Jeff Wright, dean of the College of Sciences and Technology at Western Washington University, writes in a guest commentary for the Everett Herald that WWU wants to launch “an aggressive new Engineering program” to meet future demand in the state for workers with such skills.
Click here to read his piece on why it’s critical for Western to do so.
Wright also will be on a panel that will discuss what’s on the horizon for higher education institutions in Whatcom County and what it means for business here. That panel will be featured at a Friday, March 16, luncheon at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave.
Organized by the Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington, the luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Bellingham.
Other panelists will be Janice Walker, Workforce education coordinator for Whatcom Community College, and Sharon Carpenter, dean of Professional Technical Education for Bellingham Technical College.
Registration deadline for the luncheon is March 13.
The program starts at noon. The cost is $15 for members, and $25 for non-members.
For more information and to register, click here.