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Center of Excellence for Energy Technology

Centralia College

The Center of Excellence for Energy Technology is a nationally recognized model providing strategic coordination for the energy industry's skilled workforce in Washington State. The Center is led by a broad based partnership comprised of industry and labor leaders that guide the center to: Develop and mature industry and labor partnerships to better understand the ever changing workforce issues facing electric utilities and independent power producers.

  • Translate energy industry research into "Best Practices" training and education to ensure programs meet industry's workforce needs.
  • Provide clear education and career pathways for students and job seekers for entry into high skills high wage energy jobs.
  • Create a competitive workforce pipeline to meet increasing energy demands and support the economic future of Washington State.

There are 10 Washington State Centers of Excellence.
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Barbara Hins-Turner, Executive Director
Center of Excellence for Energy Technology
360-736-9391 ext 477

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