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August 14, 2017

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Leslie Shattuck Communications & Marketing Director (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 Communications & Marketing Director (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 Communications & Marketing Director (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 Communications & Marketing Director (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

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.