Workforce Education Council (WEC)

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The Workforce Education Council (WEC) consists of the chief workforce education officer from each of the 34 community and technical colleges in Washington State. The WEC is a subsidiary of the Instruction Commission and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.

The council membership meets once each quarter at one of the colleges and, in collaboration with representatives of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, organized labor and the Association of Washington Business explores and develops initiatives to improve access to workforce training, boost local economic development and to expand the services for dislocated workers in the state.

Meeting Information

To offset the expenses for Workforce Education Council meetings, WEC members pay annual membership and registration fees. Please submit the appropriate form below.

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Participation is limited to two WEC members per college meeting. Permission to send more than two participants to a given meeting is at the discretion of the WEC president/chair and may vary depending upon the space constraints of the meeting venue.

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College Chief Workforce Education Officer (Voting Member)
Bates Technical College Cheri Loiland
Executive Dean, Workforce Development
(253) 680-7464
Bellevue College Paula Boyum
Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
(425) 564-2265
Bellingham Technical College Gabriel Mast
Interim Dean
(360) 752-8433
Big Bend Community College Clyde Rasmussen
Dean, Professional Technical Education
(509) 793-2053
Cascadia Community College Erik Tingelstad
Dean for Student Learning
(425) 352-8277
Centralia College Durelle Sullivan
Dean of Instruction, Workforce Education
(360) 736-9391x 378
Clark College Genevieve Howard
Dean of Workforce, Career & Technical Education
(360) 992-2936
Clover Park Technical College Jamilyn Penn
Dean for Workforce Development
(253) 589-5536
Columbia Basin College Frank Powers
Executive Dean, Career and Technical Education
(509) 544-4914
Edmonds Community College Susan Loreen
Vice President of Workforce Development and Training
(425) 650-1489
Everett Community College Ryan Davis
Dean, Business
(425) 388-9212
Grays Harbor College Mike Kelly
Dean for Workforce Education
(360) 538-4013
Green River Community College Tamar Zere
Director of Workforce Education
(253) 333-4943
Highline College Alice Madsen
Dean of Instruction Prof-Tech Education
(206) 592-3301
Lake Wa Institute of Technology Sharon Buck
Dean of Industrial and Engineering Technologies
(425) 739-8146
Lower Columbia Tamra Bell
Director, Work-based Learning & External Outreach
(360) 442-2621
North Seattle College John Lederer
Executive Dean, Career/Workforce Education
(206) 934-4604
Olympic College Amy Hatfield
Dean of Workforce Development and Basic Studies
(360) 475-7264
Peninsula College Mia Boster
Associate Dean
(360) 417-6484
Pierce College-Puyallup Jo Ann Baria
Vice President-Workforce, Economic and Professional Development
(253) 964-6640
Pierce College-Ft Steilacoom Susan Cable
Director of Workforce Development
(253) 964-6265
Renton Technical College Heather Winfrey
Director, Workforce Development
(425) 235-7863
Seattle Central College Al Griswold
Associate Vice President
(206) 934-5475
Seattle District Office Carin Weiss
Vice Chancellor
(206) 934-4104
Seattle Vocational Institute Al Griswold
Associate Vice President
(206) 934-5475
Shoreline Community College Dan Fey
Dean for Workforce and Continuing Education
(206) 546-4595
Skagit Valley College Laura Cailloux
Dean of Workforce Education
(360) 416-7729
South Puget Sound Community College Andy Bird
Dean of Applied Technology
(360) 596-5409
South Seattle College Wendy Price
Dean of Workforce Education and New Initiatives
(206) 934-5216
Spokane Community College Dave Cox
Dean of Prof/Tech Division
(509) 533-8675
Spokane District Office Sara Sexton-Johnson
District Director-Workforce, Continuing Education and Corporate Training
(509) 533-8486
Spokane Falls Community College Glen Cosby
Workforce Dean
(509) 533-3576
Spokane IEL Jenni Martin
Dean of Instruction/Extended Learning Division
(509) 279-6212
Tacoma Community College Krista Fox
Dean of Health, Business and Professional Services
(253) 566-5147
Walla Walla Community College Angel Reyna (Chair)
Dean of Workforce Education
(509) 527-4299
Wenatchee Valley College Mary Watson
Dean, Workforce Education and Continuing Education
(509) 682-6614
Whatcom Community College Janice Walker
Director, Workforce Education
(360) 383-3172
Yakima Valley Community College Paulette Lopez
Dean, Workforce Education
(509) 574-4748

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