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Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, LWTech President
Welcome to the 2018 issue of Transformations magazine. We hope, through the stories told in the following pages, you’ll learn a little more about our students and programs, and the great work being done by our faculty and sta .
For more than 65 years, LWTech has been connecting students to industry and careers, in what many now call, “Career Connected Learning.” Governor Inslee recently launched the Career Connect Washington initiative,
which brought together a task force
of industry leaders, like Microsoft President, Brad Smith, and higher education representatives to look at ways to connect students to industry through registered apprenticeships. This model is at the core of work-based learning and employer engagement, something our 34-state community and technical colleges do well.
I was honored to join the Governor, and business leaders from around
the state, as part of a delegation to Switzerland where we saw  rsthand the Swiss youth apprenticeship model. Our meetings with Swiss business, education, and government leaders provided us with great insight on how this model has positively impacted their economy.
Career Connected Learning is at the core of program development at LWTech. Hundreds of industry leaders serve on our advisory committees, providing leadership, direction, and industry insight. The college leverages industry expertise to create well- de ned educational pathways that prepare students for employment
or transfer upon graduation. These business leaders provide internships and in many cases, hire our graduates.
The pathways we create for our students begin the second they enroll at LWTech. We’ve created on- boarding classes for new students aligned with their future careers, and each program has a clear map of the classes students need to take with
a direct correlation to industry and transfer. This provides our students with the ability to see a direct path from their studies to their career.
You’ll see great examples of Career Connected Learning throughout Transformations. I encourage you to get involved with the college, share your expertise, and see how you can help shape Washington’s future workforce.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at the associate and baccalaureate degree levels.
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Lake Washington Institute of Technology's total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or pro ts. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not and will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or  nancial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student  nancial assistance. Lake Washington Institute of Technology
is committed to providing equal access for students with disabilities. Information about instructional accommodations and equipment is available from the Disability Support Services coordinator,
(425) 739-8300, or 711 (Washington Relay).
Lake Washington Institute of Technology values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity both as an educational institution and as an employer. The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The college complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment, educational programs and admissions, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures and
complaints may be directed to the college’s A rmative Action O cer: Executive Director, Human Resources, A rmative Action O cer/Title IX Coordinator, 11605 132nd AVE NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, (425) 739-8212 or 711 (Washington Relay).
Contents of this publication were developed with funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act, National Science Foundation (NSF DUE #1458583 and NSF DUE #1502032), and U.S. Department of Education (grant #P116G150117). Any opinions,  ndings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily re ect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additionally, content does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Credits: Editor Leslie Shattuck Design Kimberly Goddard Writers Leslie Shattuck, Sarah Chandler Photos Sarah Chandler, Kimberly Goddard, Stewart Isett, Michael Mussman, and LWTech Sta .
A special thank you to the students and faculty who through their awards, achievements and amazing lives we are able to celebrate!
Transformations magazine is published for information purposes only. Although every e ort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, this magazine shall not be construed to be an irrevocable contract between the student and Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Transformations magazine is mailed at the periodicals rate to obtain the lowest cost, while best serving the residents of the college’s geographic area. Please pass on your copy to a friend, take it to work, or recycle it when you are  nished. If you do not receive the magazine and would like to be added to our mailing list, email: or call (425) 739-8236.
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