Our History

2018

2017

2016

2015

Senator Cantwell with PNCECE staff

Senator Cantwell visits Center of Excellence for Clean Energy in April 2015

James Ratzenberger, Cliff from Cheers, Keynote, with COE Directors

James Ratzenberger, “Cliff” from Cheers, keynote speaker, with COE Directors (left to right): Shana Peschek, Mary Kaye Bredeson, Barbara Hins-Turner, and Ann Avary.


 

2014

2013

2012

2011

Jamie Krause, Asst. Director, PNCECE; James Walton, President, Centralia College; and Barbara Hins-Turner, Director, PNCECE

Jamie Krause, Asst. Director, PNCECE; James Walton, President, Centralia College; and Barbara Hins-Turner, Director, PNCECE, receive Bellwether Award, January 2011

2010

2009

  • “College energy program recognized”, Centralia College Business to Business, August 2009
  • Centers codified into state law; officially named the Washington State Center of Excellence for Energy Technology
  • Center of Excellence was commissioned by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Taskforce (NEET), NEET Report, October 2009
  • Partnership with the Veterans Conservation Corps established to bring skilled veterans to the energy sector
  • Initiated first ever skill panel and skill standards for Wind Turbine Technicians

2008

2007

Center of Excellence receives Governors Award

Barbara Hins-Turner (center), COE director, receives Governors Award, December 2007

2006

2005

  • The Center of Excellence for Power Generation and Transmission established by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges