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Cybersecurity/Computer Apprenticeships

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 [...]

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart

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, [...]

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Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips

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 [...]

Time to Shake Up the Great American Shakeout? – October 2021

Time to Shake Up the Great American Shakeout?   By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed Let there be no mistake: the Great American Shakeout is an excellent effort to raise awareness of the earthquake risk and the damage it could create. It is essential to raise awareness about the [...]

9/11/01-1/6/21 and Beyond – Is the Homeland Secure?

9/11/01-1/6/21 and Beyond - Is the Homeland Secure? By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed Unrelenting false claims of election fraud led to the attempt to violently overthrow the government of the United States on January 6, 2021. Sometimes it sucks to be prescient. In June 2020’s “Emergency Management [...]

9/11/01-1/6/21 and Beyond – Eroding Confidence in Government

9/11/01-1/6/21 and Beyond – Eroding Confidence in Government By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed Although the 9/11 terrorists owed their success in some measure to poor coordination between federal government agencies, the feds “generously” sought to share responsibility for their lack of preparedness; protecting the “homeland” suddenly became [...]

9/11/01 -1/6/21 and Beyond

9/11/01 -1/6/21 and Beyond By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed On September 10, 2001, I naively thought I had enough problems on my plate. The new Bush Administration was attempting to redirect virtually every unallocated federally appropriated dollar to address “new” priorities (emergency managers may recall the assault [...]

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette Where do you see the degree programs going in the next 3-5 years? We are currently launching an AAS-T that has been accepted by 3 BA programs, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Fire Service Leadership and Management, and Paramedicine. By developing this AAS-T students [...]

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect “The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect.”  During the past year, natural disasters have sent our communities into turmoil, and we have seen the particularly devastating toll they take on disadvantaged, low-income communities and people [...]

Center of Excellence – HSEM : Subcommittee Highlights

Center of Excellence – HSEM : Subcommittee Highlights Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) An integral part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project for the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security & Emergency Management. The goal is to develop student experiential learning opportunities by developing a [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown What if you found the perfect role for yourself, working in a field you were passionate about, grateful to serve your community as a behind the scenes leader who many people might not even know about?  [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tieka Adeogun

Women in Leadership Profile: Tieka Adeogun Tieka has an impressive stack of certificates from FEMA courses. She can tell you about Incident Command. She knows how to build and evaluate exercises. Her experience in the field, and the degrees she’s earned, mean she’s ready to respond to a [...]

Highlights for 2020-2021

Highlights for 2020-2021 Expansion and Diversification of our Advisory Board Our Center’s primary goal for the 2020-2021 year was to create practical ways to enhance diversity and inclusion in our all-hazard career pathways. As a result, we expanded and diversified our Advisory Board to include members representing our [...]

What Now? – June 2021

What Now? By Jim Mullen Emergency Management, Once Removed We must have an unflinching but hopeful and constructive post – COVID assessment. Can one prepare a useful and truthful COVID -19 after-action report to spur national planning for the next pandemic in our volatile political climate? How to minimize [...]

A Commencement Address to Graduates in Emergency Management

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 [...]

Juneteenth is Recognized as a Federal Holiday!

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 [...]

Featured Podcast with Joseph Dilley

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 [...]

Evaluate Local Workforce Against Education Through Data Analytic Tools

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, [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tanya Knight

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, [...]

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