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COE Vision


Washington shall become a national model in developing partnerships amongbusiness, industry and education for the purpose of enhancing economic andworkforce development initiatives to meet the current and future needs of the industries critical to the state’s economic vitality


Washington's Centers of Excellence shall serve as the statewide liaisons tobusiness, industry, labor and the state's educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the industries driving the state's economy and supporting Washington families.


  • Ensure the efficient use of state resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by fostering a culture of cooperation within the Community & Technical College system
  • Provide leadership by representing the Washington Community & Technical College system, local business and industry in state, national and internationalindustry specific forums, activities and economic development initiatives
  • Serve as a resource for the creation and sharing of model curricula, educational pathways, degree/certificate programs, industry specific skill standards and bestpractices
  • Demonstrate excellence in communication and collaboration while fostering synergistic interconnectedness of Washington's economic, workforce development and education systems
  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Center of Excellence

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