Washington's Centers of Excellence shall serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the
state's educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of
the industries driving the state's economy and supporting Washington families.
Ensure the efficient use of state resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by fostering a culture of cooperation within
the Community & Technical College system
Provide leadership by representing the Washington Community & Technical College system, local business and industry in state, national,
and international industry specific forums, activities and economic development initiatives
Serve as a resource for the creation and sharing of model curricula, educational pathways, degree/certificate programs, industry specific
skill standards and best practices
Demonstrate excellence in communication and collaboration while fostering synergistic interconnectedness of Washington's economic,
workforce development and education systems
Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Center of Excellence
For more about us, read our
2011 High Impact Report.
For a full report of the events and projects of 2010-2011 view our