Congratulations to This Year’s Rising Stars! (Shontieka Adeogun, Mikaela Hagberg, Tamara Corpin) By Kellie Hale The Center of Excellence – Homeland Security Emergency Management (CoE-HSEM) has always been focused on student success and helping people change the trajectory of their lives positively and who have demonstrated excellence in their professional endeavors working for the advancement of people in education and public service. It is an honor to recognize outstanding award winners with our Rising Star Award for their accomplishments and contributions to the Center each year. “Rising Star Award” recognizes emerging leaders whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in [...]
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Welcome Monica Brummer: New Center Director for Clean Energy By Kellie Hale Monica Brummer is the new Director for the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia College. The Center is a statewide resource that represents the interests of the energy industry and their labor partners within the Washington State CTC system. The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy’s vision is to be a national model in developing partnerships among business, industry, labor and education — for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives that meet the needs of the clean energy industry. Question: Tell us about [...]
Welcome Carl Douglas: New Center Director for Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing By Kellie Hale Carl Douglas is the new Director for the Center of Excellence – Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing at Clark College. His Center works to ensure students access 21st-century tools and technology and link educational programs to industry-recognized credentials. The Center for Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing convenes, problem-solve, and disseminates as needed to ensure K-12, colleges, and training partners are ready and able to deliver relevant programs. Carl brings a robust background in the supply chain and a focus on quality and organizational excellence. Carl’s educational experience includes [...]
Falling Backwards: How to Cope with Less Daylight By Kellie Hale On the first Sunday of November, most Americans had their clocks turn back and gain an hour. Some people enjoy having an extra hour. However, I am not someone who does. I wouldn’t say I like losing that extra hour of daylight. I’m not a fan of the sun setting at 4:30 p.m. and having to drive home in the dark. We don’t get the necessary Vitamin D with the lack of sunlight, which brings on the seasonal affective disorder (SAD). What is SAD? According to the Mayo Clinic, [...]
With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude: Thank You Veterans Our Center would like to take a moment to thank and honor the men and women who serve and protect our country. This will be the first Veterans Day that we commemorate when our country is not in a war. It is so important not to take our freedom and safety for granted. We take this opportunity to thank all those who have served and made the commitment to represent, honor, and secure our way of life. Washington State is home to over a half-million veterans and their families on seven military [...]
CYBERSECURITY/COMPUTER APPRENTICESHIPS Currently WA is showing 9953 cybersecurity job openings. Do you have an interest protecting digital privacy and infrastructure? Check out the following categories: Security Provision, Protect & Defend, Operate & Maintain, Oversee & Govern, Analyze, or Collect &. Each of these broad categories link to further job descriptions in the Cyberseek (cyberseek.org) site linked from NIST (see below). Local employers, educators, students, workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders can gain information from this site. WA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES (https://secure.lni.wa.gov/arts-public/#/program-search) has created this search program to locate apprenticeship programs registered in Washington State. ARTS (Apprenticeship Registration & [...]
COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later For women, job burnout has become a reality. The rate of job burnout is rising much faster among women compared to men. It has been reported that 42% of women feel burnout, while men are reported at 35% of feeling burnout. This gap has doubled since last year on reported job burnout (32% of women and 27% of men). “A few months into the pandemic, one in four women said they had considered downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce for a year.” What is worse is now that number has jumped, with one [...]
Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart “Our Nation is under a constant and ever-increasing threat from malicious cyber actors. Ransomware attacks have disrupted hospitals, schools, police departments, fuel pipelines, food suppliers, and small businesses — delaying essential services and putting the lives and livelihoods of Americans at risk. Any disruption, corruption, or dysfunction of our vital infrastructure can have a debilitating effect on national and economic security, public health, and our everyday safety.” – President Joe Biden, a Proclamation on Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2021 October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. President Biden signed a proclamation designating the month of October as a [...]
Photo of Amelia Phillips Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips Many of us will say, “It isn’t rocket science!” to point out when a problem is laughingly easy compared to getting a rocket into space. But if you want to know more about what is rocket science, you might want to ask Amelia Phillips. After all, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. She also worked for the Jet Propulsion Lab. She knows rocket science. For the last twenty years, Amelia has been a tenured faculty member designing and delivering [...]
Interview with Sarah Miller 1.) How does it feel to be the Interim Chair for the BAS HSEM Degree Program? Busy! Very, very busy! This was a very unexpected change that happened really close to the beginning of the term. Faculty had to be reassigned to new classes, students had to be assigned to new advisors, new students had to be oriented, and there were meetings. So many meetings! But it’s been really great to start getting to know the faculty, staff, and administration on a different level, and to make contact with all the students I hadn’t yet [...]