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One of Snohomish County’s richest sources of employment and economic growth are high paying jobs that require STEM skills. Fortunately, our region is rich with higher education institutions and certification programs that provide our students with credentials for those high-demand jobs.
We’ve made great progress in raising the number of Snohomish County students earning STEM credentials. However, we need to continue to be innovative, responsive, and collaborative to create even more STEM opportunities for our high school graduates and highlight pathways to those programs.
WSU Everett’s new campus is graduating hundreds of students in cutting-edge STEM programs. Everett Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) provides high-demand skilled workers. UW Bothell’s Discovery Hall can accommodate 1,000 STEM students, and Edmonds Community College will add to their strong STEM offerings with the construction of a new Science, Engineering and Technology building. These are all excellent examples of the progress our county has made to expand STEM certifications and degrees for our students.
Our rapidly growing workforce demands are outpacing STEM degree production and is still too low to meet workforce needs. Everyday, large numbers of STEM related jobs go unfilled in Snohomish County and that number is projected to grow unless we do something about it. Improving achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math will go a long way to ensuring that our country can provide a talent pipeline with skilled employees. We must make the most of all the potential STEM talent in our region so we can compete globally, create jobs, and achieve economic growth.
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Students inspect a Viper engine at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School.
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COVER PHOTO Alexey Ryabinin, center, and classmates inspect the interior of a BAC Jet Provost that they removed an engine from during class at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School. Photo by Olivia Vanni, Herald photographer
Settling in: WSU Everett’s new digs. 13 A sense of belonging at UW Bothell. 15 McCusker: Treat workers right and higher productivity will follow. 8
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Everett Community College’s aviation technician program adds a shift. 4 A new president at Edmonds Community College. 10 List of higher ed schools in Snohomish County. 12
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Daniel Zaragoza and Kareen Vincent inspect a BAC Jet Provost during class at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School on July 13 at Paine Field in Everett.
Grant is funding an evening shift for popular aviation technician program By Janice Podsada Herald Writer
EVERETT — John Gower earned a sixmonth certificate in advanced avionics this spring, just the vote of confidence he needed to pursue Everett Community College’s two-year Aviation Maintenance Technician program. When it came time to apply, however, his schedule didn’t mesh. Classes at the Aviation Maintenance Technician School run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Gower, a general aviation pilot from Renton, plans to teach would-be flyers during the day.
Then he got good news this summer: Evening classes will begin this fall, thanks to $440,000 the aviation technician school received from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. For nearly a decade, EvCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School has been trying to add a second shift, said Rob Prosch, the associate dean of aviation. Eligibility for the funds required the school to double its enrollment. Adding an evening track was the obvious answer. “This opens up seats for our daytime and evening program,” Prosch said. The aviation technician training is one of
more than 18 programs at EvCC that are new or have expanded in the past 10 years, EvCC spokeswoman Katherine Schiffner said. Since 2008, the college, which now serves more than 19,000 students, has invested $150 million in new construction, translating into more room and more educational choices. Mechatronics, advanced avionics, cybersecurity and hospitality are among the college’s new programs. Next to expand: EvCC’s nursing program with the receipt of a $150,000 grant to enlarge its nursing simulation lab. Adding a second shift to the Federal Aviation Administration-approved
technician school opens doors for working students and students with families, Prosch said. The program prepares students to take the FAA mechanic’s license, which is required to work on aircraft. With most in their mid-20s, the majority of students work, Prosch said. About 2.3 percent are women. The aim is increase the percentage to 15 percent, Prosch said. The school is applying for a National Science Foundation grant that would help reach that goal. The addition of a second shift is a step
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Teacher Dale Lerback explains what students should be checking before they remove a Viper engine during class at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School on July 13. OLIVIA VANNI / THE HERALD
From previous page toward meeting the soaring demand for aircraft mechanics. Over the next 20 years, the aviation industry will need 189,00 aircraft mechanics in North America and another 565,000 worldwide, according to the 2018 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook. Filling regional vacancies is critical, especially if Washington wants to maintain the claim that it’s the most competitive state in the United States for aerospace manufacturing, according to a Teal Group report released this spring. State government and industry leaders hope the report will help convince Boeing to build its proposed mid-market plane, dubbed the 797, in Washington. Founded in 1967 in a former military commissary at Paine Field, the aviation technician school has about 100 people enrolled, equally divided between first- and second-year students. With a second shift, Prosch expects enrollment to reach 200 in the next few years.
Students spend nearly seven hours a day at the facility, which houses classrooms, repair bays and two hangars filled with mostly donated propeller planes, jets, jet engines and helicopters, and outside, a Boeing 727. On a recent afternoon, Brian McGoorty, 26, was seated in the cockpit of a 1960-era Cessna 205 prepping for the FAA test he plans on taking after he graduates later this month. Notebook in hand, McGoorty was reviewing the plane’s instrument panel for the navigation and communication portion of the test. (Fun fact: Students can’t just sit in an aircraft, they have to be able to taxi it from one point to another. No flying it, however.) After working at a hardware store in North Dakota for a several years, McGoorty realized his paycheck wasn’t where he wanted it to be. “I decided I had to do something different,” he said. “This is something I like.” His story is similar to other students and even the school’s instructors, Prosch said. “They realize they’re barely making ends meet, and they want to do something more
challenging.” In the mid-1980s, Dale Lerback was loading baggage at San Francisco International Airport when he asked a jet mechanic what he earned for walking around a plane after it landed. He got his answer. “I was making $6.10 an hour and he was making $28 an hour. That’s when I realized I could make a lot more,” said Lerback, now a tenured instructor at the aviation technician school. Among the program’s prerequisites: algebra-level math and English proficiency, Prosch said. The median salary, half make more and half make less, for an aviation maintenance technician in the region is $74,000. But it’s not unknown for mechanics to earn $100,000 or more, Prosch said. Sam Rochon, 21, had worked retail since age 16, but wanted to do something “more interesting.” The Stanwood resident graduates this month. If all goes as planned, he’ll begin working at Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group. In fact, Rochon hopes to be working at the new Paine Field Commercial Airport
Terminal, just across the street from the Aviation Technician School. Commercial air service is expected to begin later this year or in 2019, pending FAA approval. Last year, the school added a two-quarter advanced avionics program, which deals with “everything on an airplane that has to do with electronics or wiring from the cockpit to the reading lamp over your head,” Prosch said. Students learn to repair and troubleshoot and maintain an aircraft’s electronic systems, another in-demand specialty. This fall, the Aviation Maintenance Technician School will begin holding classes from 3 to 9:30 p.m. on top of its daytime schedule, a move that’s also eliminated the school’s wait list. “We still have some open spots,” Prosch said. Gower, whose day job would have kept him out of class, is thrilled. Without the evening option, “I would have probably put off attending school.” Janice Podsada: jpodsada@heraldnet. com; 425-339-3097; Twitter: JanicePods
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n interesting workplace experiment took place in New Zealand this past spring. It was straightforward enough in concept: Employees would work four days a week, but their current pay levels would not change. They would work four days but be paid for five — a full week. As so often happens when human beings are involved, the experiment was simple but the results are not. In fact, the experiment’s results are raising questions about workplace management practices that have become established dogma. The results from the Perpetual Guardian firm in New Zealand, where the experiment in work hours originated, indicated that there was no decrease in the amount of work accomplished each week. As there had been a 20 percent reduction in work hours, that meant that productivity
had gone up. Anecdotally, it appears that the experiment boosted morale, which possibly can be causally linked to the productivity increase. Analysts from two New Zealand universities are poring over the data and worker interviews to sort out the results and see what conclusions can be drawn. The results from New Zealand resemble the outcome of a similar experiment in Sweden. In France, however, a nationwide mandate shortening the work week produced an outpouring of complaints from business owners and little else. Many modern workplaces are better at producing stress than productivity. They are characterized by constant activity, a boundless appetite for meetings, an incessant noise level from telephone and in-person conversations, and a pronounced tendency toward disarray.
One of the most interesting aspects of the New Zealand experiment was the response of the workers to their new schedule. They enjoyed their day off to be sure, but they also changed their work habits in order to get their tasks done in less time. Two things they did on their own — no management involved — was to shorten meeting times and adopt an agreed-upon signal that an individual needed some uninterrupted time to complete a task. Essentially, in a workplace without doorknobs it was a “do not disturb” sign. What is the real lesson of these workplace experiments? It is that workers are more productive when management understands what they do — and what they don’t do — and cares about it. Management isn’t about cost-cutting; it’s about people. If you get the people side of it right, productivity will take care of the costs.
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Edmonds CC president open to possibilities By Janice Podsada Herald Writer
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LYNNWOOD — The new president of Edmonds Community College, Amit Singh grew up in Patna, a city in northeast India and received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Patna University. The ability to break out of a career trajectory, set while a person was in high school, was nearly impossible at that time, said Singh, who became president of Edmonds Community College on June 25. “In India, once you hit a certain age you had to choose a track in high school, at least when I was there,” Singh said. There was no reset switch, no undo button, no backtracking. When Singh came to the United States in 1987 to earn a graduate degree, he discovered colleges and community colleges in the United States are open to anyone. He was startled. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “I kept wondering, ‘Oh my gosh is this possible?’” “Here you can take the prerequisites and
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From previous page to stay a long time.” Founded in 1967, EdCC, a public, twoyear community college, serves about 18,000 students each year, including more than 1,400 international students from 62 countries, he said. EdCC offers one bachelor’s of applied science degree, 63 associate degrees and 64 professional certificates in 25 programs. Many students are from low-income backgrounds or are first-generation college students trying to navigate an often unfamiliar system. “We play so many roles,” Singh said. That includes educating traditional students — high school students, recent high school graduates — nontraditional students who have been in the workplace and want to boost their skills or change careers, as well as those who want to continue learning for their own personal enrichment. Unsure or not ready to decide what you want from an education? No problem. There’s a track for that, he said. If you don’t know what kind of career you want or you’ve never considered yourself a “good” student, or if you just plain lack confidence, the faculty and staff at a community college can serve as your guide,
Singh said. “Our goal is to help students explore the options early on,” he said. During the first term, faculty and staff help new students choose a pathway and explore career options, while recognizing that time is not to be wasted. “It’s still money,” said Singh, mindful of tuition and other costs. The awe he felt when he encountered the nation’s higher educational system — one that’s open to all — continues to fuel his enthusiasm. “We’re here to open up the gateway for success.” A little more than a month into the job, Singh has been busy meeting with faculty, students and community leaders — “I’ve already met a couple of mayors. “I ask them what their needs are and how we can assist in helping the community,” he said. When the majority of the faculty returns from summer break, he’ll meet with them too. Businesses, industry, nonprofits and school districts are also to be consulted. “We all want the college to move from good to great,” he said. “But before you decide on where you want to go, you have to know where you are. My job right now is to understand where we are.” He’s also making a study of the local economy.
The Puget Sound Regional Council has projected the region will grow by 1.8 million people in the next 30 years; 1.2 million jobs will be created, many of which would require science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. To better meet those needs, EdCC is expected to begin construction this year of a new $48.3 million Science, Engineering, and Technology Building for training students for high-demand, high-wage jobs. The facility would likely open in 2020. “With only half the state population, Pierce, King and Snohomish counties create two-thirds of the state’s economic output,” Singh said. Snohomish County alone creates $50 billion of annual economic output, he said. About 250 countries around the world count gross domestic product, the value of all the goods and services produced in a year. “If Snohomish County were a country, it would rank 85th,” said Singh, who has a doctorate in economics, master’s degrees in economics and finance and an MBA Singh’s message to faculty and staff is this: “Your job is not going to be easy, but it will be extremely rewarding — the reward is helping someone succeed who did not think college is possible.” Janice Podsada; jpodsada@heraldnet. com; 425-339-3097; Twitter: JanicePods
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SNOHOMISH COUNTY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION By Janice Podsada
nohomish County is home to more than 15 institutions of higher education, according to Economic Alliance Snohomish County. The list includes the following colleges and universities:
Edmonds Community College, 28000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood: Established in 1967, Edmonds Community College is a public, two-year state community college. The college serves about 18,000 students, including more than 1,400 international students. It offers one bachelor of applied science degree, 63 associate degrees and 64 professional certificates in 25 programs. http://www.edcc.edu Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell: Founded in 1994, Cascadia Community College shares a campus with University of Washington
Bothell. In fall 2017, it enrolled nearly 3,900 students. Associate programs with the highest enrollment in 2017 included integrated studies, business, science and pre-nursing. http://www.cascadia.edu/ Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett: Founded in 1941, Everett Community College serves more than 19,000 students. EvCC has eight divisions, Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Careers, Arts and Learning Resources, Business and Applied Technology, Communication and Social Sciences, Health Sciences and Public Safety, Transitional Studies, Math and Sciences and Student development. It offers 11 associate degrees and more than 30 certificates in the arts and sciences, business, technical arts, fine arts and general studies. http://www.everettcc.edu Washington State University Everett, 915 N. Broadway Ave., Everett: Washington State University Everett offers bachelorâ€™s degrees in data analytics, software, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, integrated strategic communication, hospitality business and, new this fall, organic and
sustainable agriculture. WSU Everett offers junior and senior-level courses for degree completion. The campus offers access to about 20 undergraduate and graduate programs from several institutions of higher education, including WSU, Western Washington University, UW Bothell, Eastern Washington University and Hope International University through the Everett University Center, located at WSU Everett. https://everett.wsu.edu University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell, a fouryear undergraduate and graduate campus, was established in 1990. It serves nearly 6,000 students. About 30 percent are from Snohomish County. It offers more than more than 45 degree programs. https://www.uwb.edu
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PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES Central Washington University, Lynnwood: https://www.cwu.edu/lynnwood Northwest Indian College, Tulalip: http://www.nwic.edu/nwic-sites/tulalip-campus/ Everett University Center, Everett: For information about Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Hope International University, Western Washington University, Washington State University and University of Washington Bothell. https://everettuc.org For more information about educational institutions in Snohomish County go to: https://www.economicalliancesc.org/ education-and-training Sources: Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Edmonds Community College; Cascadia Community College; Everett Community College; University of Washington Bothell; Washington State University Everett.
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There have been some surprises during the first year in WSU Everett’s new building By Janice Podsada Herald Writer
EVERETT — The first year in a new home often brings its share of surprises. Washington State University Everett’s new home, a $64.6 million campus that opened its doors a year ago, is no exception. Light bathes the four-story, 95,000 squarefoot building that houses 14 classrooms, 10 labs and nine seminar rooms. The ground floor has a tiered lecture hall that can seat 100, as well the capstone laboratory for the mechanical engineering
program. The structure’s 6-ton hardwood staircase and a massive 30-foot tall sculpture by Paul Vexler, of Machias, elicit oohs from visitors. But beyond the wood, bricks and glass, the new building has brought a sense of place and identity to WSU Everett’s students, faculty and staff. Before WSU Everett moved into its new digs, the university was Balkanized; its classrooms and offices were scattered across campus at Everett Community College, WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre said. With enrollment on the rise, space was tight. “We worried we’d run out of
classrooms,” Pitre said. “In 2016-2017, we had to take up additional office space in the city of Everett,” Pitre said. “We had to split academics and student services from administration.” Pitre expected the new building would ease the crunch — it can accommodate about 1,000 students — but was surprised “by the number of spaces it offered for students to congregate,” he said. Last year, about 550 students attended classes in the new building. A single campus across Broadway has
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From previous page “allowed us to come back together and at the right time,” Pitre said. WSU’s Snohomish County presence dates from 2012, when WSU began offering classes for a mechanical engineering degree through the University Center. The center, which has an office in the new building, brings together several universities and colleges, including WSU. Together they offer about 20 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Pitre said. By 2014, WSU Everett had launched three more programs: electrical engineering, hospitality business management and strategic communication. Two years ago, it began offering degrees in software engineering and data analytics. This fall it adds a degree program in organic and sustainable Agriculture. The university offers junior- and senior-level courses for completion of its seven degrees. Since 2014, WSU Everett has graduated 256 students, including 96 last year. Nashika Stanbro, 38, graduated from WSU Everett with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Strategic Communications in May, after completing an associate degree in communications at EvCC in 2016. She spent her junior year taking WSU classes on the EvCC campus. There, she regularly saw students in her own area of study. But it was rare to mingle with WSU students in other disciplines. “Sometimes it would be like ships passing,” Stanbro said. “All the majors were kind of disconnected.” Last fall, she began taking classes in the new building. What surprised her was how the new facility made her feel better connected to her fellow students. That connection, in turn, prompted her to become more involved on campus. She gave student tours and helped with orientation as part WSU Everett’s Student Ambassador program.
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Stanbro found herself spending more time on campus. For one, faculty were more accessible. It was easier to schedule office visits, Stanbro said. “Before I would often go home and do homework, but you’ve got your distractions at home. It’s so comfortable studying and working here,” she said. Much like a brand new home on the block, the new building has drawn a fair amount of attention, WSU Everett
“I didn’t expect that,” Stanbro said. “I didn’t necessarily see that I would get so involved, but I did.” A brick-and-mortar location she could point to helped her to answer questions posed by other students, Stanbro said. “They’d ask: ‘Is that a real WSU degree or a WSU Everett degree or an Everett Community College degree?’ ” she recalled. “Our coming here and having our own space helped clear that up.”
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UW Bothell is giving — and growing By Janice Podsada
hen Kelly Pham was growing up, her parents urged her and her two brothers to aim for a college education. Her parents even created a college savings fund that included a piggy bank with big eyes, blue ears and pink teeth. “At the end of each day, my dad would put whatever money he had in his pocket into the piggy-bank,” Pham, 18, explained. This spring, the piggy bank received another source of private capital when Pham became the recipient of a $1,250 Promising Scholars Fund, a privately backed college scholarship. This fall, Pham will be an incoming first-year student at
the University of Washington Bothell. UW Bothell expects to award the largest number of privately funded scholarships to date this academic year. So far, a total of $142,000 from 25 funds has been awarded Kelly to 63 students. Scholarships Pham from companies, community groups and civic clubs are known as private scholarships. A second round of private scholarships will be awarded later this year, putting the university on track to double the $202,000 from 31 funds it awarded 85 students last year, said Melissa Arias, associate vice chancellor for advancement. Another private fund-raising event is
planned for Feb. 5, with the goal of raising $325,000, Arias said. “Private scholarship support is making a big impact on our students’ ability to stay enrolled through graduation and to participate in leadership and professional programs,” said Sandeep Krishnamurthy, dean of the UW Bothell School of Business. Pham joins her two brothers as the first generation in their family to attend college. Her oldest brother, a UW Seattle graduate, is enrolled in medical school at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, while her other brother is in his senior year in mechanical engineering at UW Bothell. Pham is just one of many UW Bothell students and scholarship recipients who are first-generation college students. The university offers a “variety of
programs and events designed to help students feel a sense of belonging and build community with one another,” UW Bothell communications director Maria Lamarca Anderson said. The top two degrees pursued by firstgeneration students are the same as those pursued by all students: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she said. The graduation rate for first-generation students is 60 percent. Overall graduation rates last year for UW Bothell were among the top 15 percent of all public universities in the U.S., Lamarca Anderson said. The UW Bothell campus, located just south of the Snohomish County line, enrolls
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From previous page about 6,000 students. That’s up from nearly 2,300 in 2008, a rapid pace of growth. And UW Bothell has increased its reach. For example, UW Bothell offers a bachelors degree in nursing in Everett. The percentage of Snohomish County students has fluctuated between 26 percent and 33 percent over the past several years. UW Bothell shares its campus with Cascadia Community College. Cascadia opened in 2000; UW Bothell, in 1989. Officials hope to add 1 million square feet in new stand-alone academic buildings and student housing, according to a 20-year master plan recently approved by both institutions and the city of Bothell. The Bothell campus is a perfect fit, Pham said. “I’ve gone to a smaller campuses my whole life,” she said. “At Holy Names Academy (in Seattle) I was one of 160 girls.” Pham plans to study psychology, perhaps with the eventual goal of attending medical school. “My parents never had the chance to go to college themselves, so it’s really important and meaningful for them to have that foundation of education, and know that this is more than an opportunity for me,” she said. “It’s my next step in life.” Pham also contributes to her college
fund through the paycheck she earns working with young children at the YMCA. “Putting my brothers through school and me now through university is a lot for my parents,” Pham said. “Being able to receive any support really helps my family and shows them what they worked for really paid off.” When Pham’s father immigrated to Seattle from Vietnam in 1975, there was no time or money for him to attend college. He found a job repairing cars, and continues working as a mechanic to this day, she said. Work was the only option for Pham’s mother when she emigrated from Vietnam to Washington in the 1980s. Her mother’s family, in particular, endured many hardships, Pham said. Her mother’s father had to flee Vietnam, leaving his wife and seven children to survive on their own for several years. Government officials confiscated their home, forcing them out. When the family was finally able to leave, they did so with only the clothes on their backs, carrying the smallest children in their arms. “Our parents worked so hard so that this can be our future, instead of something we can only dream about,” Pham said. For information about private and public scholarships, grants and loans go towww. uwb.edu/financial-aid Janice Podsada; jpodsada@heraldnet. com; 425-339-3097; Twitter: JanicePods
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“WE CHOSE EVCC” Smaller classes. Faculty and staff who care about students. Those are just a few reasons more than 19,000 students choose EvCC. See how EvCC helps students succeed: EverettCC.edu/StudentSpotlight 2177809
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Everett Community College helps students find their path New: Student pathways EvCC Phi Theta Kappa honor society president Kassi Blanchard graduated in June with a 3.9 GPA, more than $30,000 in college scholarships and plans to become a doctor. The path to graduation wasn’t easy. Nine years ago, she wasn’t able to get out of bed. A rare illness robbed her of her memory, including her ability to read and write. “I’m a first-generation, low-income student with a disability, but I’m also a successful college student. I’m grateful to those who believed in me,” said Blanchard, 34, who was one of EvCC’s 2018 Outstanding Graduates. At EvCC, she received help from the Center for Disability Services, EvCC Foundation and TRiO program, a federally funded program that provides academic support services. EvCC is aiming to bring that kind of dedicated support to all students by joining a national effort to transform community college education. Starting in September, all new students will select one of seven pathways or enroll in classes that help them identify their career goals in their first quarter. The college’s pathways initiative is backed by data showing students are more likely to succeed if they choose a program early, develop an academic plan with a clear path to reaching their goals and get help following the plan. Program growth One year after adding the state’s first advanced avionics program, EvCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School is growing again. The school, located at Paine Field, will offer aviation maintenance and advanced avionics classes during second shift for the first time starting in September. “The new cohort is designed to offer added flexibility and accessibility for working students and students with families,” said Rob Prosch, Associate Dean of Aviation. The programs are training students for indemand jobs. The 2017 Boeing Pilot and
Technician Outlook forecasts that between now and 2036 the aviation industry will need more than 648,000 maintenance technicians. The college is also helping meet the need for nurses. Washington state will be short more than 7,000 registered nurses by 2020, according to labor market projections. Thanks to a $150,000 Workforce Development grant, EvCC will expand its simulation labs, which will allow the college to expand its nursing cohort by 24 students. The simulation lab, where students use mannequins equipped with advanced technology to replicate actual clinical experiences, is a key part of nursing students’ training. Watch this space In the year ahead, the college will work on design plans for EvCC’s next two new buildings. A new Learning Resource Center, scheduled to open in 2023 (depending on state funding), will replaced the college’s crowded library. The center will include a tutoring center and writing center.
PROFILE INSTITUTION TYPE: TWO-YEAR, COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 19,349 IN 2017-18 LOCATIONS: NORTH EVERETT CAMPUS: 2000
TOWER ST. IN EVERETT; EAST COUNTY CAMPUS: 14090 FRYELANDS BLVD. SE, SUITE 283, IN MONROE; CORPORATE & CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTER: 2333 SEAWAY BLVD. IN EVERETT; AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY: 9711 32ND PLACE W., EVERETT; SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY, 9315 G STATE AVE., MARYSVILLE; OCEAN RESEARCH COLLEGE ACADEMY, 1205 CRAFTSMAN WAY, SUITE 203 IN EVERETT; ONLINE; AND EVCC CLASSES AT WESTON HIGH SCHOOL, 4407 172ND ST. NE IN ARLINGTON.
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EvCC will also start design work for a new classroom building to replace Baker Hall, which was built in 1962. The college received state design funding earlier than expected, allowing EvCC to plan for new business classrooms, computer labs and a new theater. The new building is tentatively scheduled to open 2027.
n the year ahead, Everett Community College will use new strategies to increase student success rates, grow key programs and begin planning its next two new buildings.
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Employee Training and Professional Development EvCC also offers a wide variety of professional development and career training options. The college’s Corporate & Continuing Education Center provides training for more than 10,000 people each year. Courses can be customized and delivered on-site for employers throughout Snohomish County and the Northwest. Learn more at EverettCC.edu/CCEC About Everett Community College EvCC offers associate degrees in Arts and Sciences, Business, General Studies, Science, Fine Arts and Technical Arts; and certificates in more than 30 technical and career fields. Students also come to the college to finish high school, learn basic reading, writing and math skills, learn English and earn a GED.
Everett Community College 2018 graduate Kassi Blanchard.
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BUSINESS LICENSES ARLINGTON Peak Roofing & Construction, PO Box 111, Arlington, Roofing Contractors Voyager V R, 3131 Smokey Point Drive, Arlington, Nonclassified Establishments
BOTHELL Capers + Olives, 17706 40th Drive SE, Bothell, Nonclassified Establishments Happy Sun Moon, 20021 3rd Drive SE, Bothell, Nonclassified Establishments Shugared Beauty & Skin, 22627 Bothell Everett Highway No. 11, Bothell, Beauty Salons Tricon Sales LLC, 18323 Bothell Everett Highway No. 33, Bothell, General Merchandise-Retail
EDMONDS Lmc Properties LLC, 539 Hemlock Way, Edmonds, Real Estate Management Teriyaki Bowl, 23607 Highway 99, Edmonds, Restaurants Woodway Salon & Barber, 10014 238th St. SW, Edmonds, Beauty Salons Milkie Milkie Dessert, 23830 Highway 99, Edmonds, Nonclassified Establishments Lashes By Tiffney, 18521 76th Ave. W., Edmonds, Beauty Salons Rory’s, 110 Sunset Ave., Edmonds, Nonclassified Establishments Pearl 21110 LLC, 21110 76th Ave. W., Edmonds, Nonclassified Establishments Black Pines Hot Tubs-Water Sps, 7711 Lake Ballinger Way No. 0, Edmonds, Hot Tubs & Spas Lori Gill & Assoc, 146 3rd Ave. S., Edmonds, Nonclassified Establishments
EVERETT Age Of Ashes LLC, 12215 11th Drive SE, Everett, Nonclassified Establishments Ashley Sullivan Hair-Makeup, 303 128th St. SE, Everett, Beauty Salons Craven Insurance Inc, 9327 4 NE No. 5, Everett, Insurance M 8 Carpentry, 1131 115th St. SW No. L4, Everett, Carpenters My Curse Purse, 5822 14th Drive W., Everett, Handbags Paine Field Smoke & Vape Inc, 12720 4th Ave. W., Everett, Electronic Cigarettes Psf Commercial Cleaning Svc, 8224 5th Ave. W., Everett, Janitor Service Silver Stone Granite, 2120 Broadway, Everett, Granite (Whls) To Canvas, 2519 Walnut St., Everett, Canvas Products Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 3405 188 SW, Everett, Real Estate Loans Wendy’s Customized Cleaning, PO Box 4023, Everett, Janitor Service Mares Health, 3126 92nd Place SE, Everett, Health Services Kerney Insurance, 2611 Wetmore Ave., Everett,
Insurance Jeanhee Park, 711 112th St. SE, Everett, Nonclassified Establishments Hand Out Project, 11126 6th Ave. W., Everett, Nonclassified Establishments Airpros Energy, 12310 Highway 99, Everett, Energy Management Systems & Products Access Laser Co, 2211 W. Casino Road, Everett, Nonclassified Establishments Ness Insurance & Annuities LLC, 2824 Grand Ave., Everett, Insurance
GRANITE FALLS White Lotus Lashes & Spa, 21918 54th Place NE, Granite Falls, Spas-Beauty & Day
LAKE STEVENS Shake Your Doughnut, 7317 15th Place SE, Lake Stevens, Doughnuts Picture Your World, 9811 123rd Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, Nonclassified Establishments Autoright Motors, 7304 10th St. SE, Lake Stevens, Nonclassified Establishments Puget Sound R E. Capital, 9706 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens, Real Estate
LYNNWOOD A Pizza Mart Bar & Grill, 3729 Lincoln Way, Lynnwood, Restaurants E J Burger, 3915 147th St. SW, Lynnwood, Restaurants Hair Beauty By Lisa Rabon, 18811 28th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Beauty Salons Lyfe 100, 15022 19th Place W., Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments Mauka + Makai Studio, 3728 204th St. SW, Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments Pristine Plastic Cards, 18623 36th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Plastic Cards (Mfrs) Trend Flow Analytics LLC, 16824 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments Kona Kitchen Lynnwood, 3805 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, Kitchen Cabinets & Equipment-Household Alder Haus External Telecom, 19305 40th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Telecommunications Services Crd Solutions, 19910 50th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments Tilly’s, 3000 184th St. SW, Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments Lynnwood Elementary School, 18614 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood, Schools Supercuts, 4615 196th St. SW No. 140, Lynnwood, Beauty Salons Lakewood Auto, 16601 Highway 99, Lynnwood, Nonclassified Establishments
MARYSVILLE Bliss Eventi LLC, 5607 117th Place NE, Marysville, Nonclassified Establishments Dandy Lou Boutique, 4735 145th St. NE, Marysville, Boutique Items-Retail Kelly’s Creations LLC, PO Box 1677, Marysville,
Nonclassified Establishments Pentastar Sales, 7223 35th St. NE, Marysville, General Merchandise-Retail Prosper Consulting, 7219 78th Drive NE, Marysville, Consultants-Business Nec Creative Touch Boutique, 2730 172nd St. NE No. 105, Marysville, Boutique Items-Retail Vintage On Third, 302 State Ave., Marysville, Nonclassified Establishments Team Case, 2730 172nd St. NE, Marysville, Nonclassified Establishments Flowers By Kuction, 7310 59th St. NE, Marysville, Florists-Retail
MILL CREEK Buttons & Bales, 3228 135th Place SE, Mill Creek, Nonclassified Establishments
MONROE Training By Dane, 18840 137th St. SE, Monroe, Training Programs & Services El Lago Mexican Rstrnt & Bar, 14090 Fryelands Blvd. SE, Monroe, Restaurants
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE Vie Parapluie LLC, 4701 222nd St. SW, Mountlake Terrace, Nonclassified Establishments Heat & AC Guys Inc, 22526 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, Heating Contractors
MUKILTEO Creative Bus Sales: 11601 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo, 98275-5462, General Merchandise-Retail Silverlake Endodontics: 4901 81st Place SW, Mukilteo, 98275-2619, Dentists Dead Wood Woodcraft: PO Box 119, North Lakewood, 98259-0119, Wood Crafters-Wholesale Colorpros Painting LLC, 12062 Concord Way, Mukilteo, 98275-6024, Painters Create, 12303 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, 98275-5202, Nonclassified Establishments Julia Adler Consulting, 5816 Chennault Beach Drive, Mukilteo, 98275-4658, Consultants-Business Nec Northwest Cabinet Painting, 5530 107th St. SW, Mukilteo, 98275-4438, Painters Sugar Cane, 8410 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, 98275-3233, Nonclassified Establishments Thai Waterside LLC, 415 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, 98275-1503, Restaurants Tokyo Stop Teriyaki, 12655 Eagles Nest Drive, Mukilteo, 98275-5467, Restaurants Travel Leaders, 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, 98275-5432, Travel Agencies & Bureaus Us Courthouse Cafe, PO Box 918, Mukilteo, 98275-0918, Restaurants Puget Sound Optical, Harbour Reach No. 100, Mukilteo, Optical Goods-Retail Edward Jones, 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo, Financial Advisory Services
SNOHOMISH Chalara, 908 Harrison Ave., Snohomish, 98290-
2222, Nonclassified Establishments Elliott Homes LLC, 13008 Elliott Road, Snohomish, 98296-8131, Nonclassified Establishments Hair Resort, 2801 Bickford Ave. No. 103-136, Snohomish, 98290-1734, Beauty Salons Happy Chance, 17904 W. Interurban Blvd, Snohomish, 98296-5352, Nonclassified Establishments Hire Line Solutions LLC, 7220 89th Ave. SE, Snohomish, 98290-1604, Nonclassified Establishments Hotrod Ink LLC, 315 Avenue H, Snohomish, 98290-2631, Nonclassified Establishments Moser Trucking & Excavtg Inc, PO Box 1972, Snohomish, 98291-1972, Trucking Pulse For Health LLC, 13224 178th Drive SE, Snohomish, 98290-6624, Health Services Residential Glass, 8101 180th St. SE, Snohomish, 98296-4801, Glass-Auto Plate & Window & Etc Pursuit Northwest, 265 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 98290-2539, Nonclassified Establishments Sno-Pine Ave. 76, 235 Pine Ave., Snohomish, 98290-2539, Service Stations-Gasoline & Oil Lab Construction, 7723 188th St. SE, Snohomish, 98296-8047, Construction Companies N W. New Construction & Escava, 9606 Lowell Snohomish River Road, Snohomish, 98296-8209, Construction Companies Barnecut Services, 19911 Welch Road, Snohomish, Services Nec Bmk Construction, 17725 Broadway Ave., Snohomish, Construction Companies Cinderellie’s Cleaning, 2801 Bickford Ave., Snohomish, Janitor Service Gemstone Jewelry, 10019 214th Place SE, Snohomish, Jewelers-Retail Med-Bio Device Consulting, 9108 171st Ave. SE, Snohomish, Consultants-Business Nec Nani Kai Properties LLC, 12904 64th Drive SE, Snohomish, Real Estate Management Nw Pro Notary LLC, 6022 188th St. SE, Snohomish, Notaries-Public Stetz Commercial Properties, 5507 E. Wishon Road, Snohomish, Real Estate Bre Investments LLC, 1701 1st St., Snohomish, Investments High Point Church, 126 Cedar Ave., Snohomish, Churches Carstar-Snohomish, 512 Pine Ave., Snohomish, Automobile Body-Repairing & Painting Pro Appliance LLC, 605 2nd St., Snohomish, Appliances-Household-Major-Repairing
STANWOOD Dead Nettle Productions, 8019 174th St. NW, Stanwood, Nonclassified Establishments Susan Adams Interiors, 24718 28th Ave. NW, Stanwood, Interior Decorators Design & Consultants Esstac LLC, 7009 265th St. NW No. 104a, Stanwood, Nonclassified Establishments
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PORTREPORT Creating Economic Opportunities
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Jetty Island Days (daily thru Labor Day) Music @ the Marina (Th. & Sat. thru Aug.) Sail-in Cinema (Fridays thru Aug. 24) Food Truck Fridays (thru Sept.) Sunday Farmers Market (thru Oct. 14) Fresh Paint Arts Festival (August 18-19) NEW! Caravan Theatre Ship Shows at Boxcar Park (Aug. 30 - Sept. 2) • Mukilteo Lighthouse Fest (Sept. 7-9) • Wheels on the Waterfront (Sept. 8)
On July 14, the Port of Everett and community joined together to celebrate the Port's centennial with a pancake breakfast, the first-ever Port Beat 5K Fun Run, a historic waterfront bus tour and a maritime parade. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us! Cheers to the next 100 years!
On July 26, the Port of Everett Seaport celebrated its 100th anniversary with its valued customers and partners at its Seaport Customer Appreciation event. Among the attendees was a delegation of trading partners from the Port of Nagoya, Japan.
In honor of City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin proclaiming the month of July Aerospace Appreciation month, the Port of Everett is offering a “stay one night, get the second night free” on guest moorage for all Boeing employees. Visit portofeverett.com/weloveboeing
South Terminal Modernization Progresses; Pile Driving Begins The Port continues forward with its major Seaport Modernization effort to create longer berths, stronger docks and increase rail capacity to meet the next generation of shipping and cargo demands, including aerospace parts for the new 777X and other cargoes. As part of this effort, in May 2018, the Port broke ground on its $36 million South Terminal Modernization (phase II) — the largest project in Port history and largest maritime project on the West Coast today. This work puts South Terminal back into productive use as it sets out to strengthen and make electrical upgrades to the wharf. Upon completion (anticipated for December 2019) the dock will be ready to accommodate two 100-foot gauge rail-mounted container cranes and provide infrastructure for future shore power to allow ships to plug in while at berth.
CARGO TRANSIT SHED RELOCATION
In May 2018, Port contractor Emmert International relocated the nearly 40,000 square foot cargo Above: An aerial view of South Terminal with the cargo transit shed staged to the east awaiting its final move transit shed off the South onto its new footings to the north; shown west, the wharf Terminal dock and staged demolition complete and ready for pile driving. it in the east yard. This allowed Port contractor June 2018. To date, all deck demoliAdvanced American Construction to tion in preparation for pile driving begin wharf work and Port contrachas been completed. Pile driving tor McClure & Sons to complete began the week of July 30 and is utility and structural upgrades at anticipated to continue thru the the future transit shed site. Emclose of the in-water work window mert International anticipates final on February 15, 2019. The contracbuilding relocation to take place the tor will drive piles starting from the week of August 6. Once the building north end of the dock and head is set in position, additional utility south, setting approximately five and structural work will take place. piles per day. Both vibratory and This work is anticipated for comple- impact pile driving methods will be tion by the end of September 2018. used. Upland construction, including wharf work, site civil and electriWHARF UPGRADES cal upgrades is anticipated NovemPort contractor Advanced American ber 2018 thru December 2019. Construction began wharf work in
PORT OF EVERETT IS OFFICIALLY 100 — THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING WITH US! A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR CENTENNIAL SPONSORS!
In July, the Port Commission authorized a new lease with Simply Seafood, a supplier of fresh seafood and seasoning for major grocers and restaurants, for 358 sq. ft. of office space at Marina Village. 2180947
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