May 16, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Partners With the King County Library System to Offer Student Access to Digital Resources

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) and the King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to increase student and faculty access to the library's digital content. The partnership was established after the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement that expands on KCLS's ongoing effort to provide electronic library access to every student and teacher in King County public schools, colleges, and universities. Under the agreement, KCLS will facilitate the creation of Student Accounts so that each student enrolled in any course at LWTech will have secure access to KCLS' downloadable and online resources, including but not limited to eBooks, eAudiobook, databases, online homework help, digital newspapers and magazines, and online videos. Currently, LWTech is the first of three area colleges working with KCLS to offer this program.

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May 10, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Annual Spring Job Fair on May 15

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)'s will host its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. Hosted by LWTech's Employment Resource Center, in partnership with WorkSource Snohomish and King Counties, the job fair will feature over 35 companies that are currently hiring. The event is free and open to students, graduates, and members of the community.

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May 7, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Offer Four-Week Fast-Track Summer Classes

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, is offering four Gen Ed classes this summer, where students can earn the same credits as a traditional quarter, in half the time. Most of these classes transfer, are accepted by universities, and provide a great opportunity for students to get some of their Gen Ed classes completed in an accelerated timeline. In addition to the fast-track courses, in Math, English, Psychology and Communications, LWTech is also offering an eight-week schedule of classes for students who want to get ahead in their coursework, in a select group of Humanities, Writing, Math, and Social Sciences classes. The eight-week courses include: Intro to Photography, Intro to Art, Intro to Business, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, English Composition I, English Composition II, Technical Writing, Math in Society, Intro to Statistics, Nutrition, General Psychology, Lifespan Psychology, and Intro to Sociology.

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April 23, 2018

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

Annual Lake Washington Institute of Technology Spring Plant Sale Starts April 27

The Spring Plant Sale, one of the most popular events that takes place at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), is coming up on April 27-28 and May 4-5, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the greenhouses on the Kirkland campus. Over the years, thousands of community members have come to the annual plant sale that raises money for the Environmental Horticulture program and student scholarships. The Spring Plant Sale will feature a variety of plants grown from seed to sale by Environmental Horticulture students, including fuchsia baskets, annuals, vegetable starts, succulents, perennials, herb starts, and hundreds of bedding plants. Free parking is available next to the greenhouses on the southwest side of the campus.

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April 9, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Community Resource Fair on April 12

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Community Resource Fair on April 12, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is part of a series of events held several times a year in partnership with the City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the King County Library System (Kingsgate, Kirkland, and Redmond libraries). The event will bring community and college resources together in one location to support low-income, marginalized populations who face multiple barriers. Services will include housing, transportation, food assistance, mental health, immigrant/refugee services, health and dental care, training and education, domestic violence, disability support, and others.

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March 20, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Student Named Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar

Monica Shoemaker, a student at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Gold Scholar and will receive a $1,500 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholar also receives a commemorative medallion.

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March 15, 2018

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

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

The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to seven faculty members: Shanti Conners, Pamela Jeffcoat, Karen Lee, Hallie Pritchett, Jennifer Rogoff, Phil Trumbo, and Janet Waters.

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March 5, 2018

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

National and State Architecture Organizations to Visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology on March 8

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the Washington State Board for Architects will visit Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) to meet with students and faculty in LWTech's Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering (CADE) department.

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February 6, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Largest Provider of Healthcare Professional Associate Degrees in King County

Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was recently listed as King County's leading provider of associate degree graduates in health professions, according to the 2016-2017 "Program Focus by College" report by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. The report also found LWTech to be the third largest supplier of associate degree health professionals in Washington state during the same academic year.

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January 10, 2018

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

Lake Washington Institute of Technology to Hold Recurring Community Resource Fair Beginning in January

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Community Resource Fair on January 11, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is part of a series of events held several times a year in partnership with the City of Kirkland, City of Redmond, WorkSource Seattle-King County, and the King County Library System (Kingsgate, Kirkland, and Redmond libraries).

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January 10, 2018

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

Public Hearing - Rule Making Process - Revisions to Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

Public Hearing on proposed revisions on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and held in the West Building Board Room, W305A. The College is proposing the changes to WAC 495D.

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August 14, 2017

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

National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Local Community and Technical Colleges

Kirkland, Wash. - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an $800,000 grant to five community and technical colleges in the state of Washington: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), Bellevue College, Green River College, North Seattle College, and Renton Technical College. The NSF grant will fund the collaborative Northwest Network for Application Development and Technology Connections (AppConnect NW) project. Each of the colleges involved offers a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Information Technology Application Development, which help meet the demand for software and application developers in the greater Seattle area.

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October 12, 2017

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

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

$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 Director, Communications & Marketing (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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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 eight applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees, and more than 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.