. The games, Tales of Lunea and Black Forest Ham, were developed by LWTech Digital Gaming & Interactive Media students, and are featured on the Power of Play Indie Expo Showcase webpage.

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March 29, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Offers Innovative Summer Camps and Courses for Children and Adults

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is offering exciting and innovative summer camps and programs for children and adults. Back by popular demand, LWTech will hold two STEM summer camps designed for middle and high school children. In addition to the STEM camps, LWTech will also offer several summer programs for adults and high school students in the areas of Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP), Engineering and Architecture, and Fast Track Academics. These programs feature several new and innovative courses, such as Tiny House Design, Tiny House Building, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Competition, and much more.

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March 9, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (425) 739 - 8236

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Board of Trustees Award Tenure to Six Faculty Members

Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to six faculty members: Donald Dale, Priyanka Pant, Eric Sakai, Dr. Aparna Sen, Alexandra Vaschillo, and Stacy Woodruff. Tenure-track faculty are highly skilled educators practicing modern pedagogy, current in their fields, innovative leaders in their programs and the college, and worthy ambassadors to industry and our community at large. Only a peer-driven process like this one can ensure that the award of tenure shall signify the achievement of excellence.

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March 1, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Recognized By National Organizations for Their Academic Achievements

Kirkland, Wash. - Two students from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) have been recognized for their academic achievements by two national organizations, Chris Osler has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Lynette Clemens was recognized as the Student of the Year by the Washington State Chefs Association (WSCA), a local chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

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February 27, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Open House Event Wednesday, March 1 from 5pm-8pm

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is hosting its annual Open House, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Kirkland campus located at 11605 132nd Ave. NE. All ages are invited to attend and participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations.

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February 27, 2017

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Introduces New Multimedia Design and Production Courses, Certificate Program

Kirkland, Wash. - The Seattle area is a hotbed of technology and design, and in response to industry demand, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has introduced a series of new courses to its Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP) program: The User-Centered Design certificate program and Smartphone Filmmaking and Smartphone Editing.

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About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.