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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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