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Centers Of Excellence College Information

Providing industry insights and connections to the college system

Washington's 12 Centers of Excellence support systemwide connections between education, business, industry and labor. Each Center focuses on a targeted industry that drives or supports the state’s economy. Centers are guided by industry representatives to lead collaborative and coordinated statewide education and training efforts to build a competitive workforce in a global economy.

Centers serve the needs of all 34 community and technical colleges across Washington and provide resources, industry insights and connections, best practices, and much more.

Centers of Excellence work in five core focus areas: Economic Development; Education Innovation, and Efficiency; Workforce Supply/Demand; Industry Sector Strategy; Equity and Access.


Danny Marshall
Program Administrator

Carolyn McKinnon
Policy Associate

Centers of Excellence websites

Centers of Excellence

Find out more about each of Washington's 12 Centers of Excellence and what you can do and learn.

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