Welcome Carl Douglas: New Center Director for Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing


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 [...]

Welcome Carl Douglas: New Center Director for Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing2021-11-24T22:53:48+00:00

Falling Backwards: How to Cope with Less Daylight


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, [...]

Falling Backwards: How to Cope with Less Daylight2021-11-24T22:48:57+00:00

With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude: Thank You Veterans


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 [...]

With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude: Thank You Veterans2022-02-24T01:32:21+00:00

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 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 & [...]

Cybersecurity/Computer Apprenticeships2021-10-28T10:00:51+00:00

COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later


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 [...]

COVID-19 & Jobs: A Year Later2021-10-28T10:00:45+00:00

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, 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 [...]

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart2021-10-28T10:00:12+00:00

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 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 [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Dr. Amelia Phillips2021-10-27T10:00:29+00:00

Interview with Sarah Miller


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 [...]

Interview with Sarah Miller2021-09-27T19:13:50+00:00

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 will have the ability to transfer between colleges and continue their course of study in their chosen fields.  Now that that hard work is done we can again focus on bringing our advanced training programs to Pierce College and its military and rural partners. Technology – how has technology changed the [...]

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette2021-09-27T19:09:31+00:00

Interview with Ron May


Interview with Ron May By Linda Crerar Back in June, I interviewed Ron May, Dean of Health and Technology at Pierce College. It was great talking with Ron about the EMS and Fire degree programs. He provided incredible insight and knowledge about the degree program’s plans and goals, along with Pierce College’s new building for the Dental Hygiene and Vet Tech Programs. Linda:  We will be featuring YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette, Pierce College’s EMS Program Manager and Joseph (Joey) Dilley, the Fire Programs Program Manager for the BAS, AA, and Apprenticeship Programs in our Confluence News Magazine. You are the Dean [...]

Interview with Ron May2021-09-27T19:05:47+00:00
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