Our History

2016


2015

  • Washington state Centers of Excellence earn Exemplary Leadership award, April 24, 2015, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), The directors of Washington state’s Centers of Excellence were awarded the Idahlynn Karre Exemplary Leadership award at the Chair Academy’s April International Leadership conference. The award is given to postsecondary education leaders or leadership teams that have enhanced educational opportunities on their campuses.
  • Sen. Cantwell sees fruits of Clean Energy grant, April 9, 2015
  • Core Plus Skills Center Meeting, January 2015. James Ratzenberger, “Cliff” from Cheers, delivers keynote.
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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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

  • Name changed to Center of Excellence for Energy Technology

2005

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