Alumni Spotlight: Melissa

After working for more than 10 years, Melissa decided it was time to go back to school and become the first in her family to earn a college degree. Now, Melissa works in the technology industry and gives back to the community. Continue reading to hear her story.

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Alumni Spotlight: Chris

Chris is a military veteran who, after earning an applied bachelor’s degree from Green River College’s Software Development program, is excelling in a new technology career. Read more about his journey, in his own words.

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Tech Industry Experts Help Shape Curriculum

As the tech industry continues to grow in the Seattle area, many employers are finding it increasingly difficult to hire enough skilled workers to meet their needs. It’s not just the big names of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft that need a pipeline of talented developers; 90% of the state’s information and communication technology companies have fewer than 20 employees, and companies across every industry – retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, and others – are evidence of the idea that every company…

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National Science Foundation Awards Grant to Local Community and Technical Colleges

Kirkland, Wash. – The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an $800,000 grant to five community and technical colleges in the state of Washington: Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), Bellevue College, Green River College,  North Seattle College, and Renton Technical College. The NSF grant will fund the collaborative Northwest Network for Application Development and Technology Connections (AppConnect NW) project. Each of the colleges involved offers a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Information Technology Application Development, which help meet…

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AppConnect NW is a consortium of five community and technical colleges in the Puget Sound.

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