21 schools split $8 million for aerospace training

By Dan Catchpole

EVERETT — Everett Community College was among the biggest winners of the 21 Washington community and technical colleges that split $8 million from the state to train more workers for aerospace manufacturing.

The money comes from legislation passed last November as part of the state’s bid to land the assembly line for Boeing’s 777X jetliner in Washington. It is intended to create room for more than 1,000 new students in aerospace training programs.

Twenty-four colleges submitted 40 proposals for funding. The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announced the winners Tuesday. Everett Community College got more than $1.5 million.

Here is the list of recipients and the programs funded:

Bates Technical College, Tacoma: machining expansion, welding.

Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham: aerospace engineering, precision machining.

Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake: AMT program, composites certificate.

Clark College, Vancouver: machine technology, CAD technology.

Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood: welding, CNC machine technology.

Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood: engineering technology, engineering transfer.

Everett Community College, Everett: machine tool technology, engineering.

Green River Community College, Auburn: aerospace engineering, aerospace machining.

Highline Community College, Des Moines: engineering.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland: welding, CNC machine technology.

Olympic College, Bremerton: engineering technology, electronics.

North Seattle College, Seattle: CATIA and CADD, avionics.

Peninsula College, Port Angeles: CNC machining, composites technology.

Renton Technical College, Renton: precision machining.

Shoreline Community College, Shoreline: aerospace machining.

Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon: composites, manufacturing technology.

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia: computerized manufacturing.

South Seattle College, Seattle: AMT program, composites.

Spokane Community College, Spokane: AMT and CNC.

Tacoma Community College, Tacoma: engineering.

Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee: machining