A Commencement Address to Graduates in Emergency Management Congratulations! You have completed a step most of your future colleagues have never done - achieving formal academic training in your chosen profession before entering it. As a result, you know a fair amount about the issues and challenges many of us had to learn on the fly. Hopefully, you also will benefit from being exposed to the errors we have made along the way. One problem you will face is that entrenched emergency management shops may not know how to react to you. You have energy and ideas and likely [...]
About Jasmine MayThis author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Jasmine May has created 148 blog entries.
Juneteenth is Recognized as a Federal Holiday! *Taken from the Chancellor and Presidents of Pierce College This week, Congress passed a bill to make Juneteenth the nation's 12th federal holiday. Starting in 2022, Washington state will also recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday and day off for state workers. This legislation marks a significant milestone in recognizing and addressing historic racism in our state and nation. It also affirms Pierce College's commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution, leading with racial equity, and advancing racial, social and economic justice in service to our diverse communities. We would like [...]
Center Director Linda Crerar interviews Fire Services Leadership and Management Program Coordinator Joseph (Joey) Dilley on college programs within the Fire Service and HSEM fields. We are excited to have Joey as an Advisory Board member and continue collaborating on projects that will allow us to work on common goals and outcomes for professional training and student development. Check out our podcast with Joseph Dilley below or at: https://soundcloud.com/user-851177719/joseph-dilley-interview Related Posts
CHMURA – JOBSEQ: Evaluate Local Workforce Against Education Through Data Analytic Tools By Nancy Aird Do you understand the local workforce? JobsEQ by CHMURA software tools provide data analytics on critical indicators, including occupation and industry data, demographic profile by age and race, income and poverty levels, underemployment, growth demands, wages, and employment by history. JobsEQ for Education also produces data projections on what skills, certifications, and occupations will be high-wage and in-demand in the coming years. Ten of the Centers of Excellence (COE) have joined together to develop a CHMURA Data Pilot to research, analyze and disseminate information [...]
Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight By Deb Moller Most people, counting down the five or ten years until retirement age, would never consider tackling a doctoral program. Tanya Knight isn’t like most people. As Tanya says, “As long as I’m healthy, why not keep going? After all, I might live forty more years!” She doesn’t expect her learning, her growth, or her contributions to be limited just because her driver’s license shows a certain age. Tanya joked that she’s never paid much attention to her age. A story her family still laughs at happened decades ago, when one [...]
Interview Transcript featuring Jim House Linda Crerar: Welcome. And good afternoon. My name is Linda Crerar and I am the Director for the Washington State Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management and our Center serves as a lead for all of our all-hazard emergency management programs. And in the coalition of all our 34 community and technical colleges in the state with over 500,000 students. The Center serves as a clearinghouse, but it also helps all of our all-hazard emergency management programs to prepare a skilled workforce to maintain our national security and effectively respond to all-hazard [...]
May is Mental Health Month - Resources by Pierce College Established in 1949, Mental Health Month has been recognized each May with the goal to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health struggles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetimes, and each of us face challenges that can and will impact our mental health. Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Mental health, especially depression, increases the risk of many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions [...]
Continuing to Honor Jamye Wisecup Through The Jamye Wisecup Scholarship Fund We continue to honor the memory of Jamye Wisecup through Jamye Wisecup Memorial Scholarship. Jamye was the Program Coordinator/Trainer at Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and an Advisory Board member for the Center. Those around in her community continue to support Jamye’s long devotion to emergency and disaster preparedness. Her efforts to provide her community and others with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in areas of all-hazards emergency management resulted in seven (7) Community and Technical Colleges around the state offering the Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM) Certificate and [...]
Women in Leadership Profile: Mary Kay Bredeson By Deb Moller When someone retires, a common comment is that they are starting a new chapter in their lives. Most of the time, people are secretly certain that the coming chapter will be less interesting, less challenging, and less important than the work-life the person is leaving. But people who know Mary Kaye Bredeson are secretly certain that her track record of reinventing her life in wondrous ways will continue, and whatever comes next is sure to be as remarkable as what has come before. As the eldest of seven children [...]
Featured Interview: Joseph Dilley 1. The last time we talked with you was in January 2020. How have things changed since then in regards to the Fire Services Program? The FSLM program itself has not changed much, however; our approach has become more a holistic approach. Our program at Pierce College is still attempting to fill needs of the fire service as a whole. The FSLM has added courses that are exam and certification preparation courses that are being ran through the Community and Continuing Education program. There were two courses added to the course catalog to develop a [...]