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


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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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.

The Outstanding Student Chapter Award was granted to LWTech for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. LWTech’s year-long program does this by providing students with opportunities to network with HR professionals through chapter meetings, local HR events, and regional conferences, while gaining insight into effective HR Management. The program also provides a direct link to career placement after graduation. SHRM has also awarded LWTech’s student chapter the Superior Merit Award for the past seven years.

LWTech’s Human Resources Management program emphasizes applied learning and advancement or entry into the HR field. The program combines in-class and online education with flexible options to meet the evolving needs of students. Students who hold a Human Resource Management Certificate of Completion are able to take certification exams sooner. All classes are eligible for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI®) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) SHRM-CP/SCPSM re-certification credits including business and global credits.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.