Workforce Education Council (WEC)

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The chief workforce education officer at each public community and technical college in Washington state makes up the Workforce Education Council (WEC) membership. WEC is a subsidiary of the Instruction Commission and the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges.

The council meets quarterly at a college 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 expand services for dislocated workers in the state.

Meeting Information

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

2015 Fall WEC Information:

  • Location: Whatcom Community College
    Syre Student Center Auditorium
  • Dates: October 8-9, 2015
  • Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton
  • Parking: No Passes Needed
  • College Mappdf
  • Fall 2015 WEC packet pdf

2015 Registration:

Everyone attending MUST register on EventBrite.

Participation is limited to two WEC members per college per 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 meeting space constraints.

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College Chief Workforce Education Officer (Voting Member)
Bates Technical College Brandon Rogers
Workforce Development
(253) 680-7575
Bellevue College Albert Lewis, Jr.
Vice President, Workforce Education
Bellingham Technical College Gabriel Mast
Interim Dean
(360) 752-8433
Big Bend Community College Daneen Berry-Guerin
Dean, Workforce Education
(509) 793-2053
Cascadia 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 Mabel Edmonds
Dean for Workforce & Economic Development
(253) 589-5510
Columbia Basin College Janese Thatcher
Dean, Computer Science, Engineering and Career & Technical
(509) 542-4542
Edmonds Community College Terry Cox
Vice President of Workforce Development and Training
(425) 640-1489
Everett Community College Ryan Davis (Chair)
Dean, Business
(425) 388-9212
Grays Harbor College Mike Kelly
Dean for Workforce Education
(360) 538-4013
Green River College Josh Clearman
Dean of Instruction
(253) 288-3325
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 vacant
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
Executive Dean of Worforce, Trade and Economic Development
(425) 235-7863
Seattle Central College Andrea Samuels
Interim Dean of Workforce Education
(206) 934-4389
Seattle Vocational Institute vacant
Shoreline Community College Daniel Fey
Workforce Director
(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 Veronica Wade
Interim Dean of Workforce Education and Program Partnerships
(206) 934-5216
Spokane Community College Jenni Martin
Dean, Extended Learning
(509) 279-6212
Spokane Falls Community College Lora Senf
Acting Dean of Business, Professional Studies and Workforce Education
(509) 533-3429
Tacoma Community College Krista Fox
Dean of Health, Business and Professional Services
(253) 566-5147
Walla Walla Community College Angel Reyna
Dean of Workforce Education
(509) 527-4299
Wenatchee Valley College Anita Janis
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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