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Work Experience Marketplace

We are driven to deliver support and cultivate environments within the community and technical colleges to help grow capacity and talent that create jobs in the expanding job market of Homeland Security & Emergency Management.
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Take the Regional Cybersecurity Survey & Self-Assessment

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is developing a regional Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for reporting cybersecurity incidents in the Maritime Transportation System.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2018

This year’s Forum will include a broad discussion regarding the eight (8) benefits of incorporating technology into the Supply Chain. The forum will identify best practices and applications needed by the industry and program faculty to address technology and policies.
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Annual Strategic Planning Retreat

Each year, the Center’s Advisory Board holds an annual strategic planning session which includes analyzing the Center’s efforts and effectiveness based on our experience and knowledge of the industry, relationships and creditability with key industry leaders and our ability...
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Networking Reception for Puget Sound Emergency Managers and Business Continuity Professionals

Join the CRDR, Snohomish County Emergency Management, the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, Berk Consulting, and the City of Seattle OEM for a networking reception on Tuesday, February 13th. Connect with fellow public & private sector emergency...
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2018 Washington State Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators (WSAPSTE) Conference

The Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Washington State Association of Public Safety Trainers and Educators (WSAPSTE) Conference, February 26-27, at the Spokane Sherriff’s Training Center in Newman Lake, WA.
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Identifying Apprenticeship Opportunities in Career Fields

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE HSEM) has been working since the beginning of the year with State Board for Community and Technical College, RAISE Grant Team, Labor and Industries...
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Washington Information Network 211 Anniversary Event

Washington Information Network 211 held their 10-Year Anniversary event. The memorable event was held at the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia. The evening event was filled with stories of WIN211’s history, pride in its achievements...
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CDC Blog-a-thon

During the second week of November (6-11), CDC will host a blog-a-thon focused on health care providers, and encouraging providers to make a strong flu vaccine recommendation to patients.
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MGT-361 Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions DHS/FEMA-funded Course

This course trains campus administrators and managers, public safety and law enforcement personnel, and other campus and community response partners to effectively manage critical incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary...
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Criminal Justice Core Curriculum Quarterly Meeting And DACUM

CJ DACUM at Big Bend Community College on July 18th or 19th of this year. The days will be used to bring the CJ Program Managers and faculty together to continue our quarterly meetings and discussions on program curriculum for a statewide core curriculum...
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Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference

This year’s conference will kick off all events in the Main Ballroom. We are proud to bring you one of the most diverse agenda’s that we have ever produced. Our planning team believes that emergency preparedness requires all forms of government...
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Washington State Centers of Excellence Newsletters

Welcome to the Washington Centers of Excellence newsletter. Our mission is to serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the state’s educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce.
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Oklahoma Tornado

Volunteers Needed for Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) Class

We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to act as patients for the exercise. The volunteers would be moulaged (made up with fake injuries) which helps make the exercise more realistic for the students. Volunteers would need to be at Northwest Hospital from 11am to 4pm on June 19th.
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Disaster Preparedness For Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Course

This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities, this course provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability of their facilities and organizations.
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Securing the Supply Chain Forum – April 26, 2017

This year’s Forum will help lead the discussion on addressing food safety in the global trade and supply chain industry. Food manufacturers are now looking to achieve seamless traceability of products to its local growers and individual farms.
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Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Event

Join us at no cost on April 4 & 5, 2016. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to help them ensure the sustainability...
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12th Annual Energy & Construction Best Practices Summit

The Summit, now in its 12th year, will feature Dr. Mark Taylor, an award-winning speaker recognized internationally as an educator, expert, and consultant on the forefront of transformations in educational practice and workplace management.
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2017 Women and Diversity Public Safety and STEM Open House and Career Fair

The career fair will take place on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Bellevue City Hall. Join us and learn about educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Public Safety. The career fair is open to all ages.
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Cascadia Earthquake Conference

Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization) is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest. Partners in Emergency Preparedness annually...
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