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
Kirkland, Wash. - Twenty-five students and recent graduates from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will showcase nine concept games in its booth (6010) at PAX West, one of the largest video gaming events in the United States, September 1-4, 2017, in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. The nine interactive experiences include three virtual reality (VR) titles, four PC games, and two mobile/tablet apps created by students in the Digital Gaming and Interactive Media program at LWTech.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Laura Wildfong to the Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). Wildfong's term will run from August 2017 until September 2021.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The RPM Foundation (RPM), a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsmen, awarded Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a $5,000 grant for student scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to students enrolled in LWTech's Auto Repair Technician and Auto Body Technician programs.Read More
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.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - King County Executive Dow Constantine will deliver the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) commencement address on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, Wash.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Ten Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students were recently honored by the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame (WSHRHF), at their annual awards banquet dinner, each receiving a scholarship for $2000.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Two games created by Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students will be showcased at this year's Power of Play Conference and Competition on April 26, 2017. The games, Tales of Lunea and Black Forest Ham, were developed by LWTech Digital Gaming & Interactive Media students, and are featured on the Power of Play Indie Expo Showcase webpage.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is offering exciting and innovative summer camps and programs for children and adults. Back by popular demand, LWTech will hold two STEM summer camps designed for middle and high school children. In addition to the STEM camps, LWTech will also offer several summer programs for adults and high school students in the areas of Multimedia Design and Production (MMDP), Engineering and Architecture, and Fast Track Academics. These programs feature several new and innovative courses, such as Tiny House Design, Tiny House Building, Computer Aided Design (CAD) Competition, and much more.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - The Board of Trustees of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), have awarded tenure to six faculty members: Donald Dale, Priyanka Pant, Eric Sakai, Dr. Aparna Sen, Alexandra Vaschillo, and Stacy Woodruff. Tenure-track faculty are highly skilled educators practicing modern pedagogy, current in their fields, innovative leaders in their programs and the college, and worthy ambassadors to industry and our community at large. Only a peer-driven process like this one can ensure that the award of tenure shall signify the achievement of excellence.Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Two students from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) have been recognized for their academic achievements by two national organizations, Chris Osler has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Lynette Clemens was recognized as the Student of the Year by the Washington State Chefs Association (WSCA), a local chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).Read More
Kirkland, Wash. - Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the only public institute of technology in Washington State, is hosting its annual Open House, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Kirkland campus located at 11605 132nd Ave. NE. All ages are invited to attend and participate in hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations.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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