Kirkland, WA. -Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) associate of applied science degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician (DHET) has been approved as an endorsed Career Launch Program by Career Connect Washington. "This is a great endorsement as it recognizes that LWTech's DHET program is 'designed to position young adults to enter promising careers.' Even in uncertain economic times, there will always be a demand for highly skilled heavy duty equipment and diesel technicians," said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. "We believe creating direct pathways from college directly into the workplace will create a stronger economy."Read More
Kirkland, WA. - For the fourth time, Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) TRIO program has received a renewed Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education for $536,733 for an additional five years. LWTech's TRIO program provides tutoring, financial literacy and academic advising to more than 300 students who are low-income, first-generation (neither parent nor guardian has a bachelor's degree and neither does the student), or are students with disabilities.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the regional accreditation body for the Northwest, has reaffirmed Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) accreditation for another seven years. Accreditation by the NWCCU Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. LWTech's accreditation was reaffirmed in January 2020.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Yesterday the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington state, granted tenure to three faculty members: Thomas Abbott, Elisa Parrett and Benjamin A. Meyer. The Trustees held a special meeting in March to award tenure to Catherine England. Abbott teaches Computing and Software Development and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Parrett teaches English and holds a Master of Arts in English from California State University Sacramento, Meyer teaches Design and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Iowa State University, and England taught Basic Education for Adults and held a Master of Education in Adult Education and Training from Seattle University.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students Rebecca Rundle and Iuliia Dmitrieva have been named to the 2020 Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Rundle is a 3.95 GPA Nursing student who found her passion for nursing while working as a licensed medical technician in Haiti. Through hard work and determination, Rundle worked her way up from being a volunteer to an emergency department technician. After college, Rundle plans to work in a nursing leadership position in a hospital environment.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees for Lake Washington Institute of Technology will hold their next meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., via a Zoom. Dial-in coordinates are available on the website. All Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. The meeting agenda and minutes are available on the website.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Last Fall, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) participated in #RealCollege Survey, a survey sponsored by The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University; to assess basic needs among college students. The survey was emailed to approximately 3,500 LWTech students. Of those who responded, 41 percent experienced food insecurities, which the National #RealCollege Survey, 2019 defined as, "Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food in a socially acceptable manner."Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Board of Trustees nominated LWTech graduate, Carina Clark, for the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Awards. The award recognizes current students or graduates from Washington state community and technical colleges who have transformed their lives through education at one of the state's community and technical colleges. "It is the great honor of the Board of Trustees of LWTech to proudly and unanimously nominate Ms. Clark for the 2020 ACT Transforming Lives Award," said Laura Wildfong, chair of LWTech's Board of Trustees. "Ms. Clark has overcome significant barriers to achieve her educational goals. She is exactly the kind of student the community and technical college system is designed to serve."Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The student team from Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) Computer Security and Network Technology (CSNT) program recently placed fourth out of more than 530 colleges and universities at the National Security Agency's (NSA) Codebreaker Challenge online competition. The competition was comprised of various tasks for students to achieve increasingly difficult and complex intelligence capabilities. The NSA describes it as, "A hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering / low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA's mission."Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Answering industry demand, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has created a Biomedical Device Assembler Certificate program. LWTech is one of two colleges in the country that provides this program, with the other college being in Florida. Developed, with direct input from companies like Stryker, LWTech's Biomedical Device Assembler Certificate program was designed with the most relevant and direct-needed skills that will make students successful in a variety of applications, including: assembling biomedical equipment products; proper installation of electronic, optical, and mechanical components; quality inspection and auditing; product finishing; reading blueprints and engineering drawing schematics; and learning lean manufacturing processes.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) voted unanimously in their June meeting to extend the rolling contract for LWTech president, Dr. Amy Morrison, to 2024. The Trustees hired Morrison, six years ago. Board of Trustees Chair, Darrell Mitsunaga, who was a Trustee when Morrison was hired comments, "We had full confidence six years ago that Dr. Morrison would lead the college in a fair, inclusive, thoughtful, and productive way, and she's done so much more during her time at the college.Read More
Robert V. Taylor, Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Board to Deliver 2019 Commencement Address. Kirkland, Wash. - Robert V. Taylor, Chair of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation Board, and internationally renowned speaker and social activist, will deliver the 2019 Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Taylor was sent to the U.S. by his mentor, Nobel Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in 1980, to avoid imprisonment for his anti-apartheid activity. There, he served in the Diocese of New York. He later went on to be elected to become dean of the Episcopal cathedral in Seattle, making him the first openly gay Episcopal dean in the U.S. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, and serves on the Board for the Endowment for Equal Justice, and was founding Chair of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will host a Spring Community Resource Fair on May 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is part of a series of events held each quarter 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.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The annual Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Spring Plant Sale, will be held April 26-27 and May 3-4, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the greenhouses on the LWTech campus. This popular event, which has attracted thousands of community members over the years, 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. Between 30 and 40 percent of the plant stock will be held until the second Friday to provide fresh inventory during both weekends. Free parking is available next to the greenhouses on the southwest side of the campus.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)'s will host its annual Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 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 50 companies that are currently hiring. The event is free and open to students, graduates, and members of the community.Read More
As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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