Monday, June 6, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Hosts Audi Job & Product Information Fair

irkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is hosting the Audi Job and Product Information Fair on its Kirkland campus on June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is welcome to attend along with students in transportation programs to learn more about Audi jobs and products. Parking on campus is free, and visitors are encouraged to park on the southwest side of campus for easy access. This event is part of a partnership between Audi and LWTech. As part of the agreement, at least five LWTech graduates in the Auto Repair Technician program will be placed for employment at a local Audi-brand dealer each year.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Celebrates the Bound of Spring with its 2016 Wine Dinner

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, will celebrate the bounty of late spring and early summer with its 2016 Wine Dinner on Friday, June 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Chef City Grill on the Kirkland campus in East Building, E147. The Spring and Summer Bounty Wine Dinner will feature four courses and dessert prepared by LWTech Culinary and Baking Arts students. Each course will be paired with selected wines presented by Watermill Winery with a special guest appearance by winemaker Andrew Brown. Watermill Winery is a 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Gold Medal Winner and a producer of Certified Sustainable winemaking.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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LWTech Foundation Receives $125,000 Scholarship Endowment

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, received a donation of $125,000 from community leaders Robert and Linda Tjossem to create the Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. The Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund will be managed through the LWTech Foundation and will generate five annual $1,000 scholarships in perpetuity for students enrolled in a variety of programs. These programs include Motorcycle, Marine, and Power Equipment Service Technology; Engineering Graphics and Architectural Technology; Machine Technology; Auto Collision Repair Technician; Auto Repair Technician; Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician; Computer Security and Network Technician; Electronics Technology; and Welding Technology.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Receives College Spark Grant

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is receiving $150,000 in grant funding from College Spark Washington (College Spark) through its Community Grants Program. College Spark helps low-income students earn their degrees by funding programs that reduce student enrollment requirements in developmental education courses and increase the rate of students who earn their first college-level English or math credits. Funding from College Spark will improve intake and placement services for all students who intend to enroll in English and math college-level coursework, including English Second Language/Basic Skills and Developmental Education students, but assess into remedial courses. This new process replaces the traditional high-stakes COMPASS placement test and allows students to self-select math and English placements using computer forms or advisor-administered questionnaires. Students review the results and choose their own placement rather than having it imposed on them. Studies have shown students who self-select are more engaged in their education and outcomes. This process will begin in fall of 2016. In addition to developing new student placement methods, LWTech will use grant funding to consolidate all intake services into one singular location, the Smart Start Student Welcome Center. The center is expected to open in the fall of 2018 on the Kirkland campus.

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Friday, February 19, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Open House Event

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is hosting its annual Open House, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 7 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. Guests will visit more than 60 program booths, have the opportunity to talk with faculty and staff, and tour a variety of classrooms and labs, including but not limited to: Electronics and Machine Technology, Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Funeral Service Education. Activities include complimentary seated chair massages performed by Massage Practitioner students and game play using student-created video games. Guests will also experience delicious refreshments prepared by Baking and Culinary Arts students. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking and food provided.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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Students Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has named students Tiffany Ruiz and Marc Allen to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, recognizes 20 college students for their scholastic achievements each year. To qualify,recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and community engagement, and be nominated by their college. Ruiz is earning her associate degree in nursing at LWTech, and plans to work with children and adolescent patients diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders through pediatric oncology. In addition to being a student, she is also raising a three-year-old daughter and coordinates events for the LWTech chapter of the Student Nurses Organization.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Enters Partnership to Create Eastside Reengagement Center for Youth, Young Adults

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has entered into a partnership with three other agencies to form the Eastside Reengagement Center (ERC). Friends of Youth (FOY), King County Employment and Education Resources (EER) and Seattle Education Access (SEA) will work together to help disengaged youth and young adults in King County gain access to free high school equivalency preparation classes with individualized instruction. Participants also receive career counseling, employment services and college navigation. To participate, individuals must be residents of King County, 16-25 years old, and not currently enrolled in school. According to Dr. Kim Infinger, principal/dean of LWTech’s High School Programs, this supportive program can provide a second chance for young people who have dropped out of high school or have become disengaged in their education. The classes prepare students to pass the General Educational Development (GED) exam and earn a GED diploma. “The classes create opportunities for one-on-one instruction at the Friends of Youth’s Kirkland and Redmond locations coupled with wraparound support services. It also presents a pathway for students to transition to LWTech’s High School Programs,” said Infinger. The year-round program, taught by LWTech instructors, offers evening and morning classes at the FOY Kirkland and Redmond Youth Service Centers.

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Monday, April 18, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Launches New Summer Programs and Camps for Children and Adults

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is launching three new summer camps and programs designed for kids and adults: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Camps, Game in a Month, and Fast Track Academics. “Our new summer camps are a unique extension of our traditional academic programs and classes, and are taught by expert and friendly LWTech faculty,” said Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, president of LWTech. “By adding the for-credit option for high school students and adults, these summer camps can move students even closer to earning a college certificate or degree.” (STEAM) Camps are offered in a week-by-week, full-day format through July and August. STEAM Camp options are high school girls only, coed for high school, and a one-week option with an “Our Planet” theme for middle school students. All STEAM Camps are led by LWTech college faculty. Participants can also earn college credits for all camps, depending on the duration attended, with the exception of STEAM Camp for middle school students. Camps include scientific field trips, free lab coats and lunches.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Spring Plant Sale Starts April 22

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is hosting its Spring Plant Sale April 22-23 and April 29-30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the greenhouses at its Kirkland campus. The Spring Plant Sale will feature a variety of choices grown from seed to sale by Environmental Horticulture students, including fuchsia baskets, annuals, vegetable starts, succulents, perennials, herb starts and hundreds of bedding plants. Purchases help support LWTech’s Environmental Horticulture program. For quick access, the public can park for free next to the greenhouses on the southwest side of the campus. WHO: Lake Washington Institute of Technology WHAT: Spring Plant Sale open to the public. WHEN: April 22-23 and April 29-30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland campus at 11605 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, Wash. 98034. Free parking next to greenhouses on the southwest side of campus. WHY: The public can purchase a variety of healthy plants grown from seed to sale and support LWTech’s Environmental Horticulture program.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Grants Tenure to Three Faculty Members

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, has granted tenure to three faculty members: James Hicks, Karen Holum and Andrew Short. 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. Hicks teaches Auto Collision and Repair and holds a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University. Holum teaches Multimedia Design and Production and holds a Master of Science from University of Washington in Human Centered Design and Engineering. Short teaches Engineering Graphics and holds a Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University in Industrial Technology/Engineering Graphics. The LWTech Board of Trustees awarded them tenure on March 8. “These candidates have shown their dedication to student success by taking an innovative approach to helping our students grasp their full potential, and have worked to grow and advance their departments by developing long-lasting industry relationships. These innovative faculty have exemplified what it means to truly make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, president of LWTech.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Redesigns Engineering Graphics, Hosts Board for Architects

Kirkland, Wash. – Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, will host the Washington State Board for Architects on Feb. 11 at its Kirkland campus. The board traditionally meets at four-year colleges, however this is its first visit to a two-year degree program in recent history. The board will tour LWTech’s Architectural Technology program, which is undergoing a redesign to a cohort model along with the Engineering Graphics department. The Architectural Technology program prepares students for careers with architecture firms, construction companies and government civil engineering departments. “The Washington State Board for Architects is a proponent of alternate paths to architect licensure. The board recognizes and appreciates that the programs offered by the Lake Washington Institute of Technology provide stepping stones along the path to licensure and opportunities for students to work in real-world style collaborative environments. The board is excited to be holding their February board meeting at the college and is looking forward to learning more about the design programs offered at the school,” said Roch Manley, chair for the Washington State Board for Architects.

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