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2010-11 PNCECE Annual Report

PNCECE Annual Report, 2010-2011

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

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

2010

  • Senator Cantwell announces $11 million for Smart Grid Workforce Training, April 8, 2010
  • International presence at the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Conference and part of the U.S. Department of Education delegation to Germany
  • Awarded a $5 Million 3 year Department of Energy Smart Grid Workforce Grant creating the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy

2009-10 COE Annual Report

Center of Excellence for Energy Technology Annual Report, 2009-2010

2009

  • College energy program recognized, 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

  • Partner in a three-year $5 million WIRED grant to expand energy workforce opportunities

Center of Excellence receives Governors Award

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

2006

  • Skill Panel/Skill Standard Project launched for key occupations in the energy sector
  • 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