Finding Skilled Workers
Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County, 728 - 134th Street S.W., Suite 128
Everett, WA 98204, 425.921.3423, 425.921.3484 (Fax)
Community Colleges and Technical Training
Cascadia Community College Technical, business and liberal arts college in a beautiful campus setting, equipped with state-of the-art technology, that Cascadia shares with the University of Washington Bothell along with access to the world-class University of Washington library system.
Everett Community College Everett has a long tradition of academic excellence. EvCC offers small classes, a variety of programs, personal contact with instructors, an active campus life, athletics and affordable tuition.
Aerospace and Advanced Avionics Technical Training
Twenty percent of aerospace-related workers here hold professional and technical positions, including such occupations as engineers, engineering technicians, systems analysts and computer programmers. Community and technical aerospace colleges support businesses with customized training.
Washington Aerospace Technical Training and Research Center A joint effort between Snohomish County, the Aerospace Futures Alliance and Edmonds Community College, this premier aerospace training center provides skilled workers in composites and avionics manufacturing. The facilities are funded by businesses, county, state and the federal government.Facilities are located at both Snohomish County’s Paine Field Airport and the Spokane Airport, Spokane.
Edmonds Community College Materials Science Technology Program AMTAS (Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures)
Universities and Research
Washington State has 77 colleges and universities, and 32 of them are within 25 miles of Seattle, WA. The annual average tuition for college students in Washington state is $4,900. The fastest growing occupations in Seattle, WA are in health care, Internet technology, retail, hospitality and manufacturing.
University of Washington Bothell UW Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university.
University of Washington Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. UW Bothell campus.
Washington is home to world-class research institutions, among them:
- Allen Institute for Brain Science
- Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- The Hope Heart Institute
- Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
- Infectious Disease Research Institute
- University of Washington, School of Medicine
- Washington State University