National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies
  The National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET) is an NSF Advanced Technology Education Center in Information Technology located at Bellevue Community College, in Bellevue, Washington. Read more...
  What's New at NWCET
  washington working connections The 2008 Washington State Working Connections IT Faculty Development Institute will be holding its 10th annual Working Connections Institute August 19-22, 2008,
at Bellevue Community College.

Register here for any of the following tracks:
"Revitalizing IT Education"   Recent Events
  Careers in IT: The Real Story - April 24, 2008
    IT careers graphic Are your students curious about Information Technology (IT) or do they think IT is only for geeks? Do they think offshore outsourcing has eliminated all high paying technology jobs in the United States? Do your students believe they don't have the computer skills, technical competence or aptitude to do well in the information technology sector?
Tell them to think again!!!

Technology touches every job, career, and industry in today's society. Technology literacy is essential to succeed in today's employment marketplace. Find out about, and discover how to get started in a variety of careers including: web design, video and film production, gaming, mobile and wireless, computer forensics, and health informatics. Understanding Information Technology doesn't necessarily mean just programming! It involves leadership skills, communication abilities, teamwork and a love for constant challenges!

    2008 IT Futures Education Summit
    "Inspiring Faculty for Tomorrow"
Next Generation Technology for Next Generation Students
    Friday, May 2, 2008
Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington
    Join your fellow technical and workforce development instructors across our state to discover new and innovative ways to improve information technology (IT) education, including science and technology areas where IT intersects with other disciplines. This one-day event features several industry and education speakers in various disciplines of IT, technology and business to share the impacts, challenges, growth and demands of technology in today's workplaces and classrooms.

    Watch the videos from the 2007 IT Education Futures Summit.
    More Summit presentations and related material...
    Workforce Education Council/Continuing Education Council Presentations – February 8, 2007
    The Center of Excellence and National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET) were honored to present data on the “Future IT Workforce & Trends in IT Education and Careers” (Jerry Bunce, Boeing, and Michele Royer, NWCET) at the statewide WEC/CEC meeting February 8th at Bates College in Tacoma. The informative presentations are available for download here: Jerry's presentation, Michele's presentation.
You can also link to a podcast of the program, (click on right-hand menu) including a brief introduction of the event and speakers by former Center of Excellence director Jeff Johnson.
The podcast was produced by Greg Marshall of Whatcom College. The February 8 event was attended by over 100 representatives from thirty-four community and technical colleges. Thanks to Jerry and Michele for their excellent insights, detailed presentations, and IT workforce and education information shared with the group on behalf of the Center of Excellence.
    Future Potential in IT Event – February 18, 2007
    Videos of the Future Potential in IT are now available for viewing. 'Major Nelson' (Larry Hryb) the Director of Programming for Microsoft's Xbox Live: Windows media, Real player. Larry discusses the development process of the Xbox and gaming. Joel Chaplin of Infospace, Inc. was the keynote speaker, and speaks on his experiences in the IT industry: Windows media, Real player. The industry panel, with eight computing and IT professionals, discuss why students should consider "looking for a great major" in IT: Windows media, Real player.
    Any questions, contact us at or 425-564-4215.
    NWCET presented a podcasting workshop in partnership with Apple in November 2005.  To listen to the workshop click here.
    NWCET now offers consulting services to help Community Colleges improve their IT programs and make them more responsive to market needs! Click here for details!
    page last updated August 17, 2008
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NWCET is a division of Bellevue Community College, and is partially funded by National Science Foundation grants.
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