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					    Kitsap Learns:
 Needs Assessment for Education,
Workforce & Economic Development




                                                        Prepared by:
      Charlotte Garrido, Washington State University, Kitsap Extension
                                        Diane Fish, Olympic College
             for the “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Education Collective
                                                       February 2007
Kitsap Learns
Kitsap Learns




         About the Bringing it Home to Kitsap Education Collective

The Bringing It Home to Kitsap Education Collective formed after a July 5, 2005
forum focused on developing a countywide strategy for Kitsap County economic
sustainability. Since then, the group works to ensure a vibrant, well-educated
and adaptable workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit. This needs assessment
profiles local education availability, and pinpoints unmet educational needs by
program area and industry clusters.




Charlotte Garrido, a member of the Kitsap Education Collective since July 2005,
wrote the “Kitsap Learns” narrative. She represents Kitsap County Regional
Council on the Prosperity Partnership Higher Education Working Group.

Diane Fish, who joined the Kitsap Education Collective in early 2006, researched
and coordinated information related to West Sound education opportunities in the
Appendices of “Kitsap Learns”.

Thank you to Kay Anderson, Cindy Wyman and Becky Newton for helping with
research about occupations in Kitsap County; to Mary Garguile for reviewing, and
Sharon James for editing this document. Thank you, too, to PJ Callahan for
providing the Executive Summary format used in this 2007 edition, and to
Rhiannon Fernandez for help in lots of ways whenever asked.
Kitsap Learns
Kitsap Learns

Acknowledgements
The authors wish to express thanks for the contributions of many people who
reviewed this needs assessment during development.          In particular, the
Education Advisors include:

Kitsap Education Collective:                 Existing Clusters
Arno Bergstrom, WSU Kitsap Extension         Defense
Kathy Cocus, Kitsap Economic Dev Council     Carol Evanoff, SWFPAC Lockheed Martin
Claudia Haspedis Dixon, KRCC                 Mary Anne Mascianica, PSNS
Diane Fish, Olympic College                  Wendy Miles, Olympic College
Mary Garguile, Olympic College               Dick Strand, Olympic College
Charlotte Garrido, WSU Kitsap Extension
                                             Health & Long Term Care
Sue Longstreth, Bremerton School District
                                             Leif Bentsen, OWDC Health Care Alliance
Mary McClure, Kitsap Regional Council
                                             Scott Bosch, Harrison Medical Center
Jim McKenna, Olympic Workforce
                                             Scott Daniels, Kitsap Health District
        Development Council
                                             Mike Miller, Rice Fergus Miller
David Porter, Kitsap Economic Dev Council
                                             Paul Urlie, Kitsap Aging & Long Term Care
Russell Steele, Port Madison Enterprises
                                             Marine Systems & Equipment
                                             Eric Anderson, Art Anderson
Community Reviewers:
                                             Bob Hungerford, Safe Boats
Local Foundation Industries
                                             Jim McKenna, OWDC
Education
Michael Anderson, Bainbridge School Dist.
                                             Emerging Local Clusters
Bruce McBurney, Central Kitsap School
                                             Tourism
        District
                                             Grant Griffin, Visitor & Convention Bureau
Sue Longstreth, Bremerton School District
                                             Kathrin Carr, West Sound Technical Skills
David Mitchell, Olympic College
                                                     Center
Char Nelson, West Sound Consortium
Jim Noeldner, North Kitsap School District   Opportunity Clusters
Jim Stretch, Bainbridge Graduate Institute   Clean Technology
Kurt Wagner, South Kitsap School District    Tim Botkin, SEED
                                             Art Castle, Kitsap Homebuilders
New & Small Business Entrepreneurship
                                             Brian George, Phungi Inc.
Jean Charneski, KCCDC
                                             Naomi Pursel, Olympic College
Melany Brown, Washington CASH
                                             Information Technology
Social Capital
                                             Bud Harris, Kitsap County
Mary Ellen de la Pena, Kitsap County
                                             David Mitchell, IslandWood
Bev Kincaid, Sound Grants
                                             Ed Stern, City of Poulsbo
Jan Koske, Kitsap County
                                             Mark Westlund, OC CIS Advisory
Jan Lambert, Health Housing & Human Svc
                                             Life Sciences
Technology Commercialization
                                             Dwight Sutton, retired
Mark Frost, MD Business Infrastructure Svc
Transportation
Dick Hayes, Kitsap Transit
Kitsap Learns
Washington State University and Olympic College do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
disability, sexual orientation, or age in their program and activities.
                                            Table of Contents
       Heading                                                                                                          Page

       Executive Summary

  I.   Introduction.................................................................................................................. 1
 II.   The Prosperity Partnership
       A Regional Strategy for Puget Sound .......................................................................... 3
              Shared Economic Vision ................................................................................. 3
              Organized Strategy........................................................................................... 3
              A Cluster-Based Economic Development Approach ........................................ 3
              Local Serving Foundational Industries ............................................................. 4
       Education: A Foundation Industry ............................................................................... 5
              School Financing .............................................................................................. 6
              Educational Attainment..................................................................................... 6
              Skills Gap ......................................................................................................... 6
       Washington Learns Sectors ......................................................................................... 7
       Responding to the Changing Workplace...................................................................... 8
              Increasingly Diverse Populations ..................................................................... 8
              Workforce Training & Education..................................................................... 10
       Employability Skills..................................................................................................... 11
       Assessing Needs: A Regional Education Strategy.................................................... 13
III.   Bringing the Prosperity Partnership Home to Kitsap County...................................... 15
       Kitsap County Industry Clusters ................................................................................. 17
              Existing Clusters............................................................................................. 17
                        Defense .............................................................................................. 18
                        Health Care......................................................................................... 20
              Star and Opportunity Clusters ........................................................................ 21
                        Long-Term Health Care ...................................................................... 23
                        Clean Technology............................................................................... 25
                        Information Technology ...................................................................... 27
                        Life Sciences ...................................................................................... 29
              Emerging Clusters .......................................................................................... 30
       Kitsap County Education Foundation ......................................................................... 31
              Mentor Youth .................................................................................................. 32
              Assess Needs................................................................................................. 32
              Provide Linkages ............................................................................................ 32
              Increase Public Awareness ............................................................................ 33
              Research Workforce Development................................................................. 33
              Cultivate the Local-Serving Education Foundation in Kitsap.......................... 33
       Educational Opportunities in Kitsap County ............................................................... 35
              Kitsap K-12 ..................................................................................................... 35
                        Kitsap County School Districts............................................................ 35
                        Private High Schools .......................................................................... 35
              Career and Technical Preparation.................................................................. 35
                        West Sound Technical Skills Center................................................... 35
                        High School and Beyond .................................................................... 35
                        The West Sound Consortium.............................................................. 36
                        Work Readiness Credential ................................................................ 36
                         When the Phone Rings … Are You Ready? ....................................... 36
                         WorkSource Center ............................................................................ 36
               Community Colleges ...................................................................................... 37
                         Northwest Indian College ................................................................... 37
                         Olympic College.................................................................................. 37
                         Vincennes University .......................................................................... 37
               Four-Year Universities.................................................................................... 38
                         Chapman University ........................................................................... 38
                         Northwest College of Art..................................................................... 38
                         Old Dominion University ..................................................................... 38
                         St. Martin’s College............................................................................. 38
                         Washington State University Extension.............................................. 38
                         Western Washington University.......................................................... 39
               Graduate Schools........................................................................................... 39
                         Bainbridge Graduate Institute ............................................................. 39
       Continuing Education and Professional Development ............................................... 40
       Kitsap County Assets and Opportunities.................................................................... 41
IV.    Kitsap County Education Pathways by Industry Cluster ............................................ 43
               Local Economic Foundations ......................................................................... 43
                         Education............................................................................................ 44
                         New/Small Business ........................................................................... 46
                         Social Capital...................................................................................... 52
                         Tax Structure ...................................................................................... 50
                         Technology Commercialization........................................................... 52
                         Transportation..................................................................................... 54
               Prosperity Partnership Opportunity Clusters .................................................. 56
                         Clean Technology............................................................................... 56
                         Information Technology ...................................................................... 58
                         Life Sciences ...................................................................................... 60
               Existing Clusters............................................................................................. 62
                         Defense .............................................................................................. 62
                         Health and Long Term Care ............................................................... 64
                         Marine Trades..................................................................................... 68
               Emerging Local Cluster .................................................................................. 70
                         Recreation and Tourism ..................................................................... 70
       Summary: Education as a Foundation ...................................................................... 73
               Industry Clusters Projected for Future Economic Growth .............................. 74
               Jobs Needed to Expand Program Areas ........................................................ 74
               Knowledge and Skills Necessary to be Successful ........................................ 75
               Education & Training to Develop a Skilled Workforce .................................... 75
               Recommended Action Steps .......................................................................... 77
                         Networks and Advocacy ..................................................................... 77
                         Diversity .............................................................................................. 77
                         Policies ............................................................................................... 77
                         Research and Development ............................................................... 78
                         Publicity .............................................................................................. 78
               Steps in Workforce Development by Industry Cluster .................................... 79
               Preliminary Timeline for the Education Collective .......................................... 80
 V.    Actions That Community Members Can Take Now ................................................... 81
 References Cited ................................................................................................................... 83



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APPENDICES
A.   Prosperity Partnership Strategy ................................................................................. 89
B.   Cluster Development: Important Considerations for Policy & Practices.................... 90
C.   Washington Learns Legislative Charges.................................................................... 91
D.   Policy Pathways to Improve High School Graduation Rates...................................... 93
E.   West Sound Education Opportunities ........................................................................ 94
             West Sound School Districts and Private Schools ......................................... 95
             Private Schools in Kitsap County ................................................................... 96
             Dual Enrollment/Credit Programs in Washington State.................................. 97
             Advanced Placement Courses at Kitsap High Schools .................................. 98
             Colleges and Universities in Kitsap County.................................................... 99
             Snapshot of Kitsap Professional Development Opportunities ...................... 101
             Kitsap Organizations Offering Training/Continuing Education ..................... 105
F.   Education & Occupation Opportunities in Kitsap by Cluster .................................... 107
             Local Foundation Industries ………………………………….......................... 107
                     Education.......................................................................................... 107
                     New and Small Business Support .................................................... 109
                     Social Capital.................................................................................... 111
                     Tax Structure .................................................................................... 113
                     Technology Commercialization......................................................... 115
                     Transportation................................................................................... 117
             Prosperity Partnership Clusters.................................................................... 119
                     Clean Technology............................................................................. 119
                     Information Technology .................................................................... 121
                     Life Sciences .................................................................................... 123
             Existing Kitsap Clusters................................................................................ 125
                     Health and Long-Term Care ............................................................. 125
                     Marine Trades................................................................................... 127
             Emerging Kitsap County............................................................................... 129
                     Recreation and Tourism ................................................................... 129
             Key to Course Offerings and Degrees.......................................................... 130
G.   “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Foundation Initiatives .................................................. 131
H.   Tuition and Fees by College or University................................................................ 133
I.   SB 5978 to Assess Higher Education Needs of the Olympic/Kitsap Peninsulas ..... 136
LIST OF FIGURES
1     The Foundation Industries............................................................................................ 4
2     Cluster-Related Employment Share............................................................................. 5
3     Key Education Issues for Prosperity Partnership ......................................................... 6
4     Core Questions of the Washington Learns Steering Committee.................................. 7
5     Targeted Populations – Employment by Occupation ................................................. 10
6     Soft Skills.................................................................................................................... 12
7     Kitsap County Location Map ...................................................................................... 16
8     Kitsap County Market Segmentation, 2003-2008....................................................... 21
9     Building Blocks to Economic Success for Kitsap County ........................................... 31
10    Distribution of Newly Created Jobs by Education Sector ........................................... 34




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Executive Summary
Kitsap Learns: Needs Assessment for Education, Workforce &
Economic Development
Overview

Background

          The Bringing it Home to Kitsap Education Collective formed after a July 2005 forum
          focused on developing a countywide strategy for Kitsap County economic sustainability.
          Since then, the group has worked to ensure a vibrant, well-educated and adaptable
          workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit. This needs assessment was commissioned to
          profile local education availability and pinpoint educational needs according to industry
          clusters and program areas.

Purpose

          Systematically explore current systems of education and workforce development in order
          to strategically coordinate education and workforce capacities with economic
          development.

Goals

              Profile local education availability.

              Pinpoint unmet educational needs by program areas and industry clusters.

              Design educational pathways for workforce options in local industries.

              Recommend action steps to coordinate education and workforce development.


Findings and Recommendations by Industry Clusters

          In order to coordinate education and workforce capacities with economic development,
          Kitsap Learns uses strategic industry clusters to examine educational pathways and align
          with Kitsap County resources. Industry clusters were subdivided by those existing in
          Kitsap County, one emerging cluster noted by the Kitsap County Economic Development
          Council, and opportunities identified through the Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership data.
Existing Industry Clusters

          Kitsap County cluster employment is modest compared to other central Puget Sound
          counties. By definition there are only two formal industry clusters in Kitsap County. Health
          Care and Marine Trades clusters, or “Industry Skills Panels” were created and funded by
          the Olympic Workforce Development Council. They focus on recruiting and retaining
          skilled employees for their respective industries. While not a formal cluster, the Defense
          industry will be discussed here because it is a significant presence that characterizes
          clusters and provides 54% of the county’s economic activity, either directly or indirectly.

          Defense

          Defense is a mature industry and Kitsap County’s largest employer with over 13,000
          civilian workers, and accounts for nearly 47,000 jobs in the county.

          Findings

               The U.S. Navy respects education and offers a variety of programs to meet the needs
               of enlisted personnel and their families, including tuition assistance, on-the-job
               training, formal education opportunities, college business transfer degrees, certificated
               telecourses, an after-hours program, the Trident Training Facility at Naval Base
               Bangor, Navy College at Naval Base Kitsap and a partnership apprentice program
               with Olympic College.

               Defense-related students fall into three categories: industrial, military, and family
               members and retirees.

               More than 500 people are enrolled in the four-year apprenticeship course in
               partnership with Olympic College. Upon completion, apprentices receive an Associate
               degree plus a Journeyman’s license.

          Recommendations

               Formalize a defense cluster and increase our local support industries.

               Support coordination of an advocacy network of local defense-related support
               industries, particularly around education and training needs.

          Health and Long-Term Care

          Findings

          In 2000, the Olympic Workforce Development Council formed a three-county – Clallam
          Jefferson and Kitsap – industry cluster of health care providers, educators, service
          agencies and labor. A year later, the Olympic Health Care Alliance formed to resolve
          issues facing the rapidly growing health care field. The Alliance has achieved significant
          research and education goals. More than 40 Kitsap organizations are represented on the
          Alliance. According to Kitsap Regional Economic Development information, some 5,000
          individuals are currently employed in Kitsap County health care industries.

               The health care field faces workforce shortages throughout Washington State. While
               vacancy rates are improving, there are still deficits in nursing and other specialized
               technologist positions.


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    The Olympic Workforce Development Council provided over $300,000 in health care
    industry training and labor reports during the past five years. Two new programs are
    notable: radiological image setting and physical therapist assistant, and a
    baccalaureate program in nursing will begin soon.

    The Olympic Health Care Alliance is taking solid actions to meet workforce needs --
    cultivating new interest in health care careers, offering valuable workshops and
    trainings, initiating new college programs, exploring barriers that inhibit potential
    workers from entering education and training programs, and using the website as a
    recruitment tool.

Recommendations

    Increase educational capacity. Remove barriers to education, such as need for
    financial aid.

    Recruit health care occupations and retain current health care workers. Programs
    such as the “Free Lunch and 100 Bucks” workshops for K-12 career counselors and
    math/science teachers and “Health Careers Summer Camp” for 9th and 10th graders
    will help stimulate interest in a health care occupation and encourage youth to take
    appropriate high school courses.

    Develop a data collection/analysis system to assess health workforce supply and
    demand.

    Create a mechanism to plan for future health care needs and track progress for
    stakeholder collaborations.

Marine Trades

Findings

The regional Marine Trades Panel encompasses eleven counties and is still being defined
by Kitsap County.

    Approximately 30 boat manufacturers exist in the Pacific Northwest. The region is
    acknowledged worldwide as the center for high-end fiberglass yacht production,
    building an estimated 80% of U.S. super yachts.

    Manufacturers in the Northwest expect to hire over 300 new workers in the next two
    years.

Recommendations

    Establish skill standards and prioritize needed workforce skills, including soft skills, to
    develop curriculum and preparatory training for entry-level workers.

    Plan and sustain a system using the Marine Manufacturing Center of Excellence to fill
    gaps between the supply of skilled workers and industry demands.

    Conduct annual Marine Workforce Training Conference to disseminate information
    about customized training and new production processes.




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Emerging Industry Cluster

         Recreation and Tourism

         Findings

                The natural beauty of Kitsap County makes it an ideal tourist destination for local
                residents and for visitors.

         Recommendations

                Increase recreation and tourism professionalism through training courses, such as the
                West Sound Technical Skills Center Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.

                Enhance hospitality and tourism courses through internship opportunities.

                Effectively market the Kitsap Peninsula as a desirable visitor destination.

Opportunity Industry Clusters

         The Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership, a coalition of more than 200 government,
         business, labor and nonprofit leaders in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish Counties,
         strives to create new jobs and shared, long-term economic prosperity in the Puget Sound
         region. Specifically, the Prosperity Partnership Strategy seeks to:

                Rebuild the region’s economic foundations to meet demands of current and future
                employers.

                Collaboratively address the unique needs of targeted industry clusters.

         Based on work completed by the Prosperity Partnership, three Puget Sound regional
         industries were identified as cluster-specific action initiatives offering the most opportunity
         for Kitsap County: clean technology, information technology, and life sciences.

         Clean Technology

         Findings

         The Clean Technology cluster, which encompasses innovations and production of new
         sources of energy, pollution prevention and clean-up technologies, has strong potential in
         the Pacific Northwest. Kitsap County’s demonstration project is Kitsap SEED (Sustainable
         Energy and Economic Development). The SEED supporters favor education for business
         management and technical skills associated with clean technology industries, such as
         energy. The Kitsap Home Builders Association Built Green program, which was
         introduced in 1996, also practices clean technology. Both of these programs encourage
         job creation in recycling and energy efficient products and materials, all of which require a
         very solid foundation in math and science.

         Because no trade association currently exists for clean technology, creating an advocacy
         organization is a first step to help organize a policy framework for the cluster. Potential
         action ideas are to showcase local technologies, create innovative financing methods and
         develop a cluster brand identity.



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Recommendations

    Organize a clean technology trade association and policy framework for cluster, such
    as the Northwest Clean Technology Trade Alliance, and develop cluster narrative and
    brand.

    Expand “on the ground” applications, such as Kitsap SEED, which provide innovative
    financing to build showcase projects within sustainable business parks and an
    excellent incubator for internships, community service learning and sharing and
    creating “idea factories” for power generation and energy efficiencies and
    conservation.

    Address local energy efficiency and renewability through examples such as the
    Pacific Northwest Extension Energy Initiative Pilot Project managed by WSU
    Extension Energy Program for the U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy
    Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center.

Information Technology

Findings

Five major sectors comprise the healthy information technology cluster: software
publishing, computer and online services, telecommunications, computer and electronic
hardware manufacturing and digital and interactive media. Serious gaps currently exist
between available education and future workforce needs; therefore, expanded educational
and research capacities must occur. In a broader sense, three levels of education are
possible:

    Vo-tech with some mid-level certifications.

    Associates degree with experience and certifications or a Bachelor’s degree.

    Bachelor’s degree with higher and/or high-level specialized certifications.

Recommendations

    Map the “ecology” of the information technology cluster to enable educators to better
    address learning needs and provide ample education at all levels.

    Ensure consistency in K-12 programs across districts, and teach research methods
    and entrepreneurship/business courses.

    Facilitate work-based learning opportunities.

Life Sciences

Findings

The life sciences industries engage in research, development and product marketing for
physical, engineering and life sciences. Dominant sectors are biotechnology,
toxicology/forensics, surgical appliances and supplies manufacturing and pharmaceutical
preparation and manufacturing of drugs.




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         Three critical components for success of this cluster are increased venture capital, a
         climate that fosters entrepreneurship and an educated workforce. The biggest challenge is
         to ensure that education is available for potential researchers and scientists, which usually
         requires a PhD in the life sciences. In Kitsap County, three Harrison Medical Center
         facilities are a focal point for life sciences research, as are local manufacturers that market
         their products internationally, such as Trulife orthotics and prosthetics.

         Recommendations

             Create an ecosystem that can mix companies at different stages of development with
             available technical and financial resources.

             Support, improve and build on current life sciences curricula and education programs
             in K-12.

             Develop a concrete inventory of skills to guide educational decision making and
             improve curricula and programs.

             Link youth programs with the prerequisite training and mentorship and to support
             certificate/skills upgrade training for new and incumbent workers.

Local-Serving Foundation Industries

         The Prosperity Partnership also identified six “local-serving foundation industries” that
         support the cluster-specific action initiatives. Their purposes are to assist the local
         population and the economy, and they include:

             Education
             New and Small Business Support
             Social Capital and Quality of Life
             Tax Structure
             Technology Commercialization
             Transportation

         These “non-cluster” industries supply a basic regional infrastructure needed for vibrant,
         cluster-specific action initiatives to develop.

         Education

         Findings

         Prosperous economies depend on skilled workers performing high-quality work.

             Education and job-skill training prepare people for work and help develop new abilities
             as technologies and markets change. Many small (and some larger) firms are
             unaware of relevant programs and community and technical colleges and workforce
             development councils; therefore, they do not take advantage of these resources.
             Workforce training opportunities must be better matched with current and forecasted
             job openings in each cluster industry. Further, employability, or “soft skills,” such as
             the ability to problem-solve, communicate and accept supervision, are as critical as
             technical knowledge to get and keep a job and to move up in an organization.



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   The Puget Sound region is one of the most literate in the United States, with more
   than 35% of residents holding a bachelor’s degree. However, Washington State ranks
   36th out of 50 states in per capita production of degrees. Employer demand for
   baccalaureate degrees is greater than the region produces. For example, in
   Washington alone, there will be nearly 3,900 openings between 2007 and 2012 for
   computer specialists. Yet, colleges and universities in Washington produce 635
   graduates a year in this field.

   The current lack of student slots in our higher education institutions limits the number
   of local graduates and forces companies to spend extra time and money recruiting
   workers from outside our region. This is particularly critical for companies in science-
   and technology-related fields and for start-ups and small companies that do not have
   the ability to recruit outside the region. Funding for education demands attention, as
   does increased learning in subjects like science, technology and critical thinking.

   Only 70% of Washington State high school seniors graduate on time; and that rate is
   lower for African American, Native American and Hispanic students. High dropout
   rates result in fewer skilled workers, high social service costs and lower quality of life
   for residents.

Recommendations

In order to address these needs, the Bringing it Home to Kitsap Education Collective
outlined five short-term action goals to improve local learning opportunities:

   Strengthen the workforce training system and improve integration of education and
   workplace. Mentor youth through work experiences, i.e. job shadowing, internships
   and work-based learning. Possible suggestions include a database of opportunities
   and monthly breakfast meetings for students and business leaders to exchange
   ideas.

   Assess unmet needs, such as a resident Kitsap County baccalaureate program and
   other educational and occupational pathways for appropriate workforce development.
   Increase the number of bachelor and advanced degrees awarded in Washington with
   emphasis on applied sciences and engineering. The Prosperity Partnership
   recommends 8,000 new baccalaureates in Washington State by 2010.

   Research forces impacting Kitsap workforce readiness, such as the Commuters Away
   survey, to uncover barriers to bringing these workers back “home” to work.

   Provide linkages by coordinating an education alternatives/workforce development
   summit/leadership conference on education, productivity and employment.

   Increase public awareness about the value of a vibrant, well-educated and adaptable
   workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit and emphasize the merits of science and
   math education. Increase the percentage of the region’s students graduating from
   high school within four years.

   Work in collaboration with communities of color on strategies that better prepare all
   young people for academic success.




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New and Small Business Support

Findings

A region that has a talent pool of entrepreneurs along with the infrastructure to support
them is likely to succeed.

      New and small business support nurtures entrepreneurs and small businesses.
      Entrepreneurs and startup businesses stimulate enterprise and create jobs, resulting
      in increasingly vibrant clusters.

      A region that has a talent pool of entrepreneurs, along with the infrastructure to
      support them, is more likely to succeed.

Recommendations

      Support programs that lead to successful entrepreneurship and small-business
      retention, and that promote buying locally produced products.

      Convene regional venture capitalists to investigate lack of available funding for early-
      stage and startup businesses and identify new funding sources focused on investing
      and growing local enterprises.

      Continue efforts to form a Kitsap Entrepreneurial Support Network that supports
      entrepreneurs, stimulates “economic gardening,” builds a “Kitsap buzz” and
      coordinates education information on funding, research and business mentors.

      Piggyback on existing entrepreneurship support systems, such as Northwest
      Entrepreneurial Network.

Social Capital

Findings

How residents engage regarding community issues can result in building social capital
when strong civic and nonprofit communities are involved in local problem-solving.

      A strong civic and nonprofit community secures broad prosperity in the region.

Recommendations

      Include nonprofit leadership in major community initiatives and in framing and
      implementing an “Economic Literacy” campaign.

      Remove disincentives, modify government contracting and funding systems and
      include social impact reviews in major economic and public policy decisions.

      Promote a culture that values multiculturalism, volunteerism and philanthropy. Provide
      more information-sharing venues.

      Celebrate and promote arts and culture as an economic advantage for our region.




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Tax Structure

Findings

The Tax Structure Initiative seeks to implement balanced, pro-competitive tax reforms.

    Lack of corporate income tax helps profitable companies but hurts smaller margin
    companies, such as startups.

Recommendations

    Develop balanced, pro-competitive tax structure bill for 2007 legislature.

    Launch public awareness campaign to bring tax structure challenges to the attention
    of the general public, leaders in minority and low-income communities, key opinion-
    makers in the public and private sectors and legislators. Disseminate information
    about property taxes far and wide.

    Eliminate business and operating taxes to become a “no local B&O county.”

Technology Commercialization

Findings

Technology commercialization improves the movement of technological innovations from
research institutions to the marketplace.

    The transfer of new ideas out of the lab and into the market is increasingly crucial.

    Coalition building and information technology incubation projects with the SEED
    project hold promise through Olympic College, WSU Energy Program and Bainbridge
    Graduate Institute.

Recommendations

    Create opportunities for researchers and local companies to network.

    Encourage faculty and researchers from higher education institutes to seek
    commercial outlets for their efforts and reduce restrictions on their involvement in
    commercial endeavors. Implement policies and programs designed to generate more
    collaborative R&D and commercialization efforts among institutions.

    Work with partner organizations to improve technology commercialization climate for
    private research organizations.

    Investigate activities in other regions and adapt them for the central Puget Sound.

    Improve access to venture capital, especially early-stage funding.




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       Transportation

       Findings

       The Transportation foundation builds an effective transport system for a world-class
       region. The Puget Sound region lags behind in making the necessary transportation
       investments to support a competitive economy and regional growth goals. This is true for
       many modes, including transit, freight, and ferries.

             Increasing jobs locally depends on more equity in Kitsap County’s transportation
             infrastructure.

             Enhanced incentives for telework and improved ferry-mainland transit links and stable
             passenger-only service are keys to a robust transportation system.

       Recommendations

             Support infrastructure that facilitates travel to and from education and employment
             centers.

             Support funding options for roads and transit and identify and secure support for a
             sustainable funding stream to meet project funding challenges over time.

             Support regional project prioritization approach to transportation decision-making
             process.


Conclusions

       The Kitsap Learns analysis introduces a dynamic relationship between education,
       workforce development and economic development. Coordinating education and
       workforce preparation is essential to ensure a skilled workforce.

       Industry clusters projected for future economic growth include opportunities (clean
       technology, information technology and life sciences), existing (defense, health and long-
       term care and marine trades) and emerging local clusters (recreation and tourism).

       The jobs needed to expand program areas and support targeted industries are distinct for
       each industry, yet technology permeates throughout. The knowledge and skills necessary
       to be successful in those jobs requires new curricula in areas such as math and science,
       technology and electronics. The demand for employability, or “soft skills,” will continue, as
       will technical and “real world” learning opportunities, i.e. internships.

       Kitsap County provides varied educational programs and training activities to develop a
       skilled workforce and fill the jobs, including costs, tuition assistance and location.

       Recommended action steps to improve education and workforce preparation (and
       organizational development) span themes of advocacy, research and development,
       diversity and publicity. Actions in Kitsap and Washington State must integrate education
       and workplace by enhancing K-20 “pipeline,” or continuum, of attention to science, math,
       and technology. In particular, we must increase the number of students graduating from
       high school and also the number of bachelor and advanced degrees awarded.


       XIV
Governor Gregoire says, “Education is the single most important investments we can
make for our children, our state, our economy and our future.” By engaging local
stakeholders and the community in implementing these action steps, we can all help
elevate and sustain community awareness about the connection of education, workforce
development and economic prosperity.




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                                      Kitsap Learns:
                         Needs Assessment for Education,
                        Workforce & Economic Development




I. Introduction
        Envision a region where residents have good jobs and earn family-wage incomes; where
diversity is embraced and globally competitive businesses thrive; a region with vibrant,
connected communities and a high quality of life within a unique natural setting and culture.
Essential steps toward this vision for a healthy regional economy may be realized by
strategically coordinating education and workforce capacities with economic development.
        The purpose of this review is to systematically explore current systems and ways to
enhance future possibilities. Overall, the information in this document provides a baseline that
can be used to align Kitsap County resources well. To do so, the document is organized into
five parts.
       Part I describes the research focus and the major topics to be explored.
       Part II introduces the Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership, a regional strategy for
economic development. The collaborative goals seek a dynamic relationship between
education, workforce development and a strong regional economy.
        Part III outlines demographic information about Kitsap County and unique aspects of the
local economy. A review of major industry types in Puget Sound pinpoints key areas for future
economic development; highlights specific clusters for Kitsap County; and outlines local-serving
foundational infrastructure. Ultimately, an inventory of current Kitsap County education offerings
that lead toward occupations in each cluster shows pathways for such jobs.
         Part IV summarizes assessed needs by identifying the industry clusters projected for
future economic growth in Kitsap County. They are further defined by looking at examples of
the following:
         • Jobs available and needed to expand program areas and to support targeted
            industries
         • Knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in those jobs
         • Educational programs and training activities currently in place locally, including costs,
            tuition assistance, and location
       Part V recommends action steps in education and workforce preparation, and
organizational development.
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II. The Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership
        A coalition of more than 170 government, business, labor and nonprofit leaders in King,
Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties have formed the Prosperity Partnership, and strive for
long-term economic prosperity in the Puget Sound region. Developed in response to dramatic
changes in regional economic conditions from global markets, technology advances, and even
changing consumer tastes; this metropolitan coalition responds to a critical need for strategic
attention.

A Regional Economic Strategy for Puget Sound
        The Prosperity Partnership coordinates a shared economic vision, identifies initiatives
crucial to sustainable growth, and plans to develop the economy through implementing
organized strategies.1 A dual focus for actions is placed upon:
        • Rebuilding the region’s economic foundations to meet the demands of current and
           future employers.
        • Collaboratively addressing the unique needs of the target industry clusters.
Shared Economic Vision
   The coalition partners share an Economic Vision for 100,000 new jobs in the region by
2010, based on the following principles:
       • People living here have good jobs and earn good incomes.
       • Businesses create jobs.
       • Embracing our region’s diversity is good for business.
       • The Puget Sound region has vibrant cities and thriving communities.
       • The region is home to a healthy and beautiful environment and a good quality of life.
       • Regional collaboration on a shared economic agenda ensures our long-term
          sustainable prosperity.
A Cluster-Based Economic Development Approach
        Mature industries and important trade sector industry firms
drive healthy regional economies. They import wealth from sales                                         Prosperity
outside the region, and generate income and employment within the                                  Partnership Strategy
region. Industry clusters are networks of interdependent firms,                                   *Rebuild the region’s
research and development institutions, and other intermediary actors                              economic foundations to
(such as universities, workforce development councils, economic or                                meet demands of current
regional development agencies, and chambers of commerce) in close                                 and future employers
geographic proximity. They “draw productive advantage from their
mutual proximity and connections.”2 By supporting these networks                                  *Collaboratively address
and their needs – such as labor, technology, capital and infrastructure                           the unique needs of the
-- a region can increase prosperity and more competitively adapt to                               target industry clusters.
economic changes.




1 The major points throughout Part I of this document are drawn from Puget Sound Regional Council, 2005. See appendix A for
a sketch of the strategy.
2 Cortwright, 2006 page 4, notes that other potential dimensions of distance for clusters may include technological, occupational,

market, and social.


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        Because industries vary, the cluster concept is general rather than precise.3 Yet clusters
are useful to describe regional economies and inform economic development. New ventures
are most likely to locate where unique local or regional assets already exist. They can be
nurtured with conditions that support knowledge creation and entrepreneurship, provide access
to available capital, and reduce barriers for starting new firms. Appendix B outlines important
considerations for regional economic policy and practices relative to cluster development.
        The Prosperity Partnership chose five Puget Sound regional industries to develop
cluster-specific action initiatives.4 The first-year Cluster Initiatives are:
          1.   Aerospace
          2.   Clean Technology
          3.   Information Technology
          4.   Life Sciences
          5.   Logistics and International Trade

Local-Serving Foundation Industries
         The Prosperity Partnership recognizes six foundations that affect all aspects of our
regional economy in the areas of education, tax structure, transportation, technology
commercialization, new and small business support, and social capital and quality of life. The
first three -- education, tax structure and transportation -- are deemed the “Big 3” for attention in
2006.


          1. Education – ensure well-educated workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit.
          2. Tax Structure – implement balanced, pro-competitive tax reforms.
          3. Transportation – build an effective world-class transportation system.
          4. Technology Commercialization – move innovations from research institutions to
             the marketplace.
          5. New & Small Business Support – nurture entrepreneurs and small businesses.
          6. Social Capital and Quality of Life – secure regional prosperity through a strong
             civic and nonprofit community.

          FIGURE 1.            The Foundation Industries
                               Source: Puget Sound Regional Council, 2005


        Whereas clusters are expected to drive regional economic growth, the “foundation
industries” in each region are primarily local-serving. These non-cluster industries offer a basic
regional infrastructure to support development of vibrant cluster systems. Often some of the
largest employers in the area, their purposes are to assist the local population and economy.



3 Cortwright, 2006 page 38, identifies three broad industry groups: rural-focused, diffuse, and urban. Agriculture, mining and
manufacturing exemplify rural-focused industries. Diffuse include retail, health care, and construction. Urban spans
transportation and warehousing, financial activities, as well as information and professional services. The author also indicates
important micro-foundations for clusters: labor market pooling, supplier specialization, knowledge-spillovers, entrepreneurship,
lock-in, culture, and local demand.
4 Puget Sound Regional Council, 2005, identifies fifteen clusters. In addition to the five chosen for attention in the first year, they

include: military, boat building, specialty food, electronic shopping, long-term care, sound recording, business services, head
offices, tourism, and wood products. Three of these – military, boat building and long-term care exist in Kitsap County.


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        Puget Sound local-serving industries incorporate some of the area’s most vital services
and account for about 66% of the regional economy while the cluster portfolio represents 34%
of the employment share, as shown in Figure 2.5 But their development strategies differ from
cluster strategies.




                   FIGURE 2.           Puget Sound Cluster Related Employment Share, 2003.
                                      Source: Economic Competitiveness Group & Global Insight, 2005.


Education: A Foundation Industry
        The present document specifically examines the education mission to ensure a vibrant,
well-educated and adaptable workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit. Prosperous economies
depend on skilled workers performing high-quality work. Education and training prepare people
for the world of work and jobs, honing new abilities as technologies and markets change and
replacements are needed when baby boomers retire.
        The Puget Sound region is one of the most literate in the United States, with more than
35% of the residents holding a bachelor’s degree. At the same time, major challenges loom.
Only some 70% of Washington State high school seniors graduated in 2001;6 and the employer
demands for baccalaureate degrees is greater than the region produces.                Funding for
education demands attention, as does increased learning in subjects like science, technology
and critical thinking. Figure 3 lists additional issues for K-12, higher education, and workforce
training identified by the Prosperity Partnership.



5Economic Competitiveness Group & Global Insight, 2005
6According to Puget Sound Regional Council’s January 2006 Regional View Newsletter, a Manhattan Institute report says 66%
of students graduated statewide in 2001, while the Washington State Office of Public Instruction measures a graduation rate of
72%. See also Puget Sound Regional Council, “Developing Consensus Higher Education Reform Proposal for 2007 Legislative
Session.” 2006.


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        K-12 Education
             •   A 30% high school dropout rate results in fewer skilled workers to replace retirees, higher social service
                 costs and a lower quality of life for residents.
             •   More students must learn languages and cultures of other countries to create the trade relationship and
                 partnerships for a global economy.
        Higher Education
             •   A lack of student slots in our higher education institutions limits the number of local graduates, and forces
                 companies to spend extra time and money recruiting workers from outside our region. This is particularly
                 critical for companies in science- and technology- related fields, and for start-ups and small companies
                 that don’t have the ability to recruit outside the region.
             •   Obtaining a visa is becoming increasingly difficult, reducing the region’s ability to provide education to
                 international students.

        Workforce Training
           • Many small (and some larger) firms are unaware of relevant programs at community and technical
                colleges and workforce development councils and don’t take advantage of these resources.
           • Workforce training opportunities must be better matched with current and forecasted job openings in
                each industry.
           • More emphasis should be placed on technical and workforce training.
           • Regulations and restrictions on workforce development funding are not conducive to assisting
                businesses with their needs or helping them compete.

           FIGURE 3.          Key Education Issues for Prosperity Partnership
                              Source: Puget Sound Regional Council, 2005 page, 12


School Financing
       Funding for schools in Washington State is inadequate. Washington ranked 41st in the
United States for K-12 spending per $1,000 of personal income in 2002. Colleges and
universities also rank below peer institutions for state funding. For example, University of
Washington funding is below 23 peers, and community and technical colleges trail 135 peers.
Educational Attainment
         The concentration of Puget Sound workers in high-tech occupations currently exceeds
the U.S. average, yet educational attainment for such jobs has not kept pace. The information
technology fields provide professional, managerial, and administrative positions for employees
with specialized skills. National economic forecasts show that the education levels will continue
to increase over the next 10-15 years, and Puget Sound and Washington State lag behind in
producing high-tech degrees. Washington is 38th in the nation for granting science and
engineering bachelor degrees to 18-24 year olds, and 42nd for graduate degrees.7 Education is
critical to maintain high-tech jobs for local employers and residents, and for the future economic
health of this region.
Skills Gap
        To address the demands of the five pilot industry clusters, the region must close the gap
between the skills employers need and the workforce available in Puget Sound and Washington
State. For example, colleges across the state provide only 52% of the projected computer
programming-related occupations. The gap will widen if steps are not taken to expand worker
training opportunities as the economy and technology increase. Fortunately, the region has
resources to bridge the disparity.

7   Paul Sommers and Deena Heg. October 2002.


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         The region’s post-secondary workforce development system is well-endowed with
         institutions providing a wide spectrum of workforce training and development
         programs that are among the finest in the country in terms of linking the region’s
         labor force with employers in key industry clusters. The region hosts the state’s
         two major public research institutions: University of Washington and Washington
         State University; 19 community and technical colleges; and representatives from
         the private sector, labor, economic development councils and workforce
         development councils….8

Washington Learns Sectors
        The 2005 Washington State Legislature acted on behalf of the state’s education system
with Senate Bill 5441, creating Washington Learns. This steering committee examines key
policy issues and will recommend how to coordinate a “world-class, learner focused education
system” that spans early learning, K-12 and higher education.9      Appendix C presents the
Legislative charges for the “Washington Learns” steering committee.
        The Washington Learns Steering Committee poses eight core questions to guide the
critique of education. The questions shown in Figure 4 seek information about issues of
readiness for early learning, academic achievement, education system coordination, funding,
and higher education access and affordability. Responses to these questions will inform the
Prosperity Partnership’s key education goals. A November 2006 “Washington Learns” final
report suggests policies to help students succeed and to leverage funding to meet the state’s
workforce training needs through a “world-class, learner-focused, seamless education.”10 Public
opinion polls pinpoint areas for policy attention in each sector as:
         •    Early Childhood Education. The major goal for early childhood education is viewed
              as readiness for school. Most Americans say they support affordable, accessible,
              and high quality programs.
         •    K-12 Education. Considered one of the top national priorities, K-12 concerns center
              on funding and quality.
         •    Higher Education. The chief themes for attention are access and affordability.11



    1.   Are all children entering kindergarten ready to succeed in school and life?
    2.   Are all students achieving proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics (and, in a few years science), as
         measured by state and international standards?
    3.   Are all students graduating from high school ready for college, work and continued learning?
    4.   Are enough Washingtonians receiving post-secondary degrees and certificates?
    5.   Are post-secondary opportunities accessible and affordable?
    6.   Are under-educated adults, immigrants and displaced workers participating in literacy, job skills training and further
         education?
    7.   Is the state education system coordinated, efficient, and accountable?
    8.   Are we investing enough to achieve our educational goals?

         FIGURE 4.           Core Questions of the Washington Learns Steering Committee
                             Source: Washington Learns, “Defining Vision”


8 Puget Sound Regional Council, 2005, pages 88-89.
9 Washington Learns. November 15, 2005.
10 Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005. See also Washington Learns, 2006.
11 William Chance. November 2005.




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       Quality early education benefits children of all social and economic groups. Taxpayers
and the community receive both short- and long-term economic value when high quality early
care and education are available to all children, starting with those who are most
disadvantaged. Indeed, early education benefits everyone and is a cost-effective economic
investment. Every dollar invested in quality early care and education saves taxpayers up to
$13.00 in future costs.12
        Beyond quality, cost and access issues, Puget Sound education initiatives must address
how to encourage youth to complete high school and explore career opportunities available to
them.      As one author reports, jobs are related to the “stuff” of ordinary life – its design,
manufacture, marketing, shipping, sales, repair, and recycle.13 Connecting post-secondary
training and education with potential occupations can help students imagine their own
possibilities. Importantly, care must be taken to convey such information to students, their
families and counselors, and to companies. A growing global economy also requires an
understanding of how changing populations affect workplaces.

Responding to the Changing Workplace
      If current population trends continue, future workforce education and skills -- and the
incomes of U.S. residents -- are projected to decline over the next two decades.14
Increasingly Diverse Populations
       The U.S. workforce diversifies as young populations of color (ages 0-44) increase. The
non-English speaking adult population in Washington State more than doubled from 117,000 to
261,000 in the ten years between 1990 and 2000.15 While the cohort of white workers with
higher levels of education rapidly approaches retirement, the least educated populations
represent a growing segment of the U.S. workforce.16 One person points out that,
           In the 1990s, the largest number of immigrants in history moved to America.
           One out of five children in America is now the child of new immigrants. Ninety-
           eight percent of these children are citizens. The State of Washington is equally
           affected by this profound movement of humanity. You must bring these new
           citizens fully and successfully into your education system.17
 The higher numbers of youth of color impact the achievement gap as well as college readiness
and preparations for major fields of study – particularly math, science, and intensive majors.18


12Leslie J. Calman, & Linda Tarr-Whelan (April 2005), for example cite cases such as a 40-year study of at-risk children who
attended a high-quality two-year preschool program. The research found these individuals outperformed peers who did not
attend, achieving education and wages and dollars not subsequently spent for public education, criminal justice and welfare.
The authors also point to early education employment of 65,900 licensed and unlicensed child care circumstances in Washington
State – compared to 51,387 in agriculture and 24,204 in retail apparel.
13Susan M. Quattrociocchi, 2003 p. 23 says, “more than half of our personal consumption spending supports jobs and

occupations that are practically invisible to students, their parents, and their counselors.” (italics in original,).
14Glenn R. Pascall. December, 2005.
15 State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, 2005.
16 National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006. Deloitte reports that almost ¾ of the 1,400 companies they

surveyed in 2005 anticipate salaried staff shortages over the next three to five years.
17 William C. Harris, Director General of the Science Foundation of Ireland, February 12, 2006.
18 Charles Mitchell, Jan Yoshiwara, and Charlie Earl. May 24, 2006. Jan Yoshiwara presented data from the State Board for

Community and Technical Colleges to the Prosperity Partnership Higher Education Working Group indicating that populations of
people of color are increasing at six times the Caucasian population in Washington State. She noted that approximately 50% are
Hispanic, and that educational attainment is lower for people of color – particularly Hispanic, Native American, and African-
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        A March 2006 report examines the American “dropout epidemic,” and why a third of high
school students leave school without a diploma. When researchers asked high school dropouts
directly, they found that some had faced academic problems but a majority felt they had the
potential to graduate. Most of the youth (81%) say they now believe graduating from high
school is important to success in life, and suggest measures such as the following that might
have kept them in school:
        • More “real-world” learning opportunities (81%),
        • Smaller classes with more individual instruction (75%), and
        • Better communication between parents and schools and more involvement from
            parents.19
These insights suggest policy implications for schools and communities (see Appendix D) that
will keep youth in school and prepare them for successful futures. If unheeded, “at current
rates, only 18 of 100 of America’s ninth-graders will graduate in ten years with either a
bachelor’s or an associate’s degree. These facts are not a wake-up call. They’re an alarm
bell.”20
        Educational attainment is lower for people of color than for Caucasians.21 At the same
time, the income shares between diverse populations continue to widen. The opportunity and
income gaps for some sectors such as racial and ethnic populations, people with disabilities,
youth, and women can highlight the differences. Figure 5 illustrates the targeted populations
employed in non-government industries and their median hourly wages. The business and
professional occupations, more often held by whites and Asian-Pacific Islanders, command
higher median incomes. Alternatively, individuals receiving lower median hourly wages tend to
be employed in blue collar trades such as construction, maintenance, and transportation.
Within each occupation category, women earn less than men do.




                     “At current rates, only 18 of every 100 of America’s ninth-
                     graders will graduate in ten years with either a bachelor’s or an
                     associate’s degree. These facts are not a wake-up call.
                     They’re an alarm bell.”

                     -- William C. Harris, Director General of the Science Foundation of
                     Ireland, 2/12/06.




19 John M. Bridgeland et. al. March, 2006. While 30% of high school students do not graduate, the rate is higher for African
Americans and Hispanics: four out of ten and five out of ten, respectively.
20 William C. Harris, Director General of the Science Foundation of Ireland on February 12, 2006.
21 Op cit., Yoshiwara also points out that lower educations are particularly true for Hispanics, African Americans and Native

Americans.


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     Profession       White       Asian       African     Native      People         Hispanic       Female/Male
                                  Pacific     American    American    with                             Wage
                                  Islander                            Disabilities                  Comparison

     Service            12           10          18          18           19            19           17/ 9
                                                                                                  $11.25/15.00


     Farming,            1            0           0           3            2             5            1/ 2
     Fishing,                                                                                     $12.50/13.87
     Forestry

     Sales/Admin        23           20          26          18           21            20           31/15
     Support                                                                                      $14.42/18.46

     Construction,      22           19          24          31           30            32             6/35
     Maintenance,                                                                                 ($15.00/18.70)
     Production &
     Transportation
     Business &         35           46          27          29           22            20            40/30
     Professional                                                                                ($21.34/$26.28)

     Management          7            4           2           0            5             4             5/ 7
                                                                                                  ($27.88/33.22)
     Median hourly
     wage in          $19.23       $19.00     $17.00       $15.38      $14.81        $14.66      $16.48/$20.60
     primary job

         FIGURE 5.            Targeted Populations, Employment by Occupation (%): Ages 20-64
                              Source: Data from the Washington Workforce Training & Education Board


Workforce Training and Education
       The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
(Workforce Board) brings together partners from labor, business and government to guide a
system of workforce development. Their mission is to shape strategies for a high-skill, high–
wage economy. A 2005 evaluation of progress since the agency started in accordance with the
1998 Workforce Investment Act shows positive trends in the state’s workforce skills,
employment opportunities and earnings, and productivity.22 A 2004 bulletin reports training
program evaluations for adults, adults facing barriers to employment, and for youth.23 Creating
workforce pathways to success can help individuals plan their careers and also guide the
employers’ abilities to remain competitive in a global economy.24


22 See Washington Workforce Development System. September 2005.
23 The Washington Workforce Training and Education Board, 2005, evaluated programs as follows: Adult programs include
community and technical college job preparatory planning, private career schools, apprenticeship, worker retraining at
community and technical colleges, and WIA Title I-B Dislocated Worker Program. Programs for adults with barriers to
employment span basic skills education, WIA Title I-B, DVR, and Department of Services for the Blind. Programs for youth
examined secondary career and technical education and WIA Title I-B for youth.
24 Cf. Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board 2005 “fact sheets” regarding Women, Hispanics,

Asians and Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Native Americans, and People with Disabilities.


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        Research about Washington State’s community and technical college student population
found significant economic gains for students with some college training. One year of college-
level credit, plus a credential, made the biggest difference or “tipping point” in earnings for
individuals after leaving college. It increased gross wages by an average of $4,000 per year per
student. English Language Learner (ELL) students who reached the one year tipping point
earned $7,000 more per year than ESL students who were unable to attain comparable post-
secondary education and training levels.25 University graduates also achieve substantial
earnings premiums and can generate even more jobs in high-demand fields.26

Employability Skills
        Despite a booming economy and unprecedented low unemployment rates, some
workers face difficulties finding and maintaining employment. Concurrently, employers report
reductions in the practical aptitudes needed for on-the-job success. The non-technical work
traits and attitudes required to function in a work setting are called employability or “soft” skills.
The abilities to problem-solve, communicate and accept supervision are every bit as critical as
technical knowledge to get and keep a job, and to move up in the organization.
        Even entry-level positions require interpersonal expertise, critical thinking, and personal
qualities such as self-esteem and motivation. A variety of soft skills training programs address
social and decision-making, money management, transportation, health and family
responsibilities, basic employment law and telephone etiquette. A “Post High School Planning
Guide” recommends the following employability skills:
        •       Attend work according to assigned schedule.
        •       Arrive punctually to workplace and manage time constructively.
        •       Organize work area and assignments.
        •       Observe safety rules and practices.
        •       Accept responsibility for work assignments.
        •       Use appropriate self-management.
        •       Demonstrate integrity.
        •       Contribute to team efforts and teamwork.
        •       Show a positive demeanor and focus on the task.
        •       Acknowledge and accept co-worker diversity.
        •       Set a good example; be a resource for others (leadership).
        •       Perform consistently.27

         Since soft skills are vital to successful employment, training that encourages work
capacities can strengthen employee success rates. Figure 6 illustrates common soft skills
identified as important by the hospitality, construction, medical and manufacturing sectors. The
skills are presented as a continuum, building on one another. For example, the session on
Interpersonal Skills reinforces earlier lessons such as the active listening covered during
Communication training.




25David Prince & Davis Jenkins. 2005. Emphasis added. See also Mitchell, Yoshiwara & Earl.
26According to the Prosperity Partnership (2006), the earnings differential for workers aged 25-29 with a college degree earn
53% more than those with a high school diploma; the 40-44 age group earned 87% more. They also found that “a graduate
working in one of the high-demand science fields generates at least 3.8 spinoff jobs.”
27West Sound Consortium. September 2005, page 15. See also Cascadia Community College Workforce Resources Center.
2004, page 19, regarding “Local Focus Group Input.”


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         FIGURE 6.   Soft Skills
                     Source: Cascadia Community College, “Consistent Skill Modules for
                     South Snohomish County.”




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Assessing Needs: A Regional Education Strategy
        Education and job-skill training are essential to prepare a workforce and to meet the
demands of employers within targeted Puget Sound industry clusters. Strategic collaborations
will make strides in addressing the needs of current and future employers, and to fulfill a vision
for 100,000 new jobs in the region by 2010.
        Therefore, the Prosperity Partnership foundation education initiative seeks to ensure a
skilled and adaptable workforce statewide by achieving goals that will:
       •   Increase the percentage of the region’s students graduating from high school within
           four years.
       •   Strengthen the workforce training system and improve integration of education and
           workplace.
       •   Expand the number of bachelor and advanced degrees awarded in Washington, with
           emphasis on applied sciences and engineering.




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III. Bringing the Prosperity Partnership Home to Kitsap
       Kitsap County is located on the west side of Puget Sound across from the Seattle
metropolitan area. With 243,000 residents, Kitsap County accounts for approximately 7% of the
total population in the Puget Sound region. The county’s skilled workforce numbers
approximately 106,000, of whom 25% commute to jobs in metropolitan Seattle-Tacoma.
Median household income reported for 2005 was $51,982, which is $188 above the median
income for Washington State.28 Kitsap County is sixth largest in population of 39 Washington
counties and ranks as the third most densely populated, at 605 people per square mile, just
behind King and Clark counties.
       Overall, citizens consider Kitsap County a good place to live and raise children. They
say the area is easy to access by car, with available parks and open spaces. However, the
same citizens rank 1) traffic and planning, 2) education and social services, and 3) economic
development as top areas for attention.29
         Many residents are critical of traffic congestion and Kitsap County’s planning for future
traffic, primarily along State Highways 160, 303 and 305. As the transportation infrastructure
needs grow, so do the human costs for long trips to work. Nearly 25,000 commuters traveled
outside of Kitsap County for employment in 2000 – and in some areas of the county, almost half
of the Kitsap workers commuted at least 40 minutes to work.30 Washington State ferries extend
four separate state highway routes from Kitsap County across the Puget Sound with crossing
times from 35-60 minutes, not counting travel to and from the ferry terminals.31
          The whole community bears tremendous impacts with thousands of residents absent
from their homes so long each day. Family networks are affected when parents leave home at
6 a.m. and return late in the day. Residents who work outside the county are likely to do much
of their shopping elsewhere, which impacts local businesses.32 In short, commuters have very
little time and energy to invest in community activities or on behalf of their home community.
When asked, citizens have said that attention to unemployment, drug-related problems and
promoting adequate low-income housing are important budget priorities. Citizens also rate
business recruitment as a priority, and especially for enterprises that can offer living wage jobs
and promote economic development and diversification.




28 Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority, 2005. The Northwest Area Foundation Indicators (www.indicators.NWAF.org,
downloaded March 29, 2006) reports the annual average wage as $38,048, compared to $41,666 statewide).
29 Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. 2004. The Northwest Research Group conducted a telephone survey of 410 phone

numbers from a sample of 5,290.
30Annabel R. Kirschner with Julie Steinkopf Rice. 2004.
31 Donna M. Satterlee & Michael J. Riley. 2002. In contrast to Kitsap’s 25% of workers commuting outside the county, 33%

(60,000) of Clark County residents work in Portland and commute less than 30 minutes. A 2002 survey reports that most (79%)
Clark County commuters said they would take a similar job in Clark County, even at less pay, if it was available.
32 Ibid. Clark County commuters earn an average of $47,000 a year, and report spending $253 a month (or slightly more than

$3,000 a year) in Portland. Kitsap commuters have not yet been surveyed about similar matters, but the Clark County survey
shows that 28% say they work in professional and technical occupations, and 23% identify with blue-collar jobs. According to
the Columbia River Economic Development Council (www.credc.org/demographics.cfm) Clark County has “strong” industry
clusters in semiconductors, high technology, and services.
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       FIGURE 7.      Kitsap County Location Map
                      Source: Kitsap Sun



        Kitsap County continues on the pathway to a strong, vibrant community with over 1,100
private sector jobs created in 2004 and approximately 1,000 in the public sector, not including
defense. Local jobs are found in 83,000 non-agricultural positions covered by unemployment
insurance, and in thousands of other sole proprietorships. Defense is by far the most significant
industry from an employment standpoint with about half of Kitsap’s non-agricultural jobs in
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Puget Sound separates Kitsap from King and Snohomish counties, and only a small link adjoins
Pierce County, local-serving foundational industries are vital to Kitsap County’s industrial
structure and employment base. Some of the assumptions for the larger, contiguous counties
are less likely to directly apply to Kitsap County.
       The education industry prepares people for employment, and strong pathways exist in
Kitsap County for certain academic, technical and specialized training. Kitsap residents rate
education as a high priority for expenditures, and the need for a Kitsap-based university has
begun to capture attention by community leaders.33

Kitsap County Industry Clusters
         Systems for education, workforce development and economic development support
industry clusters. Kitsap County’s K-14 education system is the largest, with five public school
districts and six private high schools. Olympic College and Bryman College offer training
programs. While no resident baccalaureate program exists in Kitsap County, several four year
college programs are available locally.
        Workforce development emphasizes job placement, counseling and training. Appointed
by the Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap County Commissioners, the Olympic Workforce
Development Council (OWDC) manages a $3.1 million dollar budget funded through the
Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The OWDC tasks include assisting employers to recruit or
retain employees and helping individuals develop career ladders to higher paying jobs, and the
unemployed to find work. This is accomplished through means such as One-Stop WorkSource
Centers that link job seekers with job opportunities and retraining programs; and through a 14-
member Youth Commission geared to teen concerns. The OWDC creates training for specialty
skills via a Request for Proposals process with private contractors when courses are not
available through the local education system.
        The Kitsap Economic Development Council (KEDC) mission is attracting and retaining
jobs and investments in this community. The nonprofit agency assembles relevant data for
business and marketing plans, assists with referrals and introductions, and advises on funding
and infrastructure matters. A Business Retention and Expansion program gathers confidential
information about local companies to help identify challenges or opportunities that the KEDC
can help resolve.
Existing Clusters
        Kitsap County cluster employment is modest compared to other central Puget Sound
counties. By definition34 there are only two formal industry clusters in Kitsap County. Health
Care and Marine Trades clusters, or “Industry Skills Panels” have been created and funded by
the Olympic Workforce Development Council. They focus on recruiting and retaining skilled
employees for their respective industries. The regional Marine Trades Panel encompasses two
other workforce development service areas, and is still being defined in Kitsap County.35




33 Manon desGroseilliers, 2004. Chad Lewis, 2006. See SB 5978, Appendix I.
34 Michael Porter. 1990. Similarly, Business South Australia defines cluster industries as a) formally identified and selected, and
b) using a structured process of analysis and industry engagement to strategically plan and deliver projects. A “soft” network is
also recognized – with a general grouping that meet regularly to share ideas. Retrieved from www.business-sa.com on April 18,
2006.
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         Defense is a mature industry in central Puget Sound and is Kitsap’s largest employer,
with over 13,000 civilian workers -- accountable for nearly 47,000 jobs in the county.36 In fact,
the employment concentration ratio (ECR) is incredibly high at 11.17.37 The Defense industry
definitely characterizes clusters, and will be discussed with Kitsap clusters, yet employer
activities to collaborate with each other (and with education and labor networks) to plan
recruitment/retention of skilled employees are independent of the strategic industry cluster
framework. Thus, while the Defense industry is the dominant presence and distinctly impacts
local economic stability, it remains a specialized aggregate of industries.




Defense
        The Defense presence in Kitsap County is significant.          The Kitsap Economic
Development Council reports that nearly 54 percent of the county’s economic activity “is directly
and indirectly linked to the personnel and procurements of these bases,” employing 46,935 and
yielding $1.756 billion in labor earnings.38
       The U.S. Navy comprises most Department of Defense installations in Kitsap County,
forming a “fleet concentration area,” that includes the following facilities and functions:
         1. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) is
            the Pacific Northwest's largest Naval shore facility. It is also a significant
            Washington State industrial installation, and a world-class maintenance facility for
            the U.S. Navy.
         2. Naval Base Kitsap was formed in 2004 by merging together the Bremerton and
            Bangor Naval bases. Bremerton provides world-class facilities, programs, and
            services to support personnel and logistics readiness, while Bangor is a homeport for
            the TRIDENT Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile System. Their industrial
            activities include submarine overhauls, modernization and corrective maintenance,
            assembly and processing missiles and components as well as training military and
            civilian personnel on the latest military technologies.
         3. Naval Hospital Bremerton commands five branch medical clinics and Fleet Hospital
            Bremerton. The command also oversees the Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene
            operation, the Alcohol Treatment Department and provides a Family Practice
            teaching program.
         4. Navy Region Northwest coordinates base operating support for forces throughout the
            states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
         5. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport is IT-oriented. The base provides
            test and evaluation, in-service engineering, maintenance, and repair, fleet readiness,
            and industrial support for undersea warfare systems, countermeasures, and sonar
            systems.

36 Paul Sommers, July 2004, points out that the labor earnings in Kitsap County amount to $1.756 billion, or about 8.9 % of wage
disbursements. Statewide, the bases directly and indirectly account for more than 53,800 jobs, and $2.014 billion in wage
disbursements.
37“Meaning of course that Kitsap is 11.2 times more concentrated in military-related employment than is the average US region,”
per PSRC Director of Economic Development Bill McSherry. (April 25, 2006 e-mail).
38 Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority et. al. 2006, page 5. Quote is taken from Sommers, 2004.




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         6. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) commands, engineers, builds, and
            supports America's fleet of ships and combat systems.
         7. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Puget Sound is one of seven centers
            under the Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS) and the
            Naval Supply Systems command that delivers combat capability through logistics.39

        Each installation creates jobs and related spin-off contracts according to areas of
expertise. For example, the exacting PSNS-IMF trades require a highly skilled workforce for
weapons, navigation, information technology, engineering and more – and employ some 5000+
contractors on any given day.40        More than 500 people are enrolled in a four-year
apprenticeship course in partnership with Olympic College. Upon completion, apprentices
receive an Associate degree plus a Journeyman’s license. The Naval engineering facility
contracts for all military construction such as piers, building and upgrades; and employs
construction trades, structural engineers, planners and estimators, architects and designers,
and heavy equipment operators.




                                     “PSNS-IMF rates as the second largest
                                     industrial activity in Washington State.”
                                              -Steve Anderson,
                                               former PSNS Executive Director




39 From the Kitsap Economic Development Council website, http://www.kitsapedc.org. When active duty and civilians are

counted, the total number of military employees in Kitsap County is 26,518.
40 Some of the spin-off businesses include EBJ, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Electric Boat, Todd Shipyard, Amsec LLC, and

ASMC. Examples of companies that could potentially have commercial applications include sonar from Advanced Acoustic
Concepts, and intuitive software company Twenty-First Century Systems, that got started with SBIR funds. [Courtesy of Kathy
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Health Care
         In 2000, the Olympic Workforce Development Council (OWDC) formed a three-county --
Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap -- industry cluster of health care providers, educators, service
agencies, and labor. This Olympic Health Care Alliance resolves issues facing the rapidly
growing health care field.        The group stresses
improving the skill sets of incumbent workers by
prioritizing resources -- for recruitment, training,        Olympic Health Care Alliance
professional practices, regional partnerships, and          KITSAP COUNTY MEMBERS
career ladders. The Olympic Health Care Alliance          Advanced Medical Imaging
created the PracticeInPardise.org website as a            Bremerton School District
recruitment tool for employers to list job opportunities  Bryman College
and extol qualities of life on the Kitsap and Olympic     Catholic Services (home care)
Peninsulas. The OWDC provided over $300,000 in            The Doctors Clinic
health care industry training and labor reports during    Encore Communities
the past five years.                                          Claremont East*
                                                                                Country Meadows
        More than 60 Kitsap County members                                      Northwoods Lodge
represent 40+ organizations in the health care and                         Extendicare
                                                                                Bremerton
allied service fields. The Olympic Health Care Alliance                         Claremont
members have collaboratively produced an impressive                             Forest Ridge
array of educational programs and labor surveys. 41                        Francis Haddon Morgan Center, DSHS
                                                                           Harrison Memorial Hospital
         Two new college programs are notable:
                                                                           Icon Group
radiological image setting and physical therapist
                                                                           Kitsap County Aging & Long-Term Care
assistant. Radiological technologists are in short
                                                                           Kitsap Dental Society
supply in Port Angeles and Forks due to geographic
                                                                           Kitsap Mental Health Services
isolation, which makes it difficult to fill vacancies.                     Kitsap Physicians Service
Peninsula College suggested that the OWDC provide                          Martha & Mary Health Center
$30,000 to start a Radiological Technologist                               Olympic College
scholarship program, along with contributions from                         Olympic Education Services District
regional hospitals.      The providers helped select                       Olympic Medical Center
scholarship candidates, offered clinical space, and                        Olympic Radiological
guaranteed employment upon graduation.             The                     Ostrom Care
Peninsula College image-setting prerequisite training                          Belmont Terrace
is accepted by the schools offering formal radiological                        Ridgemont Terrace
technologist training, thus cutting down the amount of                     Peninsula Community Health Services
time local students must spend away from home. This                        Peninsula Community Mental Health
classic success story supported a Forks resident                           Center
                                                                           Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
through the training, and ultimately employed the
                                                                           UFCW Local 381
person at Forks Community Hospital upon program
                                                                           Washington Veterans Home
completion.
                                                                           West Sound Technical Skills Center


41 Leif Bentsen, OWDC Health Care Alliance Coordinator, generously contributed information about the Health Care Alliance.

See also Health Facilities Planning and Development. April 2004. This study for the Olympic Health Care Alliance is at
www.practiceinparadise.org/reports.html.
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       OWDC Health Care Alliance prioritized staffing needs in November 2004. Speech and
physical therapy ranked as the highest recruitment needs, followed by nursing positions.
Olympic College used that assessment along with a regional Alliance survey to petition for
WBCTC approval to set up a new physical therapist assistant program. The program was
approved and a director has been hired, with several Alliance representatives serving on the
program’s advisory board. The members want to continue using local resources, and to share
education and training opportunities. At this time, management and “soft” skills related to
communication, coaching and cultural competencies are top training needs.

Star and Opportunity Clusters
        Long Term health care is considered a Kitsap County “Star” because the field shows
capability and above-average growth is expected over the next decade. The Prosperity
Partnership evaluated qualities of fifteen central Puget Sound clusters, or potential clusters.
“Star” industries are highly concentrated in this region and forecast to grow more quickly than
the U.S. economy as a whole. The “Opportunity” clusters face above-average national demand
but have not yet achieved significant mass in the region. These industries benefit from
recruitment and enterprises to harness existing demand and create new jobs. This makes them
key sectors for development. Figure 8 displays potential “star” and “opportunity” clusters within
the Kitsap County market segment as:
       1.     Long-Term Care…………….. Star
       2.     Clean Technology…………… Regional Star
       3.     Information Technology…….. Opportunity
       4.     Life Sciences………………… Opportunity




              FIGURE 8.      Kitsap County Market Segmentation, 2003-2008.
                             Source: Economic Competitiveness Group & Global Insight, 2005.




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        The Olympic Health Care Alliance has a track record of solid actions to meet the “Star”
cluster challenges, which include
         •    Cultivating new interest in health care careers.
         •    Offering valuable workshops and trainings.
         •    Creating new college programs – and now a baccalaureate program in Nursing.
         •    Exploring preferences and barriers that inhibit potential workers from entering
              education and training programs.
         •    Using the website as a recruitment tool.
It has been further suggested that clients would benefit from starting senior programs in fitness.
        Analysis of the remaining two pilot clusters, aerospace and international trade,
demonstrates insufficient activity in Kitsap County at this time. The local Aerospace cluster
counts only five employees. Logistics and International Trade is also small, with 229 employees
in the county. Most of the latter work in sea, truck or support activities industries. Thus,
Logistics and International Trade falls into the Challenges quadrant. Even so, some believe the
Bremerton Airport has unrecognized potential. Mike Miller, for example, says,
         We have an asset that no one else in the Puget Sound region does, and that is a
         fully functioning jet capable airport at the Port of Bremerton on the way to Belfair
         with thousands of acres of industrial land surrounding it…. At some point in the
         next ten years, Boeing will develop a new airplane and they will need a place to
         manufacture it. We should start now to position ourselves for that plant. We have
         the airport, the labor, the proximity to Seattle and Everett, the rail connection to the
         port of Grays Harbor and the Far East, and the manufacturing space if we want to
         preserve it. We have the advantage of not being on the I-5 corridor in that there is
         no or relatively little traffic here, and with the new bridge, our connection to the I-5
         corridor at Tacoma is enhanced. We can also develop rail barge access to the
         Boeing plants in Everett and south Seattle via Sinclair inlet. Olympic College or
         some of the Tech colleges could provide skills education for machinists.42




42Mike Miller e-mail communiqué. May 1, 2006. The Pacific Northwest International Trade Alliance would undoubtedly support

Mr. Miller’s statement.          Their mission is “growing business through education and information resources that
facilitate international trade.” For further information, see http://www.portofbremerton.org/default.asp?ID=33.


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Long Term Health Care
        Long Term Care has a high employment concentration ratio of 2.06.43 That is, Kitsap
long-term care employment is twice as concentrated as in the average U.S. region. Since long
term care is a facet of the health care cluster, both health and long term care will be discussed
together throughout the remainder of this paper.
        The health care field faces workforce shortages throughout Washington State.
According to 2003 and 2004 surveys, vacancy rates are improving although nursing deficits still
exist, as do positions for occupational therapists, physical therapists, ultrasound technologists,
nuclear medicine technologists, anesthesiologists and radiologists. A Health Care Personnel
Shortage Task Force formed in 2002 recommends:
          •    Increase educational capacity and efficiency in health care training programs
          •    Recruit into health care occupations, especially from targeted populations
          •    Develop a data collection and analysis system to assess health workforce supply
               and demand
          •    Retain current health care workers
          •    Enable local communities to implement strategies that alleviate local health care
               personnel shortages
          •    Create a mechanism for continued stakeholder collaborations, tracking progress, and
               to plan for future health care needs 44

        Paul Urlie, Director of Kitsap County’s Agency on Aging and Long Term Care, concurs
that the caregiver demand for “this somewhat hidden client population” is great, and expresses
concerns about the growing need for workforce support, saying,
          In Kitsap, the client population … increased from 796 in July 2005 to 831 at year-
          end, or a net gain of nearly six cases per month. At this rate, we're approaching
          a nearly 10% annual growth rate with little encouraging indication that the
          workforce supply, which as you know must also serve other related levels of care
          (nursing facility, adult family home, acute care hospitals, medical clinics, etc.) will
          keep pace.45
        Home care is essential for some seniors, requiring trainers’ attention to employee
accountability as well as satisfaction. The nursing assistant programs (NACs) focus on acute
and long-term inpatient care. While the job title suggests that aides work “at the side of” a more
highly trained partner, most home care is essentially unsupervised.46 Urlie reports that all home


43Economic   Competitiveness Group & Global Insight. 2005, pages 61-2. The relationship between health and long-term care is
demonstrated by the Olympic Health Care Alliance membership listed on page 20.
44 Center for Health Workforce Studies, Working Paper #93.
45 Paul Urlie provided details about the state of long-term care in an April 25, 2006 personal communication. His comments

inform the long-term care section of this paper.
46 Ibid. Urlie reports that “In home care, while the client is assessed by a trained social worker and/or RN, and is followed by

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care clients served by the County Aging and Long Term Care Medicaid Case Management
program “are assessed at the Skilled Nursing Facility level of care, meaning that in the absence
of the home care option, the vast majority of these folks would require nursing facility
placement.” Further, Kitsap
         has 825 clients in this category, equivalent to 68% of the 1,220 nursing facility
         beds currently licensed in Kitsap County. Obviously, in the absence of the home
         care option, and its associated adequately trained workforce, the population of
         elderly and disabled needing care would quickly overwhelm the existing nursing
         facility stock and leave large numbers of folks at great risk in the community with
         only the care their informal support systems could provide.
      Historically, recruitment into the long term care workforce has lagged due to low pay
(comparable to fast food employment), poor working conditions, lack of benefits and limited
chances for advancement. The aging network and union advocacy have made some recent
improvements and there is still much to accomplish.




with, usually, only the 20-hour Fundamentals of Caregiving training, and 10 annual hours of continuing education, required by
DSHS for public benefit-funded programs like COPES, as their only formal training.”


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Clean Technology
        The Clean Technology cluster has strong potential in the Pacific Northwest and could,
perhaps, contend as a global leader.       The emerging field encompasses innovations and
production of new sources of energy, pollution prevention, and clean-up technologies. It
includes business types like power generation, storage, transmission and management, energy
efficiencies and energy conservation.47 The dominant sectors are power and energy:

            •    Power
                     o    Generation (bio-diesel, solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cells for example)
                     o    Storage (nanotechnologies, superconductors)
                     o    Transmission (pipelines, conductor cable)
                     o    Measurement (JIT production, analysis technology)
            •    Energy
                     o    Efficiencies (architecture and mechanical engineering, for example)
                     o    Conservation (insulation, recycling, conservation)

        Business activities for Kitsap County include water treatment, air purification, green
building and design, environmental consulting and recycling. A suggestion to encourage
developing local expertise for remediation of climate change consequences merits
consideration. Options to grow local businesses include creating sustainable business parks
and demonstration projects, offering services to other clusters, and creating public purchasing
strategies. Significant research and development is key. Ultimately, such commercial
capacities increase export potential and maintain innovative research and development.
        Because no trade association currently exists for clean technology, forming an advocacy
organization is an early step to help organize a policy framework for the cluster. Potential action
ideas are to showcase local technologies, create innovative financing methods, and develop a
cluster brand identity.
        Kitsap County’s demonstration project is Kitsap SEED (Sustainable Energy and
Economic Development). Located on 72 acres at the Port of Bremerton’s Olympic View
Business Park, the move to establish a center for developing commercially and environmentally
sound technologies and services began in 2006 when the Washington State legislature
allocated $800,000 to start the business park. SEED’s first pod will create office space for clean
energy technology companies. An institute will help advance technical research and incubate
clean technology companies as they develop sustainable business techniques and transfer best
practices out to real projects. The innovative building design will itself be a “Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design” concept. The SEED supporters favor education for
business management and technical skills associated with clean technology industries such as
energy, conservation and sustainability. 48




47   MD-Business Infrastructure Services LLC. 2005.
48   Information provided by Tim Botkin and MD-Business Infrastructure Services. See also www.portofbremerton.org/.


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        An environmentally friendly building program introduced by the Kitsap Home Builders
Association (HBA) in 1996 also exhibits clean technology.49 Now known as Built Green, the
program uses methods that benefit the consumer and the community both environmentally and
economically. Built Green promotes new home and remodeling projects that are more energy
efficient, offer indoor air quality and health benefits and promote sustainable construction
practices. At the same time, it encourages job creation in recycling, energy efficient products
and materials. Olympic College trustee Naomi Pursel reminds us that:
         Clean Technology is still technology with a big “T” requiring some rather serious
         research and development…. Have you noticed that the most vigorous
         economic growth around the country frequently clusters around universities?
         R&D spawns “industry”…. Generally speaking, technology requires very solid
         foundations in math and science. The best advice is to encourage the youngest
         students to become engineers and scientists by taking as much math and
         science in school as possible.




49The original program was called “Build a Better Kitsap.” The Kitsap Homebuilders Association provides training programs on
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Information Technology
        “Technology continues to be one of the most attractive industries to pursue,” and five
major sectors comprise the healthy Information Technology (IT) cluster in the Puget Sound
region.50    Those industries -- software publishing, computer and online services,
telecommunications, computer and electronic hardware manufacturing and digital and
interactive media – are forecast to grow even more over time.
        As noted earlier, serious gaps exist between available education and future workforce
needs, so expanded educational and research capacities must occur. In the broader sense,
three levels of education are possible:

         1. Vo-tech with some mid-level certifications
         2. Associate’s degree with experience and certifications or a Bachelor’s degree
         3. Bachelor’s degree and higher and/or high-level specialized certifications 51

         In addition, a spotlight on the IT cluster features marketing and literacy campaigns, while
clarifying or “mapping” what industries and occupations make up the cluster. Dominant sectors
are:
         •    Software development and publishing, systems analysis
         •    Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)
         •    Scientific research and development services.52

       The recent Kitsap PUD installation of a fiber optic backbone throughout the county
allows more options for local businesses, and the evolution of Clean Technology and Life
Sciences will rely on innovative Information Technology capacities such as Paladin Data
Systems and Boxlight Corporation.




             “Many businesses of all sizes continue to increase their dependence on technology.”
                                                     --Bud Harris, Information Services Director, Kitsap County




50 Quote is from Kitsap County Technology Director, Bud Harris.
51 Per Bud Harris. April 19, 2006 e-mail.
52 The “dominant sectors” for Information Technology and Life Sciences are taken from Workforce Development Council of

Seattle-King County, “Workforce Analysis by Sector.”


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Life Sciences
       The Life Sciences industries engage in research, development and product marketing
for physical, engineering and life sciences. According to the Prosperity Partnership, central
Puget Sound is known as a “premier center” for life sciences and biotechnology in the world.53
To assure continued success, efforts are aimed to develop a vision for the life sciences cluster
along with technical and financial resources. A small cluster with only 249 employees in Kitsap
County at this time, Life Sciences represents an opportunity. Education initiatives specifically
seek to strengthen interactions between industry and educational institutions, to inventory skills
and needs for training, and promote life sciences and math preparations in grades K-12.
Dominant sectors are:
         •   Biotechnology research and development
         •   Laboratories for DNA testing, toxicology, forensics
         •   Surgical appliances and supplies manufacturing
         •   Pharmaceutical preparation and manufacturing of drugs

       Three critical components for the success of this cluster are increased venture capital, a
climate that fosters entrepreneurship, and an educated workforce. Washington State is a U.S.
leader in new company creation, and venture capital investment nearly doubled in 2005,
increasing to 15% of all investment.54 The biggest challenge is to assure that education is
available for potential researchers and scientists, which usually require a Ph.D. in the life
sciences.
         As a regional provider of medical services, the three Harrison Medical Center facilities in
Kitsap County are a focal point for Life Sciences research, as are local manufacturers such as
Trulife (orthotics and prosthetics) that market their products internationally.




53Economic Competitiveness Group & Global Analysis, 2005 page 45, notes that “the region has successfully capitalized on
breakthrough discoveries in genomics, informatics, proteomics, and nanotechnology.”
54 Washington Technology Center, 2005, also reports that the biggest portion of venture capital went to software,

telecommunications and semiconductors -- 41% of the total investment.


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Emerging Clusters
        The goal of Kitsap County Economic Development Council (KEDC) is to attract and
retain jobs and investments that generate wealth, enhance the quality of life and embrace future
generations.55 The KEDC is currently reviewing their priority clusters for Kitsap County. In
2006, the agency had identified four clusters already discussed in this document plus tourism
and recreation. By February 2007, the KEDC – now to be known as the Kitsap Economic
Development Alliance, or KEDA -- identified eight key sectors. Their priorities include:
        • Tourism and leisure
        • Clean technology and sustainability
        • Technology and related research & development
        • Military and defense-related
        • Lifestyle retail and life services
        • Construction and development
        • Agri-business
        • Manufacturing related to above

While the terminology varies, these sectors are generally similar to the existing and opportunity
clusters considered in this document. Additional clarity is needed to determine what industries
make up the lifestyle retail and life services, construction and development, and agri-business
sectors – and how marine trades, health care and life sciences, for example, “fit” into this
framework. Once that is completed, these sectors’ needs can be assessed in terms of
education and workforce development for each.


Kitsap County Industry Clusters
        The relationships between Kitsap County’s key industry clusters and local economic
foundations and infrastructure are shown graphically in Figure 9. That is, the existing Kitsap
industry clusters (health care, marine trades and defense) are shown along with potential
opportunity industries and with an emerging industry cluster. All are set on a foundation of
local-serving industries and supportive employability skills.




55   Retrieved from www.kitsapedc.org on June 4, 2006.


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      FIGURE 9.      Kitsap County Building Blocks toward Economic Success
                    Source: Gregg Scott, 2006


Kitsap County Education Foundation
        As a local-serving foundation, education must coordinate key elements -- education,
workforce development, and economic development -- on behalf of Kitsap County’s future. The
“Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Education Collective outlined five short-term action goals to
improve local learning opportunities. They are:
      1. Mentor Youth - Organize knowledge and activities for youth work experiences.




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       2. Assess Needs - Evaluate areas of need for a resident Kitsap County baccalaureate
          program.
       3. Provide Linkages - Coordinate an Education Alternatives/Workforce Development
          summit.
       4. Increase Public Awareness - Get the word out about the value of a vibrant, well-
          educated and adaptable workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit.
       5. Research Workforce Development - Examine forces impacting Kitsap workforce
          readiness.

Mentor Youth
       The Bringing it Home to Kitsap Education Collective (Education Collective) members
focused on two methods in 2006 for organizing what is known about youth activities -- job
shadowing and including youth on the Kitsap Economic Development Council. This year’s
Bremerton High School Work Shadowing Day doubled participation from 2005, with high
student interest and very positive reactions. School administrators plan to expand the program
by formalizing an inventory and database of all organizations involved in job shadowing,
internships and work based learning.
         In March, Bremerton School District and the Kitsap Economic Development Council
initiated monthly breakfast meetings to facilitate an exchange of ideas between students and
business leaders. The dual goals are a) on-going dialogue and b) inviting interested youth to
join the KEDC. All participants found the breakfasts energizing, and next steps will expand the
discussions throughout Kitsap County.
        The importance of asking youth directly about the best ways for them to engage with
work underscores Education Collective actions. The successes with students of all ages
participating in Work Shadowing Day and the breakfast meetings portend even more
opportunities in the future. For example, some business leaders have begun discussions about
inviting youth field trips to workplaces that rely on math and science knowledge to stimulate
students’ thinking regarding their potential careers.
Assess Needs
        The Kitsap Education Needs Assessment project – this document -- has grown beyond
the original scope to examine the need for a resident baccalaureate program. The present
assessment includes a) clarifying cluster industries either extant or targeted in Kitsap County, b)
reviewing K-16 opportunities, and c) researching workforce development options. This purview
makes it possible to evaluate educational and occupational pathways for appropriate workforce
development and to address unmet needs. The assessment concludes with recommended
areas for enhancement actions, and provides a baseline for further conversations regarding
education prospects in Kitsap County.
Provide Linkages
       The mentoring programs and needs assessment lead toward a Kitsap County
Education/Workforce Development Summit to outline clear calls to action. More than 60
community members representing all the industry clusters and educators received a copy of the
assessment document for critical review.      Upon completion, linkages will be encouraged
through presentations offered for interested local business, civic and education groups, and
especially other cluster groups. Information can also be accessed through websites, disk and
hard copy formats, and summary papers. Olympic College and educational partners will
coordinate and host the summit.




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Increase Public Awareness
         Plans for a public campaign highlight media, message and advocacy to promote the
value of a well-educated and adaptable workforce. The message themes emphasize the merits
of science and math education; reinforce the connection between workforce development,
education, and business; and highlight the challenges for students from K-8 and people of color
to ignite passion for learning. Continuous publicity methods about educational and occupational
pathways are critical to assure successful Kitsap County economic development actions.
       The Education Collective anticipates advocacy to develop support for public education
and reform in Washington, and participates with the Puget Sound Regional Council Education
Group efforts in this regard.
Research Workforce Development
      A review of the forces impacting Kitsap workforce readiness will come in the form of
responses to a “Commuters Away” survey of those who commute outside the county for work.
Examining the workforce leaving Kitsap County develops a better understanding of
      • The demographics of Kitsap County residents employed elsewhere.
      • The reasons why they choose to be employed there.
      • The industries and occupations in which they work.
      • Whether they would accept a similar position in Kitsap County if available.
At the time of this writing, statistics are still being collected, and opportunities for sharing survey
opportunities exist with a Washington State Ferries Origin and Destination survey and perhaps
with Kitsap Transit and the Kitsap Health District. Analysis of the collected data is expected in
early 2007.
Cultivate the Local-Serving Education Foundation in Kitsap County
        Education truly is basic to developing the regional workforce. Figure 10 shows that half
of all newly created jobs require minimal preparation, while half require college-level training.
As today’s economy transitions from manufacturing to service industries, more premiums are
placed on knowledge. At any rate, training and higher education raise knowledge and skill
levels. Local educational opportunities support all industries, and especially for key majors:
business, education, engineering, math and science, and pre-nursing.             The return on
investments in education brings success for individuals as well as for the economy.
       A preliminary step to assessing the educational opportunities and their relationship to
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                              EMPLOYMENT MARKET
             Nearly 50% of new jobs will require at least some college



                                                            Little prep.          Bachelor's
                                                           (less than 1            or higher
     2002-2012                                                month)                 25%
                                                                 37%
     Distribution of newly
                                                                                 AA degree
     created jobs by                                                              or some
     educational requirement                                       Short-prep.       post-
                                                                     (1-12       secondary
                                                                    months)        training
                                                                     14%             24%


     Source: Washington Employment Security Department.

FIGURE 10.                 Distribution of Newly Created Jobs by Educational Requirement
                           Source: Charles Mitchell et. al., data from Washington Employment Security




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Educational Opportunities in Kitsap County
         Education and workforce development are crucial for responding to a dynamic, changing
workplace and to ensure long-term regional economic prosperity and stability. Kitsap offers
quality post-secondary education for every individual’s lifestyle, from technical and specialized
training to 4-year degrees, online courses and beyond. Currently Kitsap residents have attained
the following education (and Washington State percentages are in parentheses):
            •    Bachelor or graduate degree                 25.3%              (27.7%)
            •    Some college, no degree                     40.0%              (34.4%)
            •    High school graduate                        25.4%              (24.9%)
            •    No high school diploma                       9.2%              (12.9%)56
The educational institutions serving Kitsap County include:

K-12 Schools
        School Districts - Kitsap County is home to five school districts (North, Central, South,
Bremerton and Bainbridge) with 40 elementary schools, ten middle schools and seven high
schools. There are also four alternative learning centers and one home school support center.
Enrollment in the county’s public and private schools nearly reached 46,000 students during fall
2005. The public school system employs 4,900 staff, including 2,513 teachers. Appendix E-1
lists West Sound school districts and private schools.
        Private Schools - There are six private high schools in Kitsap County, most with a
religious affiliation. Although they represent a small number of students, parents in private
school sectors are positioned to select a school based on academic quality as well as non-
academic considerations. Private schools face incentives to excel as parents can choose
another if their school fails to meet expectations. Additionally, private school parents, through
the act of choosing, demonstrate a commitment to their children’s education — a characteristic
that goes beyond typical socioeconomic status (SES) measures and is associated with higher
student achievement.

Career and Technical Preparation
        West Sound Technical Skills Center gives students in grades 11 and 12 access to
fourteen post-secondary job training programs. The program categories span arts and
communications, business and marketing, natural resources, health and human services, and
technology and engineering. An educational cooperative made up of eight school districts, the
Skills Center provides an off-campus training site for high schools in the region. More than 420
students per year learn the technical skills to gain advanced placement in apprenticeships,
technical schools, colleges and universities, or entry-level vocational employment.
        High School and Beyond - High school students can opt to receive both high school and
college credit (dual credit) during their junior and senior years, through certain courses. This
strategy not only integrates high school and college, it creates a continuum of learning that
improves transitions to higher education, increases college credentialing rates and builds a
better-educated workforce.57 High school students can take advantage of programs offered at
the West Sound Technical Skills Center or a Running Start program to enroll in college and
vocational courses. In addition to Running Start, with 683 students, dual enrollment for Kitsap
high school students includes Advanced Placement (AP) examination as well as career and

56   Northwest Area Foundation, downloaded from http://indicators.nwaf.org on April 20, 2006.
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technical education, or Tech Prep. (Appendix E-2 contains a detailed summary of available
dual credit programs and AP courses offered in local schools.)
        The regional West Sound Consortium partnership housed at Olympic College benefits
students pursuing career and technical education. The Tech Prep program provides an
articulated, coordinated sequence of learning experiences with secondary and postsecondary
education, business, labor, government, and communities. Tech Prep enables students to
successfully transition among different levels of education and careers. All five Kitsap County
school districts participate in the West Sound Consortium, exposing students to varied
academic and career areas including technology, science, health and safety, communications,
the arts, and business and industry. Career and technical education promotes high academic
performance and practical learning whether students plan to attend college, get post-secondary
training or enter the workplace after high school. The West Sound Consortium school districts
are from Kitsap (Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Central Kitsap, North Kitsap, South Kitsap),
North Mason, Peninsula, Shelton, the West Sound Technical Skills Center, and Mary M. Knight
in Elma.58
        In direct response to local employer needs, the West Sound Education Leadership
Council (WSELC) is currently developing a Work Readiness Credential. This project has two
major objectives. The first is to provide high school and college students with authentic
education, training, assessment, and certification in the “soft skills” necessary to succeed in an
entry-level position. The second is to enable employers to easily identify job applicants who
have the knowledge, skills, abilities, and work behaviors preparatory to learning job specific
technical skills.
         The WSELC anticipates that the local certification will include components of the
Equipped for the Future (EFF) Work Readiness Credential that is based on nationally-validated
learning standards for what work readiness means. The EFF identified communication,
interpersonal, decision making, and lifelong learning as critical skills necessary to successfully
carry out entry level tasks. In addition to these learning standards, the Work Readiness
Credential may include a review of school attendance records, Work Based Learning
evaluations, internship performance records and/or other authentic measures as part of the
certification process.
        The objective of the Work Readiness Credential is to produce better results for
employers and workers. By making clear what employee skills, knowledge, and behaviors are
necessary for success, employers can count on the workforce they need to enhance
productivity and competitiveness. Additionally, jobseekers entering the workforce system from a
variety of pathways can demonstrate their readiness for work. A Work Readiness Credential
pilot program begins in 2007.
       The Olympic College Customized Training program offers When the Phone Rings… Are
You Ready? This four-part course on customer service and work ethics facilitates collaborative
learning for employees and their supervisors. The purpose is to create that first great
impression – whether on the phone or in person. Participants explore what it takes to provide
excellent customer service and to resolve problems.
         WorkSource Center - The Kitsap County Job Training Program plans and develops
programs and administers contracts under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The
department provides administrative services to the partnership of Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap
Counties. The Olympic Consortium Board and the Olympic Workforce Development Council
jointly share responsibility for policy and oversight of the consortium. Program services include:

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         •    Job search help
         •    Career skills assessment
         •    Reading and math skills upgrading
         •    Job placement assistance

       Over 800 economically disadvantaged teens and adults and dislocated workers receive
services in Kitsap County every year. In 2005, the Kitsap WorkSource sites assisted more than
700 individuals for a total of 12,800 visits– and directly served over 1000 employers in the area.
The program, which is federally funded, administers approximately $3,000,000 under grant
agreements from the state.
        The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board began
examining industry skill panels in 2000 as “public-private partnerships of business, labor, and
education working together to improve the skills of workers in industries vital to Washington.”
There are now 41 industry skill panels advising 16 industries. The health care industry
comprises the greatest number of skill panels -- every county in Washington State has a health
care industry skill panel.59 The Olympic Workforce Development Council facilitates two active
industry skill panels: Health Care and Marine Ship Building.

Community Colleges
        The Northwest Indian College Upper Peninsula branch campus is located in the Port
Gamble S’Klallam Tribal House of Knowledge. The College integrates tribal culture and
traditions into scholarship and reduces barriers faced by non-traditional students. It offers two-
year degree programs in Native Studies, Native Education, Life Sciences and Human Services.
        Olympic College has three campuses in Kitsap and Mason Counties. Approximately
12,000 students matriculate at Olympic College. Of those, 61% attend full-time, and 39% are
part-time. A range of academic, professional-technical and developmental programs serve
students pursuing associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, certification, employment
retraining and job skill updates.60 In addition to the Bremerton, Shelton and Poulsbo branches,
the College offers courses at Naval Base Bangor, Naval Base Bremerton, Naval Hospital
Bremerton and the Readiness Response Institute. The Office of Customized Training helps
businesses with incumbent worker trainings. The Office of Workforce Development provides
solutions to businesses through education and training with the following:
         •    Worker Retraining
         •    WorkFirst
         •    Professional Technical Programs
         •    Tech Prep
         •    Adult Education
         •    Cooperative Education and Internship Program
        Vincennes University provides associate degree and certificate programs in academic
and occupational majors leading to entry into a four-year university or to the workforce.
Vincennes features a full-service student residential environment and outreach and branch
campuses for military personnel, including sub-base Bangor. VU partners with the U.S. Navy to
offer sailors the ability to turn valuable work experience into a college degree. Best of all, this

59Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 2005.
60Public and private four-year university partners located at Olympic College include Western Washington University - Extended
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can be done from any location. The University partners in the Navy College Program (NCP)
and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE). Sailors in NCP can earn
college degrees while on active duty, with academic credit for Navy training, work experience,
and off-duty education. In support of the four R's-- Recruiting, Readiness, Retention, and
Respect -- the NCP signals the Navy's commitment to education, and demonstrates that Navy
service and achieving a college degree are compatible.

Four-Year Universities
        Chapman University offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and
credential programs at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Approximately 20 students per year
graduate from Chapman in Kitsap County. Graduates enjoy enhanced career options in a
variety of expanding, ever-changing markets and through the degree programs in education,
social sciences, human resources, organizational leadership, computer information systems,
health sciences and administration, and criminal justice.
        One of California's oldest private universities, Chapman University was founded in 1861
in Orange County, California. The school is committed to academic excellence through
personalized education and low student-to-faculty ratios.
       The private Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo is accredited by the Accrediting
Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. The college offers a Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree program in Visual Communication with majors in Design, Fine Art, and
Multimedia. The faculty, staff, students, graduates, and advisory board members support a
philosophy that “art is both a business and a passion.” The College creates professional artists
through a comprehensive curriculum; knowledgeable faculty; students who want to be
extraordinary; an inspiring campus environment, and job placement goals.
        Old Dominion University’s Bremerton branch office is on the Olympic College campus.
Old Dominion has provided technology mediated distance learning since the mid-1980s.
Course delivery began via synchronous, interactive satellite from the campus in Norfolk,
Virginia. In recent years, the University expanded its use of modes including two-way video, the
Internet, CD-ROM and streaming video. Their satellite delivery program of higher education
degrees to students at a distance exists in 50 Virginia locations and at numerous sites, including
Kitsap and U.S. Navy ships deployed around the globe.
        Saint Martin’s College and Bremerton’s Olympic College joined forces to offer a bachelor
of science in mechanical engineering degree completion program at Olympic College in 2003.
This Saint Martin's 2+2 Mechanical Engineering Program gives engineering students in Kitsap,
Mason and Jefferson counties a chance to complete their education without moving or
commuting to a four-year school elsewhere. The partnership also enables pre-engineering
students in the Bremerton area to pursue their education locally. About 50 Olympic College
students have enrolled in its Engineering Transfer Program, and another 50 in prerequisites.
Students take courses at the Olympic College campus in the evenings, and attend labs at Saint
Martin’s Olympia campus on selected Saturdays.
       Washington State University Extension located in Kitsap County more than 90 years
ago. Originally called Cooperative Extension, the land-grant Washington State University
received a 1914 mandate to extend results of research and experience-based knowledge into
counties. The Extension mission is to engage people, organizations and communities to
advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and
the application of research.
      Extension is the front door to the University and offers non-credit education as well as
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create accessible, learner-centered educational programs and a culture of life-long learning in
the following programs:

       •   Agriculture
       •   Horticulture
       •   Environmental stewardship
       •   Clothing and textiles
       •   Foods and nutrition
       •   4-H Youth development
       •   Economic and community development
       •   Continuing law education (CLE)
       •   Washington State University Extended University Services and Distance Degrees
       Washington State University confers degrees and certificates in 100 academic
programs. Business and Economics is geared for professional development and strategic
knowledge for life, work and organizations. For example, an Entrepreneurial Studies Program
conveys the critical skills essential for business creation and innovation and promotes research
to understand how to reach practical solutions. Life sciences and community studies are also
WSU strengths. And, a minor in Sustainable Development provides a base for policies in
environment, society, and business.
       There are currently 56 Kitsap County residents enrolled in WSU Distance Degree
programs working toward a baccalaureate degree – and Northwest Indian College students
began to enroll in Spring 2007 -- and 830 are involved with life-long learning programs. A
recent initiative created the “University Sound Partnership” between Washington State
University and University of Washington that will engage thousands of citizens for the health
and recovery of Puget Sound. In addition, the Kitsap Business Assistance Center and the
Kitsap County Community Development Corporation are co-located with WSU Extension.
        Western Washington University Extended Education began in 1912 when home study
courses were created for country teachers. Today, Extended Education and Summer Programs
(EESP) has expanded and diversified its offerings in Bellingham and throughout the Puget
Sound region to provide learning options for youth to seniors. The EESP links the University to
a broad-based community by providing client-centered educational opportunities. The local
degree programs include Educational Administration, Elementary Teacher Education,
Environmental Policy and Human Services. The Western Washington University administrative
offices and classrooms are located at Olympic College.

Graduate Schools
        Bainbridge Graduate Institute provides world-class sustainable innovation and
management training. Founded by Elizabeth and Gifford Pinchot and Dr. Sherman Severin,
BGI helps people with global values become good at business by attending to a triple bottom
line: economic, environmental, and social.
        The MBA degree program began in 2002 with a class of 18 students and an outstanding
faculty. A Certificate in Sustainable Business program was introduced in 2003 and an
Ecopreneuring Certificate Program, in 2006. BGI grew to 85 students in just three years, and
the 2006-07 enrollment is 120. The classes are held at IslandWood on the south end of
Bainbridge Island. A monthly Sustainable Business Speaker Series presents lectures by
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Continuing Education and Professional Development
          Continuing education and professional development (CPD) is on-going and self-directed
learning. It is ideally a normal part of planning and managing career development and working
life. It is continuing because learning never ceases, regardless of age or seniority; professional
because it is focused on personal competence in a career role; and development because the
goal is to improve personal performance and enhance career progression. The learning
involves a wide array of topics, ranging from work and professional topics to social, political,
financial, spiritual, and physical topics. A snapshot of continuing education and professional
development opportunities available in Kitsap County in March 2006 can be found within
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Kitsap County Assets and Opportunities
       Bringing the Prosperity Partnership home to Kitsap County presents data about
important industries for the region and delineates education as a foundation for economic
development. This review has also sketched the array of education opportunities available in
Kitsap County.

       Kitsap County hosts unique assets that can support future economic strengths.
Education is a local-serving foundation industry basic for all industries. Countless industry
opportunities are before us, as community partnerships unite to develop education, workforce,
and economy -- nourished with themes of collaboration, communication, learning, and actions.
They include, for example:

       •   We have a skilled workforce of 106,000, and 1100 private sector jobs were created
           in one year (2004).
           Opportunity: Identify workers commuting away from Kitsap County for jobs every
           day, and the jobs they go to. Can some of these workers be brought back “home” to
           work?
       •   Defense is significant in Kitsap, accounting for nearly 54% of the local economic
           base, either directly or indirectly.
           Opportunity: Formalize a Defense cluster and increase our local support industries
       •   Health Care faces workforce shortages.
           Opportunity: Continue to implement 2002 recommendations of a Health Care
           Personnel Shortage Task Force – increase educational capacity, recruit health care
           occupations and retain current health care workers, develop a data
           collection/analysis system, develop new strategies when needed, and create a
           mechanism to plan for future health care needs and track progress for stakeholder
           collaborations.
       •   The emerging field of Clean Technology “fits” in the Pacific Northwest and holds
           considerable potential for research and development, and implementation.
           Opportunity: Organize a trade association and policy framework for the cluster, and
           expand “on the ground” applications.
       •   Most businesses depend on Information Technology.
           Opportunity: Clarify the cluster locally and provide ample education at all levels.
       •   Kitsap County offers quality education from K-12 to post-secondary education. The
           “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Education Collective outlined five short-term action goals
           to improve local educational linkages to workforce development: mentoring youth,
           assessing needs, providing linkages, increasing public awareness, and researching
           workforce development.
           Opportunity: Coordinate and sustain an education cluster that enhances the culture
           of education in Kitsap County and supports employment clusters specific to or
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IV. Kitsap County Education Pathways by Industry Cluster

        The Prosperity Partnership stresses that foundations like education and social capital
hold up all industries. The principal “opportunity” clusters proposed for Kitsap County are clean
technology, information technology, and life sciences. The defense and health care clusters
already exist locally, and the Kitsap Economic Development Council recommends attention to
the tourism industry as well.
        The following pages describe Prosperity Partnership initiatives adopted for each industry
cluster, and courses available in Kitsap County to support the industries. A table cross
references Kitsap courses and the institution that provides them, as detailed in Appendix F,
“Educational Opportunities in Kitsap County Organized by Cluster.” Sample occupations from
each sector indicate the local median salaries and the education level required for each job.
        The need for subjects like science, technology and critical thinking permeates most
industries, especially information technology, life sciences, and health care.61 As former high
school science teacher Naomi Pursel says,
          Generally speaking, technology requires very solid foundations in math and
          science. The best advice is to encourage the youngest students to become
          engineers and scientists by taking as much math and science in school as
          possible…. It’s all the same. Skills! Our kids need good foundational skills and
          transferable skills.


Local Economic Foundations
        The Prosperity Partnership identified six basic foundations which are crucial to the
sustainable growth and development of all areas of our Kitsap County economy. In fact, “Kitsap
County employment concentration in the four key clusters is considerably lower than in the
region, and local-serving industries are therefore relatively more important in Kitsap County’s
industrial structure and employment base.”62 The foundations are:

          •    Education
          •    New and Small Business Support
          •    Social Capital
          •    Tax Structure
          •    Technology Commercialization
          •    Transportation
The purpose of each is explained on the following pages.




61 Page 6 of this document indicated that “in order to maintain high-tech jobs for employers and residents in this region, we must

meet the education and skill needs of the future economy,” and especially subjects like science, technology and critical thinking.
62 Economic Competitiveness Group and Global Insight, page 61. (Emphasis added)




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 Foundation: Education


       Education ensures a well-educated and adaptable workforce. Prosperous economies
require workers with the necessary skills for the job, the ability to continue developing skills as
technologies and markets change, and a commitment to performing high-quality work.
Education and job-skill training prepare a region’s populace for the world of work.
            Prosperity Partnership Action Initiatives for Education include:
            •    Launch a public awareness campaign on the merits of science and math education,
                 and the need to expand resources to meet the need for more students
            •    Develop broad support for public education and education reform in Washington
            •    Advocate for changes necessary to increase the number of bachelor degrees
                 awarded in Washington, especially for applied sciences and engineering
            •    Support programs such as Workforce Development councils that help employees
                 move up the “career ladder”
            •    Work in collaboration with communities of color in strategies that better prepare all
                 young people for academic success
            •    Produce a leadership conference on education, productivity and employment

       The Kitsap County initiatives on pages 31-33 describe activities already begun to
promote local options linking education and workforce development. They include mentoring
youth, assessing higher education needs, outlining linkages, and evaluating forces such as
demographics and long commutes that impact Kitsap workforces.63
        The present needs assessment underscores the essential role of education to prepare
residents for employment in all industries. The table on page 47 begins to outline pathways for
education-related occupations. A logical next step is to further refine this “mapping.” Then a
review of workforce options already available in Kitsap County helps show future training needs.
A starting point is with secondary teachers in math, chemistry, physics, biology, ESL and
Special Education, which have been identified as “high demand” fields.64



                                        “Kitsap County Employment concentration in
                                        the four key clusters is considerably lower than
                                        in the region, and local-serving industries are
                                        therefore relatively more important in Kitsap
                                        County’s industrial structure and employment
                                        base.”
                                          --Economic Competitiveness Group and Global Insight




63See   Appendix G for fuller text of the January 2006 “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Foundation Initiatives.
64   Kerwin, 2006 (page 15).


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                                                      Education
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   Certificates or
  Degrees Offered
Athletic Medicine               X        X      X     X
Biology                  X               X      X     X              AA
Business Training
                                                                                         MS
Spec.
Career Choices                                        X
Careers in Ed                   X        X      X     X              AA          AA      MS            E     BA ECE
Comm College
                                                                                        PhD
Leadership
Computer Svc Tech                        X      X     X
Early Childhood                                                      AA
                         X      X        X      X     X      X
Education (ECE)                                                      Cert
ECE Admin                                                            Cert
Ed Admin                                                                                                     MEd
Ed, Environment, &
                                                                                                                    EEC
Community
Fam/Childcare Mgt                               X                    Cert
IS, Teacher Prep                                                                         BS
Leadership               X                      X     X                          BA
Mathematics              X      X        X      X     X              AA
Office Education                         X            X
Paraeducator                                                         AA
Place Based Ed                                                                                         E
Prof Certification                                                                                     E     Cert
Psychology               X      X        X      X     X              AA          BA
Secondary Ed                                                                             MS
Special Ed/Tutor                                                                         MS            E
Training Specialist                                                                      BS
Work-based Learn.               X        X      X     X      X


         Occupation                     Empl.              Est. mean Wage               Req. Education Level65
         Child care worker              1,800              $ 8.85                       one month OJT
         ECE Lead Teacher                 206              $10.09                       Associate degree
         Office Assistant               1,221              $11.41                       Certificate/OJT
         Elementary Teacher             1,040              $21.95                       Bachelor degree
         Assistant Professor              689              $23.68                       Masters/ PhD
         Secondary Teacher                770              $24.72                       Bachelor degree
         Principal                        245              $27.37                       Masters degree


65 Information provided in these tables about occupations, number of employees, wages, and education levels is either from
Washington Employment Security Department or Washington Workforce Explorer. The Secondary Teacher data is for the
Olympic Consortium WDA region.




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 Foundation: New and Small Business Support


         New and Small Business Support nurtures entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Innovation plays a major role in a region’s economic vitality. Entrepreneurs and startup
businesses stimulate enterprise and create jobs, resulting in increasingly vibrant clusters. A
region that has a talent pool of entrepreneurs, along with the infrastructure to support them, is
likely to be more successful than one that does not.
        Action initiatives for New and Small Business are to:
        •    Involve successful associations and agencies that work with small-, minority-, and
             women-owned businesses to support programs that lead to successful
             entrepreneurship and small-business retention.
        •    Convene regional venture capitalists to investigate why Puget Sound venture funding
             is disproportionately low in early-stage and startup businesses.
        •    Develop early-stage venture funding focused on investing and growing local
             enterprises.
        •    Support programs that promote buying locally produced products.
        •    Learn from entrepreneurship support systems already underway, such as Northwest
             Entrepreneurial Network.

       The “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” leadership group will continue efforts begun in July
2005 to outline local strategies to integrate workforce and economic development with
education. The educational links are particularly helpful to establish training and internship
programs and research assistance.
        Discussions about organizing a Kitsap Entrepreneurial Support Network for
entrepreneurs that stimulates “economic gardening” has begun, with preliminary plans for
publicity to “build a Kitsap buzz.” The new and small businesses in Kitsap County will benefit
from such a network to foster information about funding, education and research assistance,
and business mentors.66




                                  Building on local assets, heritage and
                                  resources, local entrepreneurship and
                                  enterprise development can stimulate
                                  economic growth, engage young people
                                  and recreate community vitality.
                                                   --James Zuiches




66 According to the Kitsap Economic Development Council (July 2006), new businesses numbered 9,236 in 2003-5 (2,730,
3,166, and 3,340 respectively) -- and 4,976 businesses closed (1,883, 1,738, and 1,355).


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Accounting          X      XX       X     X      X            AA               BSBA
Business & Econ     X                     X                   AA                                                  MBA
Business Mgmt                       X     X                   AA   X           BSBA           BA
Business Start-
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Career Choice                             X      X    X
Computer System     X      X        X     X                   AA        BS
Economics           X      X              X
Econ Prosperity
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Farm Business
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Finance                                               X                        BSBA           BA
Int’l Business                                                                                Cert
Human Resources                                                         MS
Leadership          X               X     X                             Cert
Marketing                  X        X     X      X                             BSBA
Microenterprise                           X                                                   Cert
Organization
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        Occupation            2005 Empl.              Est. mean Wage           Req. Education Level
        Craft Artist            11                     $ 9.39/hr               OJT
        House painter          500                     $16.06/hr               OJT
        Massage therapist      110                     $17.89/hr               HS, Certif/post sec voc.
        Database Administrator 63                      $21.41/hr               HS, Certificate & OJT/BA
        Planning Consultant     49                     $26.78/hr               BA/Master’s degree




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 Foundation: Social Capital


         Social Capital secures broad prosperity in all parts of the region through a strong civic
and nonprofit community. A key economic foundation, social capital is as important to the
economy as the availability of finances. It describes attributes of community functioning and
problem-solving; and definitions range from the academic -- social relations of mutual benefit
characterized by norms of trust and reciprocity -- to the pragmatic, “the glue that binds.”
Capacities can be viewed as a set of formal and informal community networks among business
and trade organizations, ad hoc groups, and other nonprofits engaged in community quality of
life issues. By developing and deploying social assets we join two imperatives: economic
competitiveness and social values.
        Social Capital Action Initiatives are to:
        •    Systematically include nonprofit leadership in major community initiatives.
        •    Involve the nonprofit sector’s leadership in framing and implementing an “Economic
             Literacy” campaign.
        •    Encourage social enterprise directed toward community strengthening and solutions
             by removing disincentives.
        •    Modify government contracting and funding systems to enable nonprofits to focus
             their efforts and resources on achieving and reporting program outcomes.
        •    Include a “social impact” review in major economic and public policy decisions to
             consider implications of planned policies on human needs and the nonprofit sector.
        •    Promote a culture that values multiculturalism, volunteerism and philanthropy, and
             encourages corporate and individual engagement in the nonprofit sector.
        •    Develop and implement a strategy to celebrate and promote arts and culture as an
             economic advantage for our region.

       Suggestions for developing social capital in Kitsap County include enhancing
collaboration among nonprofits, marketing our diversity, and promoting the arts. Measuring
these and other local assets allows us to build on them and it enhances community capacities.67
       More information-sharing venues are necessary to coordinate Kitsap County nonprofits.
A directory of nonprofits could be prepared relatively quickly to initiate valuable conversations,
and many agencies already have data to contribute to such an effort.68 United Way of Kitsap
County is currently leading the effort to transition their InfoLink on-line directory of social service
providers in the community into becoming a part of Washington Information and Referral
network (WIN 211).
       The City of Bainbridge Island exemplifies what is possible with their Health, Housing and
Human Services Council. Created in 1993, the Council coordinates services, finances and
planning for human development across agencies. The group champions access to essential
services for a continuum of needs, ranging from basic survival to prevention and maintenance,
and then to enhanced qualities of life.


67
   John Allen. 2002.
68
   For example, Kitsap County Health District coordinates demographic and health information, United Way's InfoLink
gives referrals to housing, food, medical and dental services, children and senior services, assistance for the
disabled, and social service agencies. The Commission on Children and Youth prepares an annual Youth Directory.


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Career Choices                     X           X    X
Community Health            X      X                                                MS
Computer Main                             X    X    X    X
Computer Program            X      X      X    X    X
Criminal Justice                                                            BA
Education                                 X    X
Human Develop                      X           X    X             X         MS            BA
Human Services                                                   AA                 BS             BA
Law & Justice, Pre-Law             X                             AA                 BS
Law/Pub Safety                                           X
Office Education                          X         X
Organization, Public/                                                       BA
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Nonprofit Leadership                                                        Cert
Sociology                   X                  X    X            AA
Soc Sci/Humanities                             X    X            AA                       BA              EEC
Statistics                  X             X    X    X
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        Occupation              2005 Empl.               2005 Est. mean Wage Req. Education Level
        Child care worker         1,800                             $ 8.81          one month OJT
        Social Svc Assistant        300                             $11.54          1-12 months OJT or
        Child/Family soc. worker    205                             $16.81          Bachelor degree
        Librarian                   146                             $25.94          Bachelor degree +
        Soc. Scientists/Researchers 37                              $29.61          Bachelor degree




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 Foundation: Tax Structure


        The Tax Structure Initiative seeks to implement balanced, pro-competitive tax reforms.
The state tax system has markedly different effects depending on the type of company. The
lack of a corporate income tax helps profitable companies but hurts smaller margin companies
such as start-ups.
       Tax Structure Action Initiatives are to
       •   Convene the principals from a recent Washington State Tax Structure Study to
           integrate their findings with Prosperity Partnership concerns.
       •   Develop a balanced, pro-competitive tax structure bill for the 2007 legislative
           session.
       •   Launch a public awareness campaign to bring tax structure challenges to the
           attention of the general public, leaders in minority and low-income communities, key
           opinion-makers in the public and private sectors, and legislators.

       The Kitsap County Tax Structure working group has prioritized top goals for public
information and eliminating business and operating (B&O) taxes. They recommend broad
dissemination of information about property taxes to enhance understanding of people who
already live here and those moving into Kitsap County. Secondly, the group would like Kitsap to
become a “no local B&O county,” and draw businesses and jobs into the county.




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Business Law        X                     X                    AA
Career Choices                            X      X
Computer Maint                     X      X      X     X
Computer Prog              X       X      X      X
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Law & Justice              X                                                    BS
Law/Pub Safety                                         X
Office Ed                          X
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        Occupation             2005 Empl.             2005 Mean Wage            Req. Education Level
        Bookkeeper             2,130                  $15.58/hr                 Certificate/OJT
        Accountant               814                  $18.11/hr                 Bachelor decree
        Statistician              21                  $21.16/hr                 Master’s degree
        Public Relations Spec.   106                  $24.66/hr                 Bachelor degree
        Real Estate Appraiser    119                  $26.26/hr                 Post Sec voc. Award




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 Foundation: Technology Commercialization


        Technology Commercialization improves the movement of technological innovations
from research institutions to the marketplace. Truly competitive regions support the institutions
that research, discover and develop new ideas and products, enabling them to innovate. The
transfer of new ideas out of the lab and into the market is increasingly crucial.
       Technology Commercialization Action Initiatives include:
       •   Create opportunities for researchers and local companies to network and learn about
           research taking place throughout the region
       •   Pursue reforms
       •   Encourage faculty and researchers from all higher education institutes to seek
           commercial outlets for their efforts within the bounds of state law – and seek reforms
           to the state ethics law to reduce restrictions on their involvement in commercial
           endeavors.
       •   Work with partner organizations to improve technology commercialization climate for
           private research organizations
       •   Improve the region’s ability to commercialize technology
       •   Implement policies and programs designed to generate more collaborative R&D and
           commercialization efforts among institutions, especially for aerospace- and life
           sciences-related research centers
       •   Investigate activities in other regions and adapt them for the central Puget Sound
       •   Improve access to venture capital, especially early-stage funding

         Discussants at the July 2005 “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” point out that Kitsap County
has the unique opportunity to capitalize on the scenic beauty and wilderness of the area by
honing an identity as a Clean Technology region. Commercialization applications were said to
relate particularly to Clean Technology, Information Technology, and Life Sciences clusters. In
the short term, continued coalition-building and striving to incubate information technology
projects with the SEED Project hold promise through Olympic College, Washington State
University Energy Program, University of Washington-Tacoma, and Bainbridge Graduate
Institute.




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Computer
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Maint
Computer Prog      X      X        X      X     X     X
Energy
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Statistics                X        X      X     X



         Occupation                      2005 Empl.           2005 Est. mean Wage      Req. Education Level
         Chemical Technician              32                    $19.48                 AA degree
         Market Analyst                  106                    $24.82                 Bachelor degree
         Chemist                         110                    $29.78                 Bachelor degree
         Researcher                       29                    $30.65                 Master’s degree
         Medical Researcher




                                        Technology Commercialization Impacts:
                                              Clean Technology
                                              Information Technology
                                              Life Sciences




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 Foundation: Transportation


        The Transportation Foundation builds an effective transport system for a world-class
region. Transportation remains a challenge facing the central Puget Sound region and
Prosperity Partnership research confirms that this critical issue requires sustained regional and
state leadership. The region lags in making the necessary transportation investments to
support a competitive economy and our regional growth goals. This is true for many modes,
including transit, freight, and ferries.
       Transportation Action Initiatives include:
       •   Support funding options for roads and transit.
       •   Identify and secure support for a sustainable funding stream to meet project funding
           challenges over time.
       •   Facilitate travel to and from education and employment centers, particularly for
           neighborhoods where communities of color and low-income communities are
           concentrated. This infrastructure will require a multimode set of investments.
       •   Create a regional project prioritization approach that adds benefit and cost
           information to the transportation decision-making process. Encourage the region to
           specifically identify and include the transportation needs of the pilot clusters, as well
           as the overall economy.

        Kitsap County suggests that increasing jobs locally depends on more equity in Kitsap’s
transportation infrastructure. The importance of ferries to Kitsap residents is paramount.
Overall, enhanced incentives for telework as well as improved ferry-mainland transit links and
stable passenger-only service will benefit Kitsap residents. And there is interest in positioning
Bremerton National Airport as a satellite regional facility and strengthening the working
relationship with Kitsap and the WSDOT Olympic Region.




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        Occupation            2005 Empl.                      Est. mean Wage            Req. Education Level
        Highway Maint. Worker 137                                $22.14                 OJT
        Automotive Mechanic    903                               $19.04                 1-4 yrs OJT or AA/voc train
        Surveyor                56                               $21.85                 Bachelor degree
        Transportation Planner 103                               $29.52                 Bachelor/Master’s degree




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Prosperity Partnership Clusters




Clean Technology
       Action Initiatives for Clean Technology include:
       •   Create a cluster organization and increase advocacy.
       •   Develop cluster narrative and brand.
       •   Develop an innovative financing fund to build showcase projects within sustainable
           business parks.
       •   Enhance cluster through sharing of capacity and technology.
       •   Create cluster technology “idea factories”.
       •   Advance demonstration and leadership projects like Kitsap SEED.

       Honing a Clean Technology region depends on successful advocacy and on-the-ground
demonstration projects. Plans for both have begun, through a Northwest Clean Technology
Trade Alliance and the Kitsap SEED Project’s anticipated business park, respectively.
       Kitsap County educators offer courses related to Clean Technology, production of new
sources of energy, pollution prevention, and clean-up technologies. A “snapshot” of available
high school and post-secondary classes suggests that a focus on this industry cluster can help
shape additional coursework, and especially in the arenas of research, sustainability measures,
and entrepreneurial support and apprenticeships. The Kitsap SEED location can be an
excellent incubator for internships and community service learning.
        A number of high school classes address clean technology, and two- and four-year
postsecondary schools would benefit from increased curricula. Promising areas for education
attention are enhanced cluster sharing and creating “idea factories” for power generation and
energy efficiencies. One reviewer suggests that this cluster also encourage development of
local expertise in the area of remediation of climate change consequences.
        Pacific Northwest Extension Energy Initiative Pilot Project is a unique opportunity for
Washington State University to ally in addressing local energy efficiency and renewability.
Managed by WSU Extension Energy Program for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Information Center has more than 15 years of
experience managing and operating national and regional energy information centers. The
EERE offers expertise in the areas of bio-energy, geothermal, hydrogen and fuel cells, solar,
waste heat recover, wind, and municipal water/wastewater.




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Aquaculture                            X    X
Biology             X      X      X    X    X            AA
Business Mgmt       X             X    X                 AA   X
Calculus             X     X      X    X    X
Chemistry            X     X      X    X    X            AA
Conservation
Electronics
Employment
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Readiness
Energy
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Chemical
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Elect
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Engineering,                                                                     BS
Mechanical                                                                       ME
Environmental
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Studies/Science
Geology                           X
Haz Materials                                                 AA
Marine Science      X      X      X    X    X            AA
Marketing                  X      X    X    X
Materials Sci              X      X
Nat Resources                          X    X    X
Physics             X      X      X    X    X            AA
Sustain Farming                                                                         Cert
Sustainable                                                                                                MBA,
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          Occupation                   2005 Empl.             Est. mean Wage     Req. Education Level
          Statistical Assistant              11                     $            OJT, Cert., AA
          Environ.Engineer Tech              16                     $27.42       Associate degree
          Chemist                            29                     $31.89       Bachelor/Master’s degree
          Mechanical Engineer               525                     $36.53       Bachelor/Master’s degree
          Environmental Engineer             57                     $37.40       Bachelor/Master’s degree




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Information Technology
         Action initiatives envisioned for Information Technology (IT) are to
         •   Map the “ecology” of the IT cluster.
         •   Improve education to help students develop abilities for tomorrow’s careers and
             entrepreneurship.
         •   Broaden and strengthen research and development to increase our region’s
             intellectual capital.
         •   Improve the success rate of startup businesses.
         •   Promote an IT-friendly business climate.

       Mapping the “ecology” of their Information Technology cluster would enable educators to
better address learning needs. The table on page 59 shows an array of locally available
courses, representing innovations in business, communications and technology, and hardware
and software learning. The K-12 programs would benefit from consistency across districts –
and all must teach research methods and more entrepreneurship/business courses. Work-
based learning as well as additional upper division courses will expand professional options.

        Considered “fast growing occupations” in Kitsap County, the IT companies fall into the
following categories:
         •   Custom computer programming services
         •   Data processing services
         •   Computer systems design services
         •   On-line information services (internet access providers)
         •   Computer/peripheral equipment and software wholesalers
         •   Software reproducing69




69Information about “fast growing occupations” retrieved from www.workforceexplorer.com on March 6, 2006. Thank you to
Becky Newton at Kitsap Economic Development Council for providing the typology.


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Computer Apps/Eng                 X     X         X    X       X    X       AA                           BS
Computer Science                        X         X    X       X            AA             BS
Elect Systems Tech                                                                                       BS
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Engineering                             X         X    X       X    X       AA                           BS MBA
Graphics/Multimedia                     X         X    X       X             X
Maintenance/Tech                                  X            X            Cert   AA
Management (MIS)                                                            Cert
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Manufacturing Tech                                X                                                      BS
Math/Statistics                   X     X         X    X       X            AA
Network Design/Ops                                                          AA                           BS
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Science                           X     X         X    X       X
Visual Communication                                                                               BFA
Web Development                   X     X         X    X       X            Cert
Work-Based Learning                     X         X    X       X


       The information technology sector creates new job opportunities and offers high wages.
The fastest growing and most lucrative IT careers require education, reinforcing the need to build
math, science, and computer skills. Recent data show the following 2005 salaries in Kitsap
County:
            Occupation                     Empl.              Est. Mean Wage               Req. Education Level
            Computer Support Specialists 292                  $34,174 or 16.43/hr          Mid (1-4 yrs on job)
            Computer Operators              80                $34,923 or 16.79/hr          Mid (1-4 yrs on the job)
            Software Engineer, Applications 95                $57,948 or 27.86/hr          High (4+ yrs higher ed)
            Computer Programmers           291                $69,950 or 33.63/hr          High (4+ yrs higher ed)
            Software Eng., Syst. Software 137                 $80,496 or 38.70/hr          High (4+ yrs higher ed) 70




70   Mean wage from Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority et al. 2006, page 15.


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Life Sciences
            Life Sciences action initiatives are to:
            •   Develop and enact a vision for the Life Sciences.
            •   Connect and leverage the region’s technological and intellectual strengths by
                creating a “Virtual Research Park”.
            •   Create an ecosystem that can mix companies at different stages of development with
                available technical and financial resources.
            •   Support, improve and build on current Life Sciences curricula and education
                programs in K-12.
            •   Develop a concrete inventory of skills and needs to guide decisions by education and
                training institutions.71
        The vision for Life Sciences in Kitsap County is somewhat vague, and fewer local
classes exist for Life Sciences -- the research, development and product marketing for physical
sciences and engineering. Education is key to maintaining the highly skilled scientists and
researchers so vital to this industry. Seattle-King County is poised to become an international
hub for the science and biotechnology workforce sector. Their strategy is to link youth programs
with the prerequisite training and mentorship, and to support certificate/skills upgrade training
for new and incumbent workers.72 Kitsap County still has a role to play in bridging both the
close links between the life sciences, information technology, and health care clusters – and
skills gaps between employer needs and the available workforce.
         Clarifying a Life Sciences cluster for Kitsap County will help develop an inventory of
skills to guide educational decision-making, and improve curricula and programs. Innovations
such as research and workshops from the Health Care Alliance (pages 66-67) may offer useful
insights.




71   Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council. 2005, page 33.
72   Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council. 2005.


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     Athletic medicine                 X        X    X       X
     Biology                    X      X        X    X       X            AA
     Chemistry                  X      X        X    X       X            AA
     Mathematics                X      X        X    X       X            AA
     Physical Sciences                          X    X
     Physics                    X      X        X    X       X
     Pro- Med. Careers                               X            X
     Work Site Learning                X        X    X       X


            Occupation                        2005 Empl. Est. Mean Wage             Req. Education Level73
            Chemical Technician                    32     $19.48/hr                   AA degree (minimum)
            Biological Technician                 103     $15.74/hr                   Cert. &/or AA degree
            Clinical Lab Technologist              58     $16.52/hr                   AA – Bachelor’s
            Biochemist                             13     $35.96/hr                   Bachelor or PhD degree
            Medical Researcher




 Wage and education information taken from “Jobs by Occupation” Nov. 2005 and www.wa.gov “Occupational Employment and
73

Wages: Total all industries in Bremerton MSA”, March 2005.


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Existing Clusters

Defense
         Action items for the Defense industries include:
         •    Maintain the readiness of active-duty military vessels (submarines and surface ships)
         •    Disassemble remnants of nuclear or out-of-service vehicles
         •    Provide service personnel to offer logistics support for military families
       Defense is made up of highly trained personnel in occupations ranging from information
technology, engineering, navigation and manufacturing, to logistics support and human
services. The U.S. Navy respects education, and offers tuition assistance to assure an
educated team on board, and one that is prepared for the civilian world upon separation from
the Navy. Employees in the ranks of E6, E7 and E8 must have at least a two-year degree, for
example. Both on-the-job training and formal education opportunities exist. Strong interest is
shown in college business transfer degrees as well as for subjects such as electronics,
information services, organizational leadership, and culinary arts. A new initiative, the “PSNS
After Hours Program” encourages employees to take classes as part of their professional
development plan, including moving some toward associate and/or baccalaureate degrees.
       Defense-related students fall into three general categories: industrial, military, and
family members or retirees. There is also a growing need for certificated telecourses that
transcend existing physical and temporal boundaries.
         The Trident Training Facility at Naval Base Bangor is a host facility for teaching active-
duty military, and offers core training courses conducted by the military and through contracts
with local providers.74 Sailors can take classes and earn two-year certificates in Marine
Mechanical Systems, Marine Electrical Systems, Marine Electronic Systems, and Marine
Computer Systems.75 New CD/DVD distance presentations enable submariners to take a
variety of classes from remote locations and independent of the classroom schedules. The
Navy College at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor contracts with Olympic College for culinary arts
and barber courses as well as a special ATA degree in Marine Systems Technology for Bangor
sailors.
       Olympic College and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard offer a model college-industry
partnership, with the second largest apprentice program in the state. The program, which has a
90% completion rate, provides four years of practical face-to-face instruction in one of 28 skilled
trades, and leads to apprenticeship and career employment as a journeyman. Shipyard
apprentices are paid on a federal wage grade, beginning at $10.54 per hour and increasing
about every six months to reach $18.27 per hour at the end of their fourth year. According to
Dick Strand, Olympic College Dean of Business & Technology,
         In addition to the 500+ students enrolled in our Apprenticeship Program, we’ve
         had up to another 500 students registered in a Helper (pre-apprenticeship)
         program. These students are predominantly civilians employed by PSNS and or
         NUWC, Keyport.76

74 Such as Lockheed Martin, Olympic College, Vicennes College, St Martin’s College, Chapman University, Phoenix University,
and Old Dominion University.
75 From Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority. 2006, page 70.
76 Personal communications, June and September 2006.




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Construction Prod         X
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Electronics                                                     AA
Engineering               X      X      X    X    X              AA                           BS            MS
Engineering, Mech                                                                             BS    BSME
Engineering Principles    X      X                X             AA
Haz Mat Tech                                                                Cert
Industrial Trades Tech                                          AA
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Materials Sci Tech               X      X
Manufacturing Tech                      X               X                                     BS
Physics                   X      X                              AA
Tech Apprenticeship                                                         AA
Tech Principles                  X      X
Welding Technology                                              AA
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Work Site Learning                           X    X


           Occupation            2005 Empl.            Est. Mean Wage77                     Req. Education Level
           Construction Trades     820                 $19.35                               OJT
           Heavy Equip. Operators 266                  $21.11                               OJT
           Civil Engineer          271                 $27.83                               Bachelor degree
           Nuclear Engineer        488                 $40.15                               Bachelor/Master’s degree




77   Bremerton MSA wage


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Health and Long Term Care
       Action initiatives for Health and Long Term Care are to
       •   Increase educational capacity and efficiency in health care training programs.
       •   Recruit into health care occupations, especially from targeted populations.
       •   Develop a data collection and analysis system to assess health workforce supply
           and demand.
       •   Retain current health care workers.
       •   Enable local communities to implement strategies that alleviate local health care
           personnel shortages.
       •   Create a mechanism for continued stakeholder collaborations, tracking progress, and
           to plan for future health care needs.

       The Olympic Health Care Alliance, formed in 2001, has achieved significant research
and education goals over the past six years. The group cultivated new interest in health care
careers, prioritized recruitment and training needs, and created valuable training sessions.
         The Health Care Alliance vision to resolve health care issues will benefit from the
pending Olympic College applied baccalaureate program for Nursing. Authorized in 2006, the
first class of local students to graduate will help to reduce the shortage of nurses in this region.
        The health care sector continues to provide job opportunities with a range of wages.
According to Kitsap Regional Economic Development information, Kitsap County health care
industries employ a conservative estimate of more than 4,695 individuals (3,369 are full time).
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Behavior Sci.                                                   Cert
Biology             X      X      X    X    X             AA
Career Choices             X      X    X    X
Chemistry           X      X      X    X    X             AA
Comm Health         X      X                                                          MS
Physics             X      X      X    X    X             AA
Mathematics         X      X      X    X    X             AA
Human Devel                X           X    X                          MS                              BA
Child Psych                X      X         X
Human Svcs                                               AA
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Gerontology                                                            BA
Health Sci.                                                                          BSHS
Lifeguard Train                   X    X    X
Med Lab Tech                                             AA
Medical Office                                           AA
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Med Recept                                               Cert
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Psychology          X      X      X    X    X    X        AA           BA
Sign Language              X      X    X
Sociology           X                  X    X             AA
Soc Sciences                           X    X                          BA                              BA
Spec. Ed Tutor                              X
Sports Med                 X      X    X    X
         Occupation                                      2005 Est. Mean Wage    Req. Education Level
         Nursing Aide                                           $11.17          3-6 months of training/Certificate
         Fitness Trainer                                        $16.25          Post-secondary vocat. training
         Physical Therapist Assistant                           $17.78          AA
         Radiological Technologist                              $23.97          AA
         Registered Nurse                                       $27.77          AA+
         Dental Hygienist                                       $37.87          AAAS + license
         Pediatrician                                           $75.70          6-8 years + residency78


78 The number of health care jobs is from Kitsap EDC information, “Top Employers,” in the Kitsap County Trends Report. 2005-
6, page 10. Mean wage is from Washington Employment Security Department data.


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        The OWDC Health Care Alliance has achieved research and education goals that can
benefit other industry clusters as they form. The Alliance sponsors valuable workshops and
trainings every year. At their first strategy session, members identified barriers to finding
potential applicants for health care careers, and cited two educational hurdles:
        • Health care occupations were not considered viable careers by K-12 counselors or
            teachers.
        • Potential candidates for college courses lacked the necessary math and science
            skills.
The Alliance launched two projects to help remedy the situation, as explained in further detail
below:
       • A six-day ‘health careers’ overnight summer camp for 9th and 10th grade students to
           cultivate new interest in the viability of a career in health care;
       • Workshops for K-12 career counselors and math/science teachers, hosted in
           partnership with hospitals in Forks, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Bremerton.
Due to the lack of capacity in post-secondary school nursing programs, active encouragement
of high school students has been curtailed. The establishment of an Olympic College
baccalaureate in Nursing will hopefully restore this important emphasis for youth programs.
        “Free Lunch and 100 Bucks,” a workshop for K-12 career counselors and math and
science teachers, explained the viability of health care career occupations. Each of the four
hospitals in the Alliance service area hosted a workshop. All eighty-three attendees received
$100, lunch and clock hours. Participants were divided into small groups and treated as a
patient for a tour of the hospital. A health professional at each station outlined what he or she
does and the necessary educational background for the job. The afternoon session introduced
health care representatives outside of the hospital environment describing their staffing needs.
In addition, a Western Washington Area Health Education Center program manager expanded
on ideas about classroom methods and how to attain Essential Academic Learning
Requirements.79
       “Health Careers Summer Camp” for 9th & 10th Graders came to fruition for six days in
July 2004 at Peninsula College. Thirty youth participated in activities that mixed fun, visits to
health care facilities, and classroom presentations by health care professionals. Prior to “Camp
Graduation,” parents were briefed about higher education academic requirements and where to
seek tuition assistance. A follow-up with ten of the former campers the next spring found all still
professing interest in health care occupations, and taking appropriate high school courses.
         Overall, 341 individuals have taken the OWDC Alliance courses that range from a three-
hour session on techniques for working with medical interpreters to a 48-hour management
skills training for nurses. Fifty-one completed half-day sessions for dietary workers in health
care. Although normally an eight-hour course, a condensed version requiring some advance
study could accommodate the schedules of health care organizations. The specialty skills
taught in 2002-3 for incumbent worker RN career ladder advancement included Critical
Care/Surgical, Perioperative and Gerontology.
        A 2003 review of local retraining needs identified educational and/or personal barriers
that inhibit unemployed health care workers, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)




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and WorkSource participants from training in new occupation skills. Ultimately, 719 surveys
were completed.80
         The research shows a high interest (64%) in enrolling for retraining, but only 19%
currently attend school. Of those, a third took classes for a career in the medical field. Not
surprisingly, individuals working in the health care industry are more likely than other
respondents to report taking health care classes. When asked, “If you were to go back to
school, in what area would you be interested in receiving training?” 46% chose a health care
field, 14% in computers/ technology, 6% in business/management and 5% prefer education and
teaching. The interest in medical careers is strong, yet any program that retrains residents in a
field where there is demand for employees is valuable.
        Further, respondents prefer taking classes on weekdays – mornings, 55%; evenings,
53%; and afternoons, 43%. Children living at home do not significantly influence preferences
for the best course time. Two out of three (66%) residents noted they would likely be part-time
students, and the major barrier from signing up for classes is "lack of money or need for
financial aid" (76%).81
       The strategies for researching needs and creating innovative educational programs used
by the OWDC Health Care Alliance provide examples that other industry sectors may wish to
emulate.




80The  complete report with data and survey instruments can found at www.PracticeInParadise.org, Reports page. More than
5,350 surveys were mailed to people receiving unemployment checks (475 responses). Surveys went to hospital personnel with
their pay checks (100), Work-Source offices performed intercept interviews (129), and a few TANF beneficiaries responded (15).
81 Other barriers include "help deciding what is the right career for me" and "classes are not offered close to home/work " (both
28%), "classes are not offered when I can take them " and "no classes available in my area of interest" (24% each). So, when
asked what would help them return to school, answers include financial aid (72%), more time (8%), close to home (7%), job to go
with school (6%), day care/no children (6%), career counseling/evaluation of skills (5%) and available classes (5%).


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Marine Trades
         Action Initiatives for Marine Trades include:
         •    Create and sustain regional and local alliances to identify skills standards and reduce
              worker shortages in Washington State’s boat manufacturing and related sectors.
         •    Establish skill standards specific to industry needs across the region and prioritize
              needed workforce skills.
         •    Plan and sustain a system using the Marine Manufacturing Center of Excellence to
              fill gaps between the supply of skilled workers and industry demands.
         •    Conduct an annual Marine Workforce Training Conference to disseminate
              information about customized training and new production processes.

       Approximately 30 boat manufacturers exist in the Pacific Northwest. The region is
acknowledged worldwide as the center for high-end fiberglass yacht production, building an
estimated 80% of U.S. super yachts. Continued innovations are needed to maintain worker
productivity and high quality products as the demands for military and commercial work boats
increase. The materials and processes used to manufacture vessels continue to evolve.
         The Marine Trades Skills Panel project encompasses a region across three strategic
workforce development areas.82 The geography includes direct salt water access from the
Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound, and deep water ports which are
critical to supporting boat building and related marine industries. Over 50% of Washington
State’s ship and boat building firms are located in this area. Four employers and five K-14
educators from Kitsap County serve on this regional panel.
       A 2003 NW Boat Builders Survey listed ten “top jobs” as difficult to fill. The increasing
demand for aluminum boats has now added the aluminum welding/fitting specialty to this high-
demand list. The pay range for non-supervisory workers in boat manufacturing is approximately
$14.00 to $28.00 per hour. Manufacturers in the Northwest expect to hire over 300 new
workers in the next two years.
        Construction, boat building and millwork manufacturing share significant skill sets.83
This overlap brings an opportunity to apply the skill panel standards across a spectrum of the
manufacturing and construction industries, especially for developing curriculum and preparatory
training for entry level workers. One manufacturer notes that a work ethic is a paramount
consideration in hiring, and they especially seek workers with “a good head on their
shoulders,”84 and therefore benefit from learning soft skills.



82 The workforce development areas are: Olympic (Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties), Pacific Mountain (primarily Grays
Harbor, Mason, Wahkiakum, and Pacific Counties) and Northwest (Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties). The
Marine Concept Paper. September 2004. This regional effort is anchored by the Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine
Manufacturing and Technology at Skagit Valley College. Peninsula, Grays Harbor, and Olympic colleges have provided training
to local employers.
83 They span carpentry, electrical, blueprint reading, painting, plumbing, metal fabrication, electronics, engine maintenance, and

mechanical skills.
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Materials Sci             X      X
Mathematics                      X    X    X            AA
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Marine Sci         X             X    X    X            AA
Nat Resources                         X    X
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Physics            X      X      X    X    X            AA
Traffic Safety     X                       X
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                                                                      2005
         Occupation                                            Est. Mean Wage         Req. Ed. Level
         Carpenter                                                    $19.35          OJT
         Aluminum welder/fitter                                       $21.99          Post Sec Cert/AA/OJT
         Electrician                                                  $24.14          Post Sec Cert/AA
         Rigger                                                       $24.75          OJT
         Pipefitter                                                   $25.33          OJT
         Marine Engineer                                              $35.60          Bachelor/Masters degree




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Emerging Local Clusters




Recreation and Tourism
        Recreation and Tourism is touted as an emerging local cluster by the Kitsap Economic
Development Council. The natural beauty of Kitsap County makes it an ideal tourist destination
for local residents and for visitors. The Kitsap Peninsula lies between the Olympic and Cascade
mountain ranges, surrounded by nearly 225 miles of saltwater shoreline. In fact, four of Kitsap
County’s highways are accessible via a beautiful ferry ride from mainland Seattle or Edmonds.
       Action Initiatives for Recreation and Tourism are to:
       •   Develop recreation and tourism professionalism through training courses.
       •   Enhance hospitality and tourism courses through internship opportunities.
       •   Effectively market the Kitsap Peninsula as a desirable visitor destination.

        In addition to striking scenery, recent new developments in downtown Bremerton attract
visitors to the waterfront for conferences and fine dining. A luxury hotel opened in Suquamish
near the Clearwater Casino and Kiana Lodge, welcoming visitors from near and far. Further
unique experiences can be found in the quaint waterfront mill town of Port Gamble, a National
Historic Site overlooking Hood Canal, and world-class learning facilities such as the IslandWood
“School in the Woods” on Bainbridge Island.
       The varied activities offer something for everyone -- unparalleled waterfront dining,
shopping, numerous farmers markets, museums and galleries, bird watching and scenic drives.
Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy fishing, golfing, biking, hiking, scuba diving, and visiting
parks and public beaches.
      A West Sound Technical Skills Center Academy of Hospitality and Tourism enrolls
between 30 and 45 students per year. The curriculum mirrors that of the National Academy
Foundation, and is augmented by industry-certified instructors.
       A twelve-member Advisory Council of hospitality and tourism executives from the Kitsap
Peninsula and the greater Seattle area review and enhance course work, curriculum, and
internship opportunities. Approximately 15 to 20 students enter the internship program each
year, working for the companies represented on the Advisory Council. These jobs generally pay
above minimum wage and yield course credits for that work. Although they are primarily
summer vacation placements, some can continue during the school year, depending on the
employer’s needs. Through these internships, many students find that the hospitality and
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Applied Math                      X             X       X
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Career Choices/work               X        X    X       X    X
Communications                             X                                              BS
Economics                  X      X             X
Foods/Culinary Arts        X               X    X       X    X       AA
Prof Food Prep/Svc                X                          X       Cert
Hospitality & Tourism                                   X    X
Hotel/Motel Mgmt                                        X    X              AS
Marketing                         X        X    X       X                                BSBA
ProStart                   X               X            X
Speech/Drama/Debate               X        X    X       X
Student/Leadership         X      X        X    X       X                        Cert
Volunteer Mgmt                                                                                     Cert

        Occupation             2005 Empl.                Est. mean Wage             Req. Education Level
        Cook, Restaurant        1,176                       $10.28                  OJT/Post Sec Voc/AA
        Concierge                  15                       $13.46                  OJT
        Travel Agent               71                       $14.21                  Post Sec Cert/training/AA
        Interpreter/Translator     12                       $18.12                  Bachelor/Masters degree
        Housekeeping Supervisor      8                      $19.30                  OJT/Post Sec Voc/AA
        Lodging Manager            70                       $24.00                  Post Sec Cert/AA/Bachelor




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SUMMARY – Education as a Foundation


        Kitsap County residents consider their county a good place to live and raise children. At
the same time, they believe education and economic development need attention. The purpose
of this review has been to systematically explore current systems of education and workforce
development and ways to enhance future options. Overall, this document provides baseline
information that can be used to align Kitsap County resources.
        The education industry is basic to a healthy economy, and needs to be fostered.
Education provides infrastructure for workforce development and, therefore, for economic
development. The cluster concept presented in this paper stresses the value of collaborating on
a shared economic agenda. The time has come for Kitsap community leaders to agree on
strategic industry priorities and prepare the educational pathways leading to job skills related to
“big ideas” from state, regional and local economic efforts. Washington State is undertaking
ambitious reforms in education as part of Washington Learns, and the Puget Sound Prosperity
Partnership has created a visionary regional economic development endeavor. The Kitsap
County Education Collective responded with “Kitsap Learns,” an educational needs
assessment.
        Washington Learns is Governor Gregoire’s initiative to examine our state’s education
system – from early learning to K-12 to higher education – and find ways to improve it. The
steering committee finds that “education is our currency” in a rapidly changing economic
landscape if the United States and Washington expect to compete in a global economy. The
major statewide Washington Learns goals for education are to:
        • Raise overall educational attainment.
        • Provide fair, sufficient and stable funding.
        • Improve efficiency, governance and accountability.
        • Increase and sustain Washington’s research capacity.85
        The Puget Sound Prosperity Partnership organized a regional economic development
focus on industry clusters. Increased demand in the global marketplace shows employment
projections estimating nearly half of Washington’s job openings between 2007 and 2012 will
require a college degree – for engineers, scientists, and high technology and computer
specialists. Yet a significant imbalance exists in Washington State between market demand
and the number of students emerging from the higher education system with the skills and
knowledge to fill such jobs. Bluntly, Washington ranks as one of the leading states with workers
holding bachelor’s degrees, but is 36th out of 50 states in production of college degrees.
        The Prosperity Partnership goals are as follows:
        • Increase the pool of bachelor’s degree holders in Washington by 8,000 people by
            2010.
        • Advocate for higher education reform that translates to greater economic health for
            the region, and social/economic benefits to each and every Washington State
            resident.86




85Washington Learns Higher Education Advisory Committee, June 28, 2006. While originally listed separately, during the June
28 HEAC discussion, it was suggested that improved articulation and transitions for students may be a strategy to raise overall
educational attainment. Thus, the articulation statement is not included here. The research goal was added at this meeting.


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        The “Kitsap Learns” analysis introduces a tangible relationship between education,
workforce development and economic development. This document offers a baseline from
which to stimulate further discussions and strategies toward economic success in Kitsap
County. Coordinating education and workforce preparation requires focused efforts and
expertise to ensure a skilled workforce. This assessment explores possible applications of
Prosperity Partnership concepts in Kitsap County:
          •    Industry clusters projected for future economic growth include existing, opportunities,
               and an emerging local cluster.
          •    The jobs needed to expand program areas and support targeted industries are
               discrete for each industry, yet technology permeates throughout.
          •    The knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in those jobs requires new
               curricula in areas such as math and science, technology, and electronics.
          •    Kitsap County provides varied educational programs and training activities to
               develop a skilled workforce and fill the jobs, including costs, tuition assistance, and
               location.
          •    Recommendations for action steps in education, workforce preparation and
               organizational development span themes of advocacy, diversity, research and
               development, and publicity.87

Industry Clusters Projected for Future Economic Growth
         The future economic growth projected for Kitsap County targets industries appropriate
for this region. The industries include existing (defense, health and long-term care, and marine
trades), opportunities (clean technology, information technology and life sciences), and an
emerging local cluster (recreation and tourism).
       Local-serving foundation industries account for 66% of the Puget Sound region’s
economy. Since Kitsap County’s employment in key clusters is lower than the rest of the
region, local-serving industries play an even more critical role for the industrial structure and
employment base. Education is the foundation industry emphasis for this paper. Of course,
connecting with the other foundations -- New and Small Business Support, Social Capital, Tax
Structure, Technology Commercialization and Transportation – helps assure a strong basis for
community, workforce and economic development.

Jobs Needed to Expand Program Areas and Support Target Industries
        Jobs relate to the “stuff” of ordinary life—its design, manufacture, marketing and sales,
shipping, repair and recycling.88 Each sector features certain jobs, and technology abilities
permeate most industries. Even with disparate purposes, similar processes exist across
industries.
        The two formal clusters, Health Care and Marine Trades, focus on recruiting and
retaining skilled employees. To reach this stage, they have:



86 Puget Sound Regional Council. July 27, 2006. The concentration would be on the six primary high-demand fields: computer

specialists, engineers, life scientists, secondary teachers, health diagnosing and treating practitioners and health technologists
and technicians. Italics in original.
87The Bringing it Home to Kitsap Education Collective (2005, page 13) suggests that local demographics be evaluated, as well
as how to reach disenfranchised groups. The group also recommend including lifelong educational needs, strategies to prepare
all students for academic success, facilities implications, suggested tuition levels, impacts of WASL, and potential new partners.
88 Quattrociocchi, 2003, page 23.




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       •   Organized trade associations.
       •   Analyzed systems.
       •   Agreed on collaborative steps to strengthen the industries and track progress.
The Olympic Health Care Alliance members identified strong educational needs in image
setting, physical therapist assistants and nursing, and programs were established to fill them.
Similarly, the Marine Trades Skills Panel strives to support boat builders in the Puget Sound
region according to findings from a 2003 survey of ten “top jobs.”
       The Defense industry, which accounts for nearly 54% of local economic activity, also
stresses preparing skilled employees --- for military technologies, shipbuilding and combat
systems, logistics, maintenance, and human resources. Even so, a strategic cluster framework
for employers (and related education and labor networks) to collaborate is not apparent.
        The Clean Technology, Information Technology, and Life Sciences industries present
exciting opportunities for Kitsap County.     Clean Technology attends to power generation,
management and conservation. Information Technology jobs relate to software development
and publishing, wireless telecommunications carriers, and scientific research and development
services.   The Life Sciences jobs include biotechnology research and development,
manufacturing, surgical supplies, and preparing pharmaceuticals.
        The emerging Recreation and Tourism cluster invites visits to the beautiful natural Kitsap
Peninsula setting. While not yet formalized as a cluster, initial steps have formed a vision,
collaborated on a brand identity, and showcase local tourism occupations, such as tour guides,
travel agents and food service managers. In time, the future cluster surely will adopt additional
partners and foster a climate of entrepreneurship.
Knowledge and Skills Necessary to be Successful in Those Jobs
        We know that 50% of new jobs will require at least some college or other post-secondary
training. And, one year of college-level credit plus a credential is a “tipping point” that increases
gross wages by an average of $4,000 per year per student in Washington State.
        While the educational and training landscape in Kitsap County hosts multiple options for
learning, industry-specific knowledge requires new curricula in high demand areas such as math
and science, technology, and electronics. These are necessary at high school and beyond,
and particularly for baccalaureate options. In addition, the demand for work readiness “soft”
skills will continue, as will technical and “real world” learning opportunities (e.g., internships).

Educational and Training Programs in Place to Develop a Skilled Workforce
       The need for skilled employees in all industries depends on educational and training
programs to prepare the workforce. The range of educational opportunities in Kitsap County
appears in Section 3. Briefly, the “pipeline” options for all ages, from kindergarten through
graduate programs include:
K-12 -- Some 46,000 students are served by five school districts and six private high schools.
In addition, career and technical preparation is available for youth via:
       •   West Sound Technical Skills Center.
       •   An Olympic College Tech Prep dual credit program.
       •   The regional West Sound Consortium partnership coordinates learning experiences
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Job Training -- Training programs and resources include:
        •   Professional-Technical certificate and degree programs through Olympic College
            and vocational programs such as through Bryman College
        •   In-service or continuing education such as Paladin Data Systems training.
        •   The Olympic Workforce Development Council administers a Kitsap County Job
            Training Program (job search, career counseling, and training options), and
            coordinates two industry skill panels: Health Care and Marine Trades.

Higher Education Options
     Two-Year Degrees:
        •  Olympic College serves approximately 12,000 students on three campuses in Kitsap
           and Mason Counties, including Running Start for high school students.
        • Vicennes University partners with the U.S. Navy to merge work experience into a
           college degree.
        • The Upper Peninsula campus of Northwest Indian College in Kingston serves as a
           gateway to post-secondary education for Native American students in their home
           community.
     Baccalaureate degree programs:
        •   NW College of Art -- Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program
        •   Chapman University -- degrees in education, social sciences, human resources,
            organizational leadership, computer information systems, health sciences and
            administration, and criminal justice at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor.
        •   Old Dominion University and St. Martin’s College, on the OC campus – engineering;
            and education criminal justice, engineering, technology, health sciences, and
            business, respectively.
        •   Washington State University Extension -- credit and non credit courses are offered
            face-to-face and via a distance degrees. Life-long learning programs include
            horticulture, natural resources and agriculture, 4-H youth development, business and
            entrepreneurship, nutrition, and textiles.
        •   Western Washington University Extended Education and Summer Programs --
            education, environmental science and human services.
Resident Graduate School:
        •   Bainbridge Graduate Institute offers Certificates and a Master degree program in
            sustainable business.

        Connecting post-secondary training and education with potential occupations can help
students imagine their own possibilities. The “Kitsap County Education and Occupational
Pathways by Cluster” content earlier in this chapter presents action initiatives for the foundation
industries and potential clusters for Kitsap. Charting locally available coursework and sample
occupations for each cluster shows pathways from education to workforce development, and
highlights areas for attention. For example, a need to coordinate and cultivate educational
opportunities in Kitsap County emerges. Yet, significant disparities deter success with job
attainment and salaries for increasingly diverse populations, and a recently reported national
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Recommended Action Steps
        Major themes that emerge for education and all industry clusters are networking,
diversity, policies, research, and publicity. The “Bringing it Home to Kitsap” Education Collective
adopted action initiatives from the Prosperity Partnership, and organized activities around five
local goals, of which the present needs assessment is one. The actions are as follows:


Networks and Advocacy -- collaborate and cultivate educational opportunities in Kitsap County.
      • Sustain Kitsap Education Collective as a lifelong education coordinating council to
          collaborate on cluster-related projects rather than compete for scarce resources.
      • Produce a leadership conference on education, productivity and employment as it
          relates to economic development.
      • Support Workforce Development councils that help employees move up the “career
          ladder”.
      • Enhance the connections between education and workforce development through
          practical student-business communications such as mentoring, internships, and
          community service learning.
      • Expand the number of bachelor and advanced degrees awarded in Kitsap County
          with emphasis on math, science, health care and engineering – especially in grades
          K-12.
      • Address soft skills and professionalism across educational programs.
      • Delineate strategies to prepare all students for academic success. Using the survey
          of what student dropouts say is a good starting point.
      • Include educators/learning institutions, and the needs assessment reviewers as
          potential new partners.
Diversity – assure access to education for diverse populations.
        • Promote lifelong education needs for learners
        • Organize diversity topics for new courses and work in collaboration with
            underrepresented populations (dropouts, TANF, Hispanics, African Americans,
            seniors89) to better prepare all people for academic success.
        • Increase percentages of the region’s students graduating from high school within
            four years.
Policies - advocate for changes needed.
        • Create an education “pipeline” that adequately prepares learners at all ages.
        • Increase the number of bachelor degrees awarded in Washington, especially for
            applied sciences and engineering.
        • Effect education policies on research and development, capital facilities, and funding
            issues. Encourage demonstration projects, shared learning spaces, and sustainable
            business parks. For example, consider planning for 2-3 community classrooms
            when erecting new buildings such as higher education spaces at a new SKSD high
            school campus.
        • Consider impacts of WASL.




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Research and Development
      • Assess and implement ways to coordinate education with workforce and economic
          development in Kitsap County (e.g., Kitsap 20/20 and the “Commuters Away”
          survey).
      • Outline metrics for a “sustainability index” of economic, environmental, and cultural
          values for education and workforce initiatives (e.g., KEDC Innovation Zone Grant
          Report).
Publicity -- publicly advocate for a well-educated and adaptable workforce.
        • Develop broad support for public education and education reform in Washington.
        • Launch a public awareness campaign on the merits of science and math education,
             and the need to expand resources to meet the need for more students.
         The Kitsap Education Collective has coordinated significant linkages for education and
workforce development that can prepare this region’s residents for a prosperous economy, and
there is much still to do. All the recommended action steps will benefit the local economy, and
some have begun. The Collective plans to evaluate local demographics in early 2007. Urgent
attention is placed on formalizing an education cluster (which includes reaching out to potential
new partners). The group further underscores that establishing a university for the Kitsap-
Olympic peninsulas and determining strategies to reach disenfranchised groups are high
priorities. In addition to refining education for workforce preparation, an Education Collective
Cluster can review facilities implications, suggested tuition levels, and impacts of WASL.
         Sustaining an education cluster will enhance a culture of lifelong learning in Kitsap
County. Quality education for all residents -- and strategically increased educational options --
and especially for high demand occupations is imperative for supporting employment specific to
Kitsap County. Collaborations are critical to setting the goals, seeking funds and coordinating
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Steps in Workforce Development by Industry Cluster
The educational and occupational pathways illuminate common themes like clarity of vision,
advocacy, and public awareness. The existing and opportunity clusters for Kitsap County still
must organize business concepts and recruit and retain skilled employees. Themes that cross
all industries include:
        • Vision and values
        • Organizations and advocacy for policy innovations, including funding options (e.g.,
             trade association, stakeholder collaborations)
        • Research and identify assets and needs
        • Education/workforce preparation (diverse and skilled workforce)
        • Publicity (e.g., showcasing technologies, entrepreneurial innovations)
       Each of the industry clusters targeted for Kitsap County has attained a unique stage in
workforce development. Yet they will benefit from more attention to specific areas as follows:
Defense
       •   Formalize a Defense cluster
       •   Coordinate an advocacy network of local defense-related support industries.
       •   Continue “command university” education professional development opportunities.
Health & Long Term Care -- Recruit and retain health care workers in all occupations
       •   Continue to increase educational capacity and efficiency in training programs
       •   Sustain a mechanism for continued stakeholder collaborations, tracking, and
           planning.
Clean Tech, IT, and Life Sciences -- Each has attractive potential, but is less mature than the
existing clusters and will benefit from the following actions:
       •   Develop a vision for the cluster.
       •   Create or work with an advocacy/trade association to organize a policy framework, a
           cluster brand identity, and financial resources/innovative financing methods.
       •   Seek educational and research capacities – and a solid foundation in science, math
           and technology.
       •   Showcase local technologies and market/“map” industries or occupations that make
           up the cluster.
       •   Foster a climate of entrepreneurship.
Marine Trades
       •   Publicize ten “top jobs” that are difficult to fill.
       •   Work with educational partners to develop workforce preparation programs.
Recreation and Tourism
       •   Continue to train recreation and tourism professionals.
       •   Enhance hospitality and tourism courses through varied internship options.




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Preliminary Timeline for the Education Collective

                                                         2005
Jan      Feb        Mar       Apr    May         Jun   July         Aug          Sept        Oct      Nov   Dec
                                                       “Bringing                                            Education
                                                       it Home                                              Collective
                                                       to Kitsap”                                           formed
                                                       forum
                                                        2006
                                                       Kitsap       Contact      Amend       Form           List
---      RE         SE        AR     CH                Learns       busi-        & ratify    Bacc           local soft
                                                 ---   published    nesses       timeline,   Task           skills
                                                                    re           new         Force          progs
                                                                    interns’ps   partners
                                                                    (EDC)                    Legis.
                                                                                             agenda
                                                        2007
         SB         SB
PR       5978       5978      Form   Seek        --    ----- A      SSESS        MENT                       Int.
                              Bacc                                                           ----
                                     diversity                                                              Report
Bacc     Edited     Coord     Adv    grant/s
Task     version,   w/        Comm
Force    Kitsap     Clallam
letter   Learns     Jeff.
                    Mason
                                                        2008
Int.
Rept                                                                                                        Final
To                                                                                                          Report
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V.       Actions That Community Members Can Take NOW!
        Kitsap County offers quality education from K-12 to post-secondary education. The
Kitsap Education Collective outlined five short-term goals to improve local educational linkages
to workforce development: mentoring youth, assessing needs, providing linkages, increasing
public awareness and researching workforce development.
        The Collective has coordinated significant linkages for education and workforce
development that can prepare this region’s populace for a prosperous economy. Sustaining an
education cluster will enhance a culture of learning in Kitsap County. Quality education and
changes to increase educational options, and especially the number of bachelor degrees
awarded in the county for high demand occupations are imperative to support employment
specific to Kitsap County. Collaborations are key to setting the goals, seeking funds and
coordinating legislative recommendations.
      Above all, education is valuable for the entire community, and concerted efforts are
recommended throughout the region, as follows:
     •   Schools – coordinate education in Kitsap County
         o   Sustain education consortiums such as the West Sound Educational Leadership
             Council and the Education Collective.
         o   Infuse employability work readiness skills, especially math and science, into
             programs. Create curriculum partnerships across school districts in identified gap
             areas (e.g., math, science, electronics, robotics, manufacturing, and marine-related
             coursework; and major programs such as the Transitions Math Project).
         o   Showcase student portfolios and demonstrations of work readiness skills.
     •   Youth Groups – connect with community partners
         o   Develop a work readiness development assets list (with Commission on Children
             and Youth, WSU Extension and 4-H, and Education Collective, for example).
         o   Engage youth in conversations about work readiness, job preparation and career
             goals. Outline work readiness developmental assets.
         o   Partner with Kitsap Economic Development Council on youth-related projects.
     •   Education Collective – encourage implementation of the Kitsap Learns education
         needs assessment
         o   Distribute information about Kitsap Learns (and Washington Learns) throughout the
             community.
         o   Identify funding sources.
         o   Advocate for changes needed to increase the number of bachelor degrees awarded
             in Kitsap County.
         o   Collaborate with diverse communities toward strategies that help prepare all people
             for academic success.
         o   Prepare legislative recommendations, and support those of Washington Learns and
             the Prosperity Partnership Education Group.
         o   In addition, future collaborations could include
                Facilitating articulation agreements.
                Coordinating degree programs.
     •   Workforce Development Council – facilitate partnerships to implement pathways from
         education to the workforce.
         o   Reach out to underserved populations.


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            o    Create public forums.
       •    Kitsap Economic Development Council – link schools/students to the local business
            community.
            o    Facilitate creation of mentoring, internships, and job shadow experiences with school
                 districts and youth organizations.
       •    Businesses – engage with local schools and training programs
            o    Commit to internships and job shadows.
            o    Consult regarding curriculum.
            o    Support scholarships.
       •    Defense/military – support student learning for industry-specific preparation
            o    Volunteer in classrooms, serve on advisory committees and councils.
            o    Provide curriculum consultations and internships, career recruiting and donations of
                 equipment to schools and colleges.
       •    Elected officials – support education and workforce development.
            o    Establish policies promoting education and workforce development, and partner on
                 funding opportunities.
       •    Nonprofit and Social & Human Service Agencies –
            o    Increase coordination between diverse organizations and agencies, e.g., United Way
                 2-1-1, and Bainbridge Island Health Housing & Human Services Council.
            o    Implement United Way Information and Referral WIN 211 system.
       •    Service organizations – create and sustain relationships with youth and youth affiliates.
            o    Commit to mentoring, job shadows and collaboration with education, e.g., Kiwanis
                 and Key Club.
       •    Funders – encourage investment in Kitsap Learns and in businesses that need
            educational support90
            o    Create a Kitsap Education Foundation to focus philanthropic efforts in Kitsap.
            o    Identify/recruit Angel investors, e.g., Kitsap Community Foundation.
       •    What we can ALL do! –elevate and sustain community awareness about the
            connection of education, workforce development and economic prosperity.
            o    Develop a vision for the relationship(s) between defense/military with the Kitsap
                 community.
            o    Create pathways that support inclusion of underrepresented populations and build
                 cultural competencies.




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Personal Communications -- E-Mail and Telephone Sources
Eric Anderson, Art Anderson & Associates                    March 17, 2006
Kay Anderson, Olympic College                               May 31, 2006
Michael Anderson, Bainbridge School District                June 5, 2006
Leif Bentsen, Olympic Health Care Alliance                  March 28 & June 1, 2006
Tim Botkin, Kitsap SEED Project                             May 11, 2006
Randy Casteel, Kitsap County Public Works                   June 8, 2006
Art Castle, Kitsap Homebuilders Association                 April 10, 2006
Scott Daniel, Kitsap Health District                        April 17, 2006
Mary Ellen de la Pena, Kitsap County Human Services         April 18, 2006
Linda Kirk Fox, WSU Extension                               March 4, 2006
Brian George, Phungi , Inc                                  April 27 & 28, 2006
Helena Haas, Workforce Development of Seattle-King County   March 3, 2006
Bob Hungerford, Safe Boats                                  June 12, 2006
Sue Longstreth, Bremerton School District                   April 11, 2006
Jim McKenna, Olympic Workforce Development                  April 19, 2006
Mike Miller, Rice Fergus Miller                             May 1 & 2, 2006
Wendy Miles, Olympic College                                May 23, 2006, interview
David Mitchell, IslandWood                                  March 29, 2006
Jim Noeldner, North Kitsap School District                  June 5, 2006
Ed Stern, City of Poulsbo                                   April 5, 2006
Dick Strand, Olympic College                                June 23, 2006
Dwight Sutton, retired                                      April 8, 2006
Kurt Wagner, South Kitsap School District                   April 21, 2006
Mark Westlund, Olympic College CIS Advisory                 March 31, 2006




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                APPENDICES




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              Appendix A - The Prosperity Partnership Strategy
The key elements of the Prosperity Partnership’s strategy are summarized below, and detailed
in the sections that follow.

Economic Vision
     Members of the Prosperity Partnership share this economic vision: People living here
     have good jobs and earn good incomes. Jobs are created by businesses. Embracing our
     region’s diversity is good for business. The region has vibrant cities and thriving
     communities. The region has a healthy and beautiful environment and a good quality of
     life. Regional collaboration on a shared economic agenda ensures our region’s long-
     term sustainable economic prosperity.

Foundation Initiatives
     The Prosperity Partnership’s cluster working groups identified six Foundation Initiatives
     crucial to the sustainable growth and development of all areas of our economy. The
     initiatives touch on issues in the areas of education, technology commercialization, new
     and small business support, tax structure, transportation, and social capital and quality
     of life. These were issues raised in the course of outreach to diverse communities
     throughout the region. They roughly correspond to the economic foundations described
     earlier. Given the unique needs of our region, the “foundation initiative” areas do not
     neatly overlap with the “economic foundations” but are clearly linked to supporting those
     fundamentals of our economy.

Cluster Initiatives
       Industry clusters drive a region’s economic wealth. By taking action to support clusters,
       the region can strengthen cluster firms as well as the overall economy. Five of the 15
       clusters identified in the region were chosen to develop cluster-specific action initiatives
       in the first year of the Prosperity Partnership. The five pilot clusters are aerospace, clean
       technology, information technology, life sciences and logistics and international trade.

Organization and Implementation
      Implementation and refinement of the strategy will require sustained support from the
      public, private and nonprofit sectors. The implementation matrix will define who will do
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                        Appendix B – Cluster Development:
                 Important Considerations for Policy and Practices
1. Cluster analysis can help diagnose a region’s economic strengths and challenges and
   identify realistic ways to shape the region’s economic future.
2. Different regions have different sets of economic development opportunities. Not every
   place can or should become another Silicon Valley.
3. The foundation of a regional economy is a group of clusters, not a collection of unrelated
   firms.
4. Successful development strategies are usually those that extend, refine, or recombine a
   region’s existing strengths, not those that indiscriminately chase companies or industries.
5. Identifying a cluster’s competitive strengths and needs requires an ongoing dialogue with
   the firms and other economic actors in the cluster.
6. It is more important and fruitful to work with groups of firms on common problems (such as
   training or industrial modernization) than to work with individual firms.
7. Economic development subsidies and recruitment efforts aimed at individual firms, if used at
   all, should be focused on firms that fit within existing clusters.
8. It is difficult for public policy to create new clusters deliberately. Instead, policymakers and
   practitioners should promote and maintain the economic conditions that enable new clusters
   to emerge. Such an environment, for example, might support knowledge creation,
   entrepreneurship, new firm formation, and the availability of capital.
9. Cluster policy and practice are not:
        • Just a public-sector activity
        • A program
        • A means of “picking winners”
        • A one-size-fits-all approach to economic development.

Source: Cortright, J. 2006. “Making Sense of Clusters.” Discussion Paper. Washington, DC: Metropolitan Policy Program, The
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           Appendix C – Washington Learns Legislative Charges
EARLY LEARNING
   •   Develop an early learning plan to improve the organization of early learning programs
       and services and to improve accessibility and quality of early learning programs and
       services.
    • Provide recommendations to the governor and legislature concerning:
           o Identification of current populations being served and potential populations to be
                served by early learning programs and services;
           o The state’s role in supporting quality early learning programs and services;
           o Appropriate levels and sources of stable and sustainable funding to meet
                statewide and local needs for early learning programs and services, including
                public-private partnerships;
           o Changes in existing early learning programs and services, including their
                administration, to improve their efficiency, effectiveness and quality;
           o Changes in programs and service to ensure content is aligned with what children
                need to know and be able to do upon entering school;
           o How to maximize available early learning resources to ensure children are
                receiving continuity of care; and
    • Providing for smooth transitions from early learning programs and services to K-12
       programs.
    • Develop a voluntary, quality-based graduated rating system to provide information to
       parents about program quality and to provide resources and incentives to improve
       quality.
    • Develop a tiered-reimbursement system for state-subsidized child care to improve
       quality of care for children in state-funded care; and
    • Provide recommendations to the governor and legislature concerning regulation of child
       care, including care that is exempt from regulation and unlicensed care that is subject to
       regulation.
K-12 EDUCATION
General Finance and Policy Background
    • Review the constitutional and legal requirements of the K-12 finance system and how
       those requirements are affected by education reform efforts to provide all students with
       the opportunity to achieve the state standards.
Financial Analysis
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses of the current K-12 funding system and consider how
       local school districts use the funding provided to meet state requirements and student
       learning goals.
    • Review K-12 finance systems in at least five other states.
    • Identify efficiencies in district spending practices.
    • Consider local and regional funding challenges faced by individual school districts
       throughout the state.
    • Identify potential changes to the current salary system that would be more closely
       related to professional development and enhancement of student performance.
    • Identify potential changes to the current K-12 finance system including
       recommendations on the amount of funding and how that funding would be distributed
       and consideration of how these changes would impact student achievement.
Policy Considerations
    • Assure program accountability.
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     •   Provide programs that assist students in meeting standards.
     •   Help students stay in school.
     •   Improve the effectiveness of instruction for students who are learning English as a
         second language.
     •   Consider impacts of the certification requirements for teachers.
     •   Identify appropriate preparation requirements for paraeducators.

HIGHER EDUCATION
Fiscal issues
    • Examine options for creating a new funding system
    • Examine methods of determining the cost of instruction for various programs
    • Identify appropriate shares of the cost of instruction for tuition, state subsidies, and
        financial aid
    • Identify costs associated with increasing access to BA degrees
    • Identify options for coordinating higher education capital and operating budgets
    • Review higher education governance as it relates to fiscal policies
Enrollment issues
    • Identify the number and type of enrollments needed to meet demographic and work
        force training needs
    • Identify enrollment distribution patterns throughout the higher education system needed
        to meet demographic and workforce training needs
    • Recommend strategies for increasing BA degree opportunities
    • Identify options for using enrollment capacity at independent colleges and universities
Transition issues
    • Examine ways to provide smooth transitions from high school to college. For instance,
        by ensuring adequate preparation for college course work and increasing dual credit
        options for high school students
    • Create a common transfer and articulation plan for community colleges and
        baccalaureate institutions
Research issues
    • Identify incentives to optimize research conducted by public higher education institutions
    • Identify research that, if conducted by Washington public higher education institutions,
        will stimulate the economy and address social issues

Source: Washington Learns (2005.) Legislative Charges for Washington Learns. State of Washington: Olympia, WA. Retrieved
on February 28, 2006 from http://www.washingtonlearns.wa.gov/meetings/0508/LegislativeCharges_0805.pdf




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                         Appendix D - Policy Pathways to Improve
                             High School Graduation Rates



The stories, insights and reflections from this student survey and the focus groups
reveal the importance of the student voice in the discussion about what must be done to
improve high school graduation rates and to prepare struggling students for successful
futures. The students have spoken. It is time for us to respond. To help these students
succeed, we need:


Different schools for different students. Instead of the usual “one size fits all” school,
districts should develop options for students, including a curriculum that connects what they are
learning in the classroom with real life experiences and with work, smaller learning communities
with more individualized instruction, and alternative schools that offer specialized programs to
students at-risk of dropping out. Teachers should have high expectations for their students and
try different approaches to motivate them to learn.

Parent engagement strategies and individualized graduation plans. Schools and teachers
should strengthen their communication with parents and work with them to ensure students
show up and complete their work and develop graduation plans that are shared with parents.

Early warning systems. Schools need to develop district-wide (or even state-wide) early
warning systems to help them identify students at risk of failing in school and to develop
mechanisms that trigger, and ensure there is follow through on the appropriate support for the
students. One clear step relates to absenteeism. Every day, schools should have a reliable list
of the students who failed to attend school and should notify parents or guardians immediately
and take appropriate action to ensure students attend school and have the support they need to
remain in school.

Additional supports and adult advocates. Schools need to provide a wide range of
supplemental services or intensive assistance strategies for struggling students in schools –
literacy programs, attendance monitoring, school and peer counseling, mentoring, tutoring,
double class periods, internships, service-learning, summer school programs, and more – and
provide adult advocates in the school who can help students find the support they need.
Schools also need to provide appropriate supports to students with special needs, such as
pregnant women and students with disabilities, and enhance their coordination with community-
based institutions and government agencies.




Source: From John M. Bridgeland, John J. DiIulio, & Karen Burke Morison. The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School
Dropouts, page 14




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                                 Appendix E
                     West Sound Educational Opportunities



1.      West Sound School Districts & Private Schools

2.      High School Programs

     ⇒ Dual Credit Programs in Washington State
     ⇒ Advanced Placement Courses Offered at Kitsap County High Schools

3.      Colleges and Universities – Kitsap County

4.      Professional Development Opportunities and Trainings

     ⇒ Snapshot of Professional Development Opportunities & Trainings in Kitsap County
     ⇒ Ongoing Professional Development & Training Opportunities, January-March 2006
     ⇒ Kitsap County Organizations Offering Training or Continuing Education




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                 Appendix E-1 West Sound School Districts



Bainbridge Island School District      North Mason School District
8489 Madison Ave. NE                   74 E. Campus Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110            Belfair, WA 98528
(206) 842-4714                         (360) 277-2300
http://www.bainbridge.wednet.edu/      http://www.nmsd.wednet.edu/x848.xml

Bremerton School District              Peninsula School District
134 N. Marion Ave.                     14015 62nd Ave. NW
Bremerton, WA 98312                    Gig Harbor, WA 98332
(360) 478-5151                         (253) 530-1000
http://www.bremertonschools.org/       http://www.peninsula.wednet.edu/

Central Kitsap School District         Shelton School District
9210 Silverdale Way                    700 south 1st St.
Silverdale, WA 98383                   Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 692-3111                         (360) 426-1687
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/            http://www.shelton.wednet.edu/

Mary M Knight School District 311      South Kitsap School District
2987 W Matlock Brady Rd                1962 Hoover Avenue SE
Elma, WA 98541                         Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 426-6767                         (360) 874-7000
http://www.mmk.wednet.edu/             http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/

North Kitsap School District           West Sound Technical Skills Center
18360 Caldart Avenue NE                101 National Avenue N.
Poulsbo, WA 98370                      Bremerton, WA 98312
(360) 779-8700                         (360) 478-5083
http://www.nksd.wednet.edu/            www.westsoundtech.com




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                        Private Schools in Kitsap County

BREMERTON                                    Poulsbo SDA School                     1-7
Alta Vista School            Grades 8-12     1700 Lincoln NE
245 Fourth St                                Poulsbo 98370; (360) 779-6290
Bremerton 98337; (360) 479-7438
                                             Silverwood School                      1-6
Barker Creek Montessori School  Pre K-K      1400 Central Valley Road NE
8600 Nels Nelson Road NW                     Poulsbo 98370 (360) 697-7526
Bremerton 98310; (360) 698-0706
                                             The Farm                          Pre K-K
Christ the King Lutheran School Pre K-8      17197 Clear Creek Road
8059 Chico Way NW                            Poulsbo 98370; (360) 779-2620
Bremerton 98312; (360) 692-8798
                                             West Sound Academy                   6-12
King's West School                    K-12   P.O. Box 807
4012 Chico Way NW                            Poulsbo 98370; (360) 598-5954
Bremerton 98312; (206) 546-7211
                                             PORT ORCHARD
Kitsap Adventist School                K-8   Bethany Lutheran Elementary       Pre K-8
5088 NW Taylor Road                          151 Tremont W
Bremerton 98312; (360) 377-4542              Port Orchard 98367; (360) 876-0813

Lakeside Montessori             Pre K-K      Discovery Montessori              Pre K-5
7730 NW Wildcat Lake Road                    1026 Sidney Ave
Bremerton 98312; (360) 830-4568              Port Orchard 98366; (360) 337-5745

Our Lady of the Sea Catholic School   K-8    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
1516 Fifth St                                Carden Country School                 K-8
Bremerton 98337; (360) 373-5162              P.O. Box 10661
                                             Bainbridge Island 98110; (206) 842-6510
Peace Lutheran School             Pre K-8
1234 NE Riddell Road                         Hyla Middle School                     6-8
Bremerton 98310; (360) 373-5028              7861 Bucklin Hill Road
                                             Bainbridge Island 98110; (206) 842-5988
Sylvan Way Christian Schools    Pre K-8
900 Sylvan Way                               Madrona School                     Pre K-7
Bremerton 98310; (360) 373-5028              105 Winslow Way W
                                             Bainbridge Island 98110; (206) 855-8041
POULSBO
Children's Garden Montessori      Pre K-K    Montessori Country School          Pre K-K
3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road                    10994 Arrow Point Drive NE
Poulsbo 98370; (360) 779-1225                Bainbridge Island 98110; (206) 842-4966

Christ the King Academy                K-9   Voyager Montessori Elementary          1-5
705 NE Lincoln                               P.O. Box 11252
Poulsbo 98370; (360) 779-9189                Bainbridge Island 98110; (206) 780-5661




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      Appendix E – 2 Dual Credit Programs in Washington State
               The following programs allow high school students to acquire useful college-level skills
                                  and earn college credit while still in high school.

                      Program                                               Student
   Program                                       Advantage                                                Tuition/Fees
                     Description                                         Responsibilities
                                             •    Remain in high
                                                  school
                Enables high school •             Prepare for       •        Enroll in Tech Prep
                students to begin a               vocational/techni          designated class at
                                                                                                  Fees vary by
  TECH PREP vocational/technical                  cal career                 the high school
                                                                                                  college – minimal to
 (2+2 or 2+2+2) program that leads to •           Earn both high    •        Earn a “B” or better no cost to student.
                a two-year degree or              school and                 in the course
                certificate program.              college credit
                                             •    College credit at
                                                  little or no cost

                                                                       •     Determine
                                                                             transferability of
                                                                             Running Start
                  Allows qualified high •         Accelerated
                                                                             college credits
                  school juniors and              class                                              Tuition waived,
                                                                       •     Ensure credits
 Running Start
                  seniors to attend     •         Earn both high
                                                                             apply to high
                                                                                                     student pays lab
                  college classes, and            school and                                         fees, textbooks and
                                                                             school graduation
                  earn high school and            college credit                                     transportation.
                                                                             requirements
                  college credit.
                                                                       •     Meet deadlines
                                                                             (application/
                                                                             registration)

                  Allows qualified high •         Remain in high                                     Variety of fees
                  school students to              school                                             associated with
 College in the
                  take college- level   •         Accelerated          •     Meet college            program, including
                  courses within their            class                      course standards        tuition and
  High School
                  school and earn both •          Earn both high                                     textbooks often
                  high school and                 school and                                         provided at reduced
                  college credit.                 college credit                                     cost.
                                             •    Remain in high
                                                  school
                  Specific courses that
                  prepare high school
                                        •         Accelerated
                                                  class
                  students to take                                     •     Apply for testing
  Advanced        advanced placement •            Advanced
                                                                       •     Meet high         Advanced
  Placement       tests, allowing                 placement
                                                                             academic standard placement test fee
                  advanced placement              and/or college
                  and/or credit at the            credit granted
                  postsecondary level.            based on
                                                  successful AP
                                                  test score
                Offers internationally
                recognized college                                     •     Maintain high
  International
                credit for students    •          Remain in high             degree of
                                                                                                     Examination costs
                completing a                      school                     scholarship
 Baccalaureate standardized                                                                          incurred by student
                                                                       •     Apply for testing
                curriculum and
                culminating exam.




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                        Advanced Placement Courses offered at
                            High Schools in Kitsap County
                                Biology                      Calculus BC                  European History
  Bainbridge High
                                Chemistry                    Statistics                   U.S. Government &
  Enrollment: 1,485
                                Physics                      English Literature &         Politics
  AP Courses: 9
                                Calculus AB                  Composition
                                English Language &           Chemistry
  Bremerton High
                                Composition                  U.S. History
  Enrollment: 1,155
                                Calculus AB                  World History
  AP Courses: 6
                                Calculus BC
                                Studio Art: 2-D Design       Spanish Literature           Environmental Science
                                Studio Art: 3-D Design       Calculus AB                  U.S. History
                                Studio Art: Drawing          Calculus BC                  European History
                                Art History                  Statistics                   World History
  Central Kitsap High           English Language &           Computer Science A           Government & Politics:
  Enrollment: 1,303             Composition                  Computer Science AB          Comparative
  AP Courses: 27                English Literature &         Biology                      U.S. Government and
                                Composition                  Chemistry                    Politics
                                French Language              Physics B                    Psychology
                                German Language              Physics C                    Music Theory
                                Spanish Language

                                Studio Art                        Spanish Language          Physics C
                                English Language &                Computer Science A        US History
  Klahowya Secondary
                                Composition                       Computer Science B        European History
  Enrollment: 437
                                English Literature &              Calculus BC               U.S. Government &
  AP Courses: 18
                                Composition                       Statistics                Politics
                                French Language                   Biology                   Psychology
                                German Language                   Chemistry                 Environmental Science
                                Studio Art                        Calculus BC               European History
                                Art History                       Statistics                U.S. Government and
  Olympic High
                                English Literature &              Computer Science A        Politics
  Enrollment: 1,126
                                Composition                       Computer Science B        World History
  AP Courses: 18
                                French Language                   Biology                   Psychology
                                Spanish Language                  Chemistry                 Music Theory
                                Calculus AB                       U.S. History
                                Biology                           English Literature &      Studio Art
  North Kitsap High
                                Calculus AB                       Composition               U.S. History
  Enrollment: 1,336
                                Calculus BC                       European History
  AP Courses: 8
                                                                  Spanish
                                   English                        Economics
  South Kitsap High
                                   Statistics                     U.S. Government and
  Enrollment: 2,400
                                   Calculus                       Politics
  AP Courses: 7
                                   Chemistry                      U.S. History
Source: Lewis, Chad, (2006). Advanced Placement Courses. January 16, 2006. Kitsap Sun: Bremerton, WA. Retrieved March
27, 2006 from http://www.kitsapsun.com/bsun/local/article/0,2403,BSUN_19088_4391711,00.html




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       Appendix E – 3 Colleges and Universities in Kitsap County

Two-Year College Programs                       Baccalaureate & Certificate Programs
Northwest Indian College                        Chapman University – University College
Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe                     Trident Training Facility
Little Boston Road                              2000 Thresher Ave., Rm G211
Kingston, WA 98346                              P.O. Box 2120
                                                Silverdale, WA 98383-2120
Olympic College                                 360-779-2040/Fax 779-1011
1600 Chester Ave.                               http://www1.chapman.edu/univcoll/ac/bangor/
Bremerton, WA 98337- 1699                       Site Coordinator: Laurie Cook
360-792-6050 or 1-800-259-6718                  lcook@chapman.edu
http://www.olympic.edu/
                                                Northwest College of Art
Vincennes University – Washington               16301 Creative Drive NE
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,                     Poulsbo, WA 98370
Naval Station Kitsap, Bremerton, Bangor and     360-779-9993
Naval Hospital                                  Admissions Rep: Mark Stoddard
2255 Cole Avenue, Building 853                  MStoddard@nca.edu, 697-8143
Bremerton, WA 98314-5285                        www.nca.edu/
360-478-7202.
Director: Karen Bolton                          Old Dominion University
vumepwa-director@qwest.net                      1600 Chester Ave., B-110-B
Advising: vumepwa-advisor@qwest.net             Bremerton, WA 98337
http://www.vinu.edu/FutureStudents/Military/w   360-475-7280/Fax 475-7284
ashington.aspx                                  Site Director: Victoria Sager
                                                Site Staff: Denise Ramirez
                                                E-Mail: ttnoc@odu.edu
                                                http://www.dl.odu.edu/locations/ttnusa/olympi
Vocational Programs                             c/programs.html
Bryman College
3649 Frontage Road                              Saint Martin's School of Engineering –
Port Orchard, WA 98367                          Olympic College
360-473-1120/Fax (360) 792-2404                 1600 Chester Avenue, Room CSC 314
http://www.bryman-college.com/about.php?        Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
schoolLocation=Port%20Orchard                   360-475-7686
                                                Dean: Dr. Anthony de Sam Lazaro
Paladin Data Systems Training                   Email: alazaro@oc.ctc.edu
19362 Powder Hill Place NE                      http://www.stmartin.edu/engineering/mechani
Poulsbo, WA 98370                               cal/olympic/index.htm
360-779-3100/800-532-8448
Fax 779-2600                                    Washington State University
http://www.certifiedon.net/                     Office of Distance Degree Programs
                                                Van Doren Hall
                                                PO Box 645220
                                                Pullman, WA 99164-5220
                                                1-800-222-4WSU (222-4978)
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WSU-Kitsap County Extension                 Graduate Programs
345 6th Street, Suite 550                   Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Bremerton, WA 98337-1874                    284 NE Madrona Way, Suite 124
360-337-7157                                Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Director: Arno Bergstrom                    206-855-9559/Fax 855-9045
http://kitsap.wsu.edu                       www.bgiedu.org
                                            Certificates in Sustainable Business
Western Washington University               Master degrees in Sustainable Business
Extended Education & Summer Programs
516 High Street, MS 5293                    IslandWood – University of Washington
Bellingham, WA 98225                        4450 Blakely Avenue NE
360-650-3308                                Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
E-mail eesp@wwu.edu                         206-855-4300
                                            www.islandwood.org
WWU Bremerton/Kitsap Center
                                            Graduate residency in Education,
1600 Chester Avenue
                                            Environment & Community
Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
360-475-7268 / Fax: 360-475-7248
                                            See also for graduate program offerings:
E-mail eesp.bremerton@wwu.edu
                                            Chapman University
http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/eesp/location_
                                            Old Dominion University
bremerton.shtml
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                               Appendix E-4
                 Snapshot of Kitsap Continuing Education
                and Professional Development Opportunities

                    County-wide Snapshot* for March 2006
                                                              Training
Date                      Training                                                  Location
                                                            Organization
 1     DCFS LICENSED FOSTER PARENT                        DSHS/DCFS               Bremerton
       TRAINING (4-session training)
 1     REVENUE REPLACEMENT WORKSHOP, 9:00 Olympic Educational                     Silverdale
       AM – 12:00 PM.                                     Service District
                                                          (OESD)
 3     Advanced SCUBA / NAUI Certifications (3-day Sound Dive Center              Bremerton
       class) Open to all certified divers (NAUI, PADI or
       SSI)
 4     Walk & Shop with Linda Cochran. Garden tour, Heronswood Nursery            Kingston
       plant selections and design ideas.
 4     MS Access: Level 1                                 Olympic College         Bremerton
                                                          Continuing Education
 4     MS Word: Level 2                                   Olympic College         Bremerton
                                                          Continuing Education
 4     Webelos Leader Outdoor Training                    Boy Scouts of           Port Orchard
                                                          America – Sinclair
                                                          District
 5     Kitsap Master Gardeners 2006 Speaker Series. Kitsap Master                 Bremerton
       Linda Beutler: Gardening with Clematis             Gardeners
 6     Start Selling on E-Bay (2 week class)              Personal Computing      Port Orchard
                                                          Skills / South Kitsap
                                                          Community Schools
 6     MS PowerPoint: Level 1 (2-day class)               Olympic College         Bremerton
                                                          Continuing Education
 7     SCUBA / NAUI Certifications (3-week class)         Sound Dive Center       Bremerton
 7     Microsoft Word - Introduction                      Paladin Data Systems    Poulsbo
 8     Microsoft Excel - Introduction                     Paladin Data Systems    Poulsbo
 9     Microsoft Access - Introduction                    Paladin Data Systems    Poulsbo
 9     SELF-MUTILATION: A SCHOOL AND                      OESD                    Bremerton
       COMMUNITY RESPONSE
 9     Venturing Roundtable Themes: March:                Boy Scouts of           Silverdale
       Brainstorming Recruiting – setting a plan.         America – Orca
                                                          District
 9     Leader Roundtables and Order of the Arrow          Boy Scouts of           Port Orchard
       Training                                           America – Sinclair
                                                          District
  9    Microsoft Access - Introduction                    Paladin Data Systems    Poulsbo
 10    Sustainable Business Speaker Series                Bainbridge Graduate     Bainbridge
                                                          Institute               Island




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 11   YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING                       Kitsap County        Port Orchard
                                                      Commission on
                                                      Children and Youth
 11   MS Excel: Intermediate                          Olympic College      Bremerton
                                                      Continuing Education
 11   Clear Creek Nursery - Pruning and Fruit Trees   Clear Creek Nursery Silverdale
      by Chris Smith.
 12   Kitsap Master Gardeners 2006 Speaker Series.     Kitsap Master          Bremerton
      Bill McClaren: Dahlias                           Gardeners
 13   Web Page Design 1 (2-day class)                  Olympic College        Bremerton
                                                       Continuing Education
 14   Genealogy on the Internet                        Olympic College        Bremerton
      (2-day class)                                    Continuing Education
 14   SPECIAL LECTURE: “In the Company of Crows Bloedel Reserve               Bainbridge
      and Ravens” with John Marzluff, Ph.D. & Tony                            Island
      Angell
 14   Grant Writing (2-day class)                      Olympic College        Bremerton
                                                       Continuing Education
 15   MS Project - Introduction                        Paladin Data Systems   Poulsbo
 15   The Waters of Puget Sound and the Hood Canal Olympic College            Bremerton
      – Kitsap/Mason Lecture Series
 16   Hacks, Cracks, and Computer Attacks              Kitsap Regional        Poulsbo
                                                       Library
 16   Venture Leaders Training                         Boy Scouts of          Port Orchard
                                                       America – Sinclair
                                                       District
 16   Microsoft Outlook - Intermediate                 Paladin Data Systems   Poulsbo
 16   ANYONE CAN BE A LEADER                           OESD                   Bremerton
 18   Artful Pruning with Bess Bronstein, arborist and Heronswood Nursery     Kingston
      instructor at Edmonds Community College.
 16   Microsoft Outlook - Intermediate                 Paladin Data Systems   Poulsbo
 18   Veggies and Berries                              Clear Creek Nursery    Silverdale
 19   IslandWood Film Series 6: Being Caribou,         Bainbridge Graduate    Bainbridge
      community and environmental stewardship.         Institute              Island
 19   Kitsap Master Gardeners 2006 Speaker Series. Kitsap Master              Bremerton
      Ed Hume                                          Gardeners
 20   THE GRANTSMANSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM NonProfit Center /                   Tacoma
      (5-day class)                                    University of
                                                       Washington
 20   Microsoft Access – Intermediate (2-day class)    Paladin Data Systems   Poulsbo
 21   WEED INVASIVE PLANTS NATURALLY with              Central Kitsap         Silverdale
      Jim Trainer: Certified Forester & Dana Coggon: Community Schools
      WSU Kitsap County Weed Scientist
 22   Kitsap and Mason County Weather                  Olympic College        Bremerton
      Kitsap/Mason Lecture Series
 22   THE PACIFIC OCEAN: ITS HEALTH AND                IslandWood             Bainbridge
      HUMAN IMPACT                                                            Island
 22   FRAGILE BRAIN SERIES: Understanding the          OESD                   Bremerton
      ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Brain (2-day
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  22       Microsoft Excel - Intermediate                                                Paladin Data Systems Poulsbo
  23       Microsoft Access - Advanced I                                                 Paladin Data Systems Poulsbo
  23       Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM): Scripting                                 Paladin Data Systems Poulsbo
           Microsoft Windows Management
           Instrumentation
  23       Microsoft Windows Scripting Host: Scripting                                   Paladin Data Systems Poulsbo
           Microsoft Windows Management
           Instrumentation
  23       Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, CE, NT: Scripting                                 Paladin Data Systems Poulsbo
           Microsoft Windows Management
           Instrumentation
  23       Volunteer Training: Youth Protection          Boy Scouts of                                                       Port Orchard
                                                         America – Sinclair
                                                         District
  24       Microsoft Excel - Advanced                    Paladin Data Systems                                                Poulsbo
  25       THE SMART PARENT REVOLUTION with              Imagine Bainbridge:                                                 Bainbridge
           author and learning specialist Dr. Dawna      Building Community,                                                 Island
           Markova.                                      one family at a time
  25       The Bainbridge Island Home & Garden Show      Bainbridge Island                                                   Bainbridge
           demonstrations                                Chamber of                                                          Island
                                                         Commerce
  25       Savage Plants - Basic Pruning Techniques with Heronswood Nursery                                                  Kingston
           Bess Bronstein
  27       Microsoft .NET: Programming the Microsoft     Paladin Data Systems                                                Poulsbo
           .NET Framework with C#
  28       Neighbor Power: Building Community the        Kitsap Regional                                                     Kingston
           Seattle Way with Jim Diers, grass-roots       Library
           community organizer
  28       Microsoft Internet Information Server         Paladin Data Systems                                                Poulsbo
           (IIS):Updating Web Server Skills to Microsoft
           Internet Information Services 6.0 (Workshop)
  29       Microsoft Project - Intermediate              Paladin Data Systems                                                Poulsbo
  29       The Geology of Kitsap and Mason Counties      Olympic College                                                     Bremerton
           Kitsap/Mason Lecture Series
  30       KEDC 2006 Annual Meeting. Keynote speaker Kitsap Economic                                                         Silverdale
           Lane Rawlins, President of Washington State   Development Council
           University
  30       Trees and Shrubs, with Dan Hinkley            Heronswood Nursery                                                  Kingston
  30       Microsoft Power Point - Advanced              Paladin Data Systems                                                Poulsbo
*This information is meant to represent the variety of learning opportunities available at a particular point in time, and does not intentionally
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      Ongoing Professional Development and Training Opportunities
                        January – March 2006
Central Kitsap Community Schools, Silverdale, WA
      CONTINUING SPANISH: Jan. 25 - March 29
      BASIC ITALIAN: Jan. 9 - March 27
          • Cont. Beginning: Jan. 10 - March 14
          • Intermediate: Jan. 10 - March 14
          • Advanced: Jan. 9 - March 27
      AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Jan. 10 - March 14
      SIGNING EXACT ENGLISH: Feb. 6 - March 27
      BEGINNING JAPANESE: Jan. 10 - March 1
Kitsap Regional Library
      Computer Basics / Internet 101: March 1-31 (9 sessions of each class offered
      county-wide)
      Tax Assistance - Tax Return Help: March 1-31 (6 sessions offered in Port
      Orchard)
South Kitsap Community Schools, Port Orchard, WA.
      Personal Computing Skills, Computer Basics for Adults: Jan 25- Mar 1
      Intermediate Computers for Adults: Jan 26- Mar 2
Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce Community Schools Bainbridge Island, WA
      MICROSOFT EXCEL—INTERMEDIATE: Feb 22-Mar 15
      MICROSOFT WORD II: Feb 28-Mar 21
      CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I: Jan 24-Mar 21
      CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II: Jan 26- Mar 23
      SPANISH I: Jan 24-Mar 20
      SPANISH II: Jan 24-Mar 14
      SPANISH III: Jan 25-Mar 15
      BASIC JAPANESE CONVERSATION: Jan 26-March 23
      WRITING FOR THE BUSINESS OF YOUR LIFE: Jan 24-Mar 21
      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Jan 24-Mar 7




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                        Kitsap County Organizations
                 Offering Training or Continuing Education

Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce http://www.bainbridgechamber.com/
Bainbridge Graduate Institute http://www.bgiedu.org/
Bainbridge Island Community Schools
http://www.bainbridgechamber.com/communityschools1.htm
Bloedel Reserve http://www.bloedelreserve.org
Boy Scouts of America – Orca District http://members.doubleknot.com/Orca_District/
Boy Scouts of America – Sinclair District
http://members.doubleknot.com/Sinclair_District/
Central Kitsap Community Schools
http://www.cksd.wednet.edu/Commschool/default.htm
Girl Scouts http://www.girlscoutstotem.org/
Imagine Bainbridge http://www.imaginebainbridge.blogspot.com/
IslandWood http://www.islandwood.org/
Kitsap County "In the Works" Newsletter
http://www.kitsapgov.com/hr/wsolympic/ccy.htm
Kitsap County Parks and Recreation
http://www.kitsapgov.com/parks/pdfs/recreation_pdfs/2006_winter_guide.pdf
Economic Development Council of Kitsap County http://www.kitsapedc.org/
Kitsap Regional Library http://www.krl.org/
Kitsap Visitors Bureau http://www.visitkitsap.com/
Master Gardeners http://www.kitsapgardens.org/index.htm
Olympic College http://www.oc.ctc.edu
Paladin Data Systems http://www.paladindata.com/training/index.htm
South Kitsap Community Schools
http://www.skitsap.wednet.edu/npage.asp?iDRN=1015&iCRN=1174
The NonProfit Center http://www.npcenter.org/index.html
Washington Cash www.washingtoncash.org
Washington Technology Center http://www.watechcenter.org/
West Sound Technology Professionals Association http://www.wstpa.org/




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                       Appendix F – Education & Occupation Opportunities in Kitsap County by Cluster

                                                          Local Economic Foundations
                                                                          Education
    Planning, administering, managing, and providing education and training services; related learning support services such as library, information services,
                                 child care, and counseling services; and preparatory medical training in educational settings.

           High School Programs                                     Two-Year Programs                                     Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                                Olympic College                                       Washington State University
Student Leadership                                    Early Childhood Education (AAS, AAS-T, ATA)           Education (teaching certificate) - BA
Independent Living                                    Early Childhood Education (Cert/P)                    Endorsements
Exploring Childhood 1-2                               ECE Assistant (Cert/R)                                Professional Certification Program (PCP)
                                                      ECE Program Administration (Cert/R)                   English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement
Bremerton School District                             Education (AAS)                                       Special Education Endorsement
Child Development                                     Family Childcare Management (Cert/R)                  Place-based Education
Careers in Education                                  Infant-Toddler Specialist (Cert/R)                    Graduate Certificates
                                                      Paraeducator (ATA)                                    Instructional Design Certificate
Central Kitsap School District
Child Psychology                                                                                            Western Washington University
Advanced Child Psychology                                                                                   Elementary Teacher Education, BAE & Certification
Careers In Teaching                                                                                         Educational Administration, MEd and Principal
                                                                                                            Certification
South Kitsap School District                                                                                Elementary Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate
Early Childhood Education FACSE
Athletic Medicine                                                                                           IslandWood – University of Washington
                                                                                                            Graduate Residency in Education, Environment and
North Kitsap School District                                                                                Community (EEC) (In Partnership with the University
Child Psychology                                                                                            of Washington College of Education)
Careers in Education
Computer Service Tech                                                                                       Old Dominion
Psychology                                                                                                  Undergraduate Programs**
Sociology                                                                                                   Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Teacher Preparation
Speech                                                                                                      Concentration (BS)
Drama                                                                                                       Occupational and Technical Studies Major - Training
Leadership                                                                                                  Specialist Emphasis (BS)
Anatomy & Physiology                                                                                        Graduate Programs**
Athletic Medicine I, II & III                                                                               Community College Leadership (PhD)
Special Education Tutor                                                                                     Elementary / Middle Education - Elementary Teacher
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning                                                            Education (PK-6) (MSEd)

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West Sound Technical Skills Center    Secondary Education (6-12) (MSEd)
Early Childhood Education Assistant   Occupational and Technical Studies - Business and
                                      Industry Training Concentration (MS)
                                      Occupational and Technical Studies - Community
                                      College Teaching Concentration (MS)
                                      Occupational and Technical Studies - Middle and
                                      Secondary Teaching Concentration (MS)
                                      Special Education (MSEd)

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                                                         New and Small Business Support
   Planning, managing, and providing administrative support, information processing, business communications, marketing, accounting, financing, and human
                                                                resource management services.

             High School Programs                                Two-Year Programs                                   Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                              Olympic College                                     Washington State University
Student Leadership                                  Accounting Clerk (Cert/P)                           Bachelor’s Degrees
Business Law                                        Accounting Technology (ATA)                         Business Administration: Management and
Business English                                    Administrative Office Support (ATA)                 Operations / Organization Management Minor – BA
Accounting (First & Second Year)                    Business and Economics (AAS)                        Business Administration: Management Information
Economics                                           Business Management (ATA)                           Systems (MIS) - BA
Computer Applications with                          Business Management (Cert/P)                        Certificate Programs
Word/Access/Excel/PowerPoint                        Business Management (Cert/R)                        Professional Writing Certificate
                                                    Computer Information Systems (ATA)                  NxLevel Entrepreneurship Business Course
Bremerton School District                           Computer Science (AAS)                              NxLevel Micro Enterprise Course
Accounting I & II                                   Customer Service Specialist (Cert/R)                NxLevel International Business Course
Computer Applications                               Electronics (ATA)                                   NxLevel Agricultural Entrepreneurism
Marketing                                           General Office Support (Cert/P)
Fashion Marketing                                   I.T. Project Management Essentials (Cert/R)         Bainbridge Graduate Institute
                                                    Information Systems Security (Cert/R)               Sustainable Business – Certificate
                                                    Internetworking Technician (Cert/R)                 Sustainable Business – MBA
Central Kitsap School District                      LAN Administration & Support (Cert/P)
Accounting                                          Legal Office Professional (ATA)
Computer Applications                               Legal Support Professional (Cert/P)                 Chapman University – University College
Web Page Design                                     Mathematics (AAS)                                   Bachelor’s Degree
                                                    Network Implementation & Support (ATA)              Computer Information Systems – BS
South Kitsap School District                        Small Office/Home Office Associate (Cert/R)         Organizational Leadership – BA
MOS Word Essentials                                 Technical Support (Cert/P)                          Master’s Degrees
MOS Excel Essentials                                Technical Support (Cert/R)                          Human Resources – MS
MOS PowerPoint Essentials                           Workplace Technology Skills (Cert/C)                Organizational Leadership – MA
Digital Communications                                                                                  Degree Certificates
Digital Media                                       Vincennes University                                Human Resources
IC3                                                 Degree Programs:                                    Organization Development
Newspaper                                           Business Management, AAS                            Organizational Leadership
Yearbook                                            Business Studies Option, AAS
Marketing                                           Certificate Programs:                               Old Dominion
                                                    Behavioral Sciences – Social/Industrial Relations   Undergraduate Programs**
North Kitsap School District                                                                            Communication Major – Professional
Accounting                                                                                              Communications (BS)
                                                                                                        Interdisciplinary Studies Major – Professional Writing
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Digitools                                         Concentration (BS)
Business Math                                     Accounting Major (BSBA)
Business English                                  Finance Major (BSBA)
Applied Math I, II & III                          Management Major (BSBA)
Independent Living                                Marketing Major (BSBA)
Yearbook                                          Occupational and Technical Studies Major – Training
Creative Writing                                  Specialist Emphasis (B.)
Speech/Drama                                      Graduate Programs **
MS Office I, II & III                             Master of Engineering Management (MEM)
Digital Design
Marketing/Merchandising                           ** Online or Teletechnet
Leadership
Career Choice/ Work Based or Work Site Learning

West Sound Technical Skills Center
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                                                                       Social Capital
 Community development - planning, managing, civic discourse and problem-solving, and providing administrative support. Social service planning, managing,
 and providing information and referral services related to the physical and mental health of humans; promoting and providing individual, family, and community
  relations, including family and work issues. Business management, human resources and administrative support services related to non-profit organizations.

           High School Programs                                    Two-Year Programs                                    Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                               Olympic College                                       Washington State University
Accounting (First & Second Year)                     Business management                                   Bachelor’s Degrees
Business English                                     Accounting Clerk (Cert/P)                             Business Administration: Management and
Business Law                                         Accounting Technology (ATA)                           Operations / Organization Management Minor – BA
Computer Applications with                           Administrative Office Support (ATA)                   Certificate Programs
Word/Access/Excel/PowerPoint                         Business and Economics (AAS)                          Professional Writing Certificate
Economics                                            Business Management (ATA)
Student Leadership                                   Business Management (Cert/P)                          Western Washington University
                                                     Business Management (Cert/R)                          Human Services - BA
Bremerton School District                            Customer Service Specialist (Cert/R)
Accounting I & II                                    General Office Support (Cert/P)                       Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Child Development                                    Legal Office Professional (ATA)                       Sustainable Business – Certificate
Exploring Childhood 1-2                              Legal Support Professional (Cert/P)                   Sustainable Business – MBA
Family Health                                        Mathematics (AAS)
Marketing                                            Small Office/Home Office Associate (Cert/R)
                                                     Workplace Technology Skills (Cert/C)                  Chapman University – University College
Psychology                                                                                                 Bachelor’s Degree
                                                     Human Services                                        Organizational Leadership – BA
Central Kitsap School District                                                                             Master’s Degrees
Accounting                                           Family Services (AAS)
                                                     Family Services (Cert/P)                              Human Resources – MS
Advanced Child Psychology                                                                                  Organizational Leadership – MA
Child Psychology                                     Family Services—Case Aide (Cert/R)
                                                     Infant-Toddler Specialist (Cert/R)                    Degree Certificates
Web Page Design                                                                                            Human Resources
                                                     Psychology (AAS)
                                                     Sociology (AAS)                                       Organization Development
South Kitsap School District                                                                               Organizational Leadership
MOS Word Essentials
MOS Excel Essentials                                 Vincennes University
                                                     Degree Programs:
                                                                                                           Old Dominion
MOS PowerPoint Essentials                                                                                  Undergraduate Programs**
IC3                                                  Business Management, AAS
                                                     Business Studies Option, AAS                          Accounting Major –BSBA
Newspaper                                                                                                  Communication Major – Professional
Yearbook                                             Certificate Programs:
                                                     Behavioral Sciences - Social/Industrial Relations     Communications – BS
Marketing                                                                                                  Criminal Justice Major – BS
                                                     Behavioral Sciences - Substance Abuse Certificate
                                                                                                           Finance Major – BSBA
North Kitsap School District                                                                               Interdisciplinary Studies Major – Professional Writing

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Accounting                                        Concentration – BS
Applied Math I, II & III                          Management Major – BSBA
Business English                                  Marketing Major – BSBA
Business Math                                     Occupational and Technical Studies Major – Training
Career Choices/Work Site or Work Based Learning   Specialist Emphasis – BS
Careers in Education                              Graduate Programs**
Child Psychology                                  Community Health – MS
Creative Writing
Digitools                                         ** Online or Teletechnet
Independent Living
Leadership
Marketing/Merchandising
MS Office I, II & III
Psychology
Sociology
Special Education Tutor
Speech/Drama
Yearbook

West Sound Technical Skills Center
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                                                                              Tax Structure
   The law and legal services and the judicial system; planning managing and providing government legislative, administrative, and regulatory services including governmental
                       services at the federal, state and local levels such as public finance and planning; business and administrative support occupations


            High School Programs                                         Two-Year Programs                                           Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                                    Olympic College                                             Washington State University
Business Law                                              Administration of Justice (AAS)                             Criminal Justice – BA
                                                          Administration of Justice—Law Enforcement (ATA)
Bremerton School District                                 Business and Economics (AAS)                                IslandWood – University of Washington
Law and Justice                                           Legal Office Professional (ATA)                             Graduate Residency in Education, Environment and
                                                          Legal Support Professional (Cert/P)                         Community (EEC) (In Partnership with the University
Central Kitsap School District                            Political Science (AAS)                                     of Washington College of Education)
Computer Maintenance                                      Pre-law (AAS)
Cisco Networking                                                                                                      Chapman University - University College
Windows XP                                                Vincennes University                                        Bachelor's Degree
Computer Applications                                     Degree Programs:                                            Criminal Justice – BA
Digital Tools                                             Law Enforcement Options, A.S., A.A.S.
Cooperative Office Education                                                                                          ** Online or Teletechnet

South Kitsap School District                                                                                          Washington State University
Business Law                                                                                                          Bachelor’s Degrees
                                                                                                                      Business Administration: Management and
North Kitsap School District                                                                                          Operations / Organization Management Minor – BA
Leadership                                                                                                            Certificate Programs
Vietnam—A Case Study in the Cold War                                                                                  Professional Writing Certificate
20th Century Dictatorship
AP European History                                                                                                   Western Washington University
Child Psychology                                                                                                      Human Services - BA
Accounting
Statistics                                                                                                            Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning                                                                      Sustainable Business – Certificate
                                                                                                                      Sustainable Business – MBA
West Sound Technical Skills Center                                                                                    Chapman University – University College
Academy of Banking & Finance                                                                                          Bachelor’s Degree
                                                                                                                      Organizational Leadership – BA
                                                                                                                      Master’s Degrees
                                                                                                                      Human Resources – MS
                                                                                                                      Organizational Leadership – MA
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      Degree Certificates
      Human Resources
      Organization Development
      Organizational Leadership

      Old Dominion
      Undergraduate Programs**
      Accounting Major –BSBA
      Communication Major – Professional
      Communications – BS
      Criminal Justice Major – BS
      Finance Major – BSBA
      Interdisciplinary Studies Major – Professional Writing
      Concentration – BS
      Management Major – BSBA
      Marketing Major – BSBA
      Occupational and Technical Studies Major – Training
      Specialist Emphasis – BS
      Graduate Programs**
      Community Health – MS

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                                                          Technology Commercialization
                               Technology design, research and development; computer and electronic manufacturing processes;
                                             marketing and business management; public and private financing.

            High School Programs                                 Two-Year Programs                                   Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                              Olympic College                                     Washington State University
Calculus                                            Business management                                 Bachelor’s Degree
Computer Applications with                          Accounting Clerk (Cert/P)                           Business Administration: Management and
Word/Access/Excel/PowerPoint                        Accounting Technology (ATA)                         Operations / Organization Management Minor – BA
Engineering Drafting 1-2                            Administrative Office Support (ATA)                 Business Administration: Management Information
Principles of Technology (Applied Physics)          Business and Economics (AAS)                        Systems (MIS) - BA
Bremerton School District                           Business Management (ATA)                           Masters Degrees
CADD / Advanced CADD                                Business Management (Cert/P)                        Engineering & Technology Management
Calculus                                            Business Management (Cert/R)
Computer Programming                                Customer Service Specialist (Cert/R)                Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Exploring Technology                                General Office Support (Cert/P)                     Sustainable Business – Certificate
Materials Science Technology                        Mathematics (AAS)                                   Sustainable Business – MBA
Physics                                             Small Office/Home Office Associate (Cert/R)
Principles of Engineering                           Workplace Technology Skills (Cert/C)
                                                                                                        St. Martin’s College
Web Design I & II                                                                                       Undergraduate Programs
                                                    Computer Science and Engineering
                                                    Computer Information Systems (ATA)                  Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree completion
Central Kitsap School District                                                                          program.
Calculus                                            Computer Science (AAS)
Computer Applications                               Engineering (AAS)
Computer Assisted Drafting                          I.T. Project Management Essentials (Cert/R)         Old Dominion
Computer Maintenance                                Mathematics (AAS)                                   Undergraduate Programs**
Manufacturing Technology                            Small Office/Home Office Associate (Cert/R)         Accounting Major –BSBA
Materials Science Technology                                                                            Communication Major – Professional
Physics                                             Vincennes University                                Communications – BS
Principles of Technology                            Degree Programs:                                    Electrical Engineering Technology Major – Computer
                                                    Technology Apprenticeship Option, AAS               Engineering Technology Option – BSET
                                                    Business Management, AAS                            Electrical Engineering Technology Major – Electrical
South Kitsap School District                                                                            Systems Technology Option – BSET
Intro to Gaming                                     Business Studies Option, AAS
                                                    Certificate Programs:                               Finance Major – BSBA
Webpage Design                                                                                          General Engineering Technology Major – Automation
JAVA Programming                                    Behavioral Sciences - Social/Industrial Relations
                                                    Behavioral Sciences - Substance Abuse Certificate   and Control Systems Option – BSET
A+ Essentials                                                                                           General Engineering Technology Major – Computer
A+ Certification                                                                                        & Network Operations Technology Option – BSET
Calculus                                                                                                Information Systems and Technology Major –BSBA

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North Kitsap School District                       Management Major – BSBA
Calculus                                           Marketing Major – BSBA
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning   Occupational and Technical Studies Major –
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)                      Industrial Technology Emphasis – BS
Computer Service Tech                              Graduate Programs**
Computer Service Technology                        Master of Engineering Management – MEM
Intro to Engineering Design
Physics                                            ** Online or Teletechnet
Principals of Engineering
Statistics

West Sound Technical Skills Center
Academy of Banking & Finance
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                                                                     Transportation
                          Transportation systems design and civil engineering; logistics management; trucking company management,
                                                maintenance and distribution occupations; construction trades

            High School Programs                                  Two-Year Programs                                  Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                              Olympic College                                     Washington State University
Calculus                                            Business management                                 Bachelor’s Degree
Engineering Drafting 1-2                            Business and Economics (AAS)                        Business Administration: Management Information
Principles of Technology (Applied Physics)          Business Management (ATA)                           Systems (MIS) - BA
                                                    Business Management (Cert/P)                        Masters Degrees
Bremerton School District                           Business Management (Cert/R)                        Engineering & Technology Management
CADD / Advanced CADD                                Customer Service Specialist (Cert/R)
Calculus                                                                                                Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Computer Programming                                Engineering                                         Sustainable Business – Certificate
Materials Science Technology                        Computer Information Systems (ATA)                  Sustainable Business – MBA
Physics                                             Computer Science (AAS)
Principles of Engineering                           Engineering (AAS)
                                                    Mathematics (AAS)                                   St. Martin’s College
                                                    Geology (AAS)                                       Undergraduate Programs
Central Kitsap School District                                                                          Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree completion
Calculus                                                                                                program.
Computer Applications                               Vincennes University
Computer Assisted Drafting                          Degree Programs:
                                                    Business Management, AAS                            Old Dominion
Computer Maintenance                                                                                    Certificate Programs **
Manufacturing Technology                            Business Studies Option, AAS
                                                    Certificate Programs:                               Construction Project Management Certificate
Materials Science Technology                                                                            Surveying Certificate
Physics                                             Behavioral Sciences - Social/Industrial Relations
                                                    Certificate Programs:                               Undergraduate Programs**
Principles of Technology                                                                                Accounting Major –BSBA
                                                    Hazardous Materials Technology
                                                                                                        Civil Engineering Technology Major - Construction
South Kitsap School District                                                                            Management and Structural Design Options – BSET
Calculus                                                                                                Civil Engineering Technology Major - Surveying and
                                                                                                        Site Development Option – BSET
North Kitsap School District                                                                            General Engineering Technology Major - Geomatics
Calculus                                                                                                & GIS Technology Option – BSET
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)                                                                           ** Online or Teletechnet
Intro to Engineering Design
Physics
Principals of Engineering

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Statistics
Traffic Safety

West Sound Technical Skills Center
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
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                                                        Prosperity Partnership Clusters
                                                                    Clean Technology
           The clean technology industry encompasses those activities related to the design, production, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of
                      energy from renewable sources and related technologies. The environmental technology services industry includes
                     activities such as water treatment, air purification, green building and design, environmental consulting and recycling.

           High School Programs                                    Two-Year Programs                                    Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                               Olympic College                                       Western Washington University
Principles of Technology (Applied Physics)           Biology (AAS)                                         Environmental Policy, BA
AP Courses:                                          Chemistry (AAS)                                       Environmental Science, BS
    • Biology                                        Engineering (AAS)
    • Chemistry                                      Marine Science/Oceanography (AAS)                     Washington State University
    • Physics                                                                                              Certificate Program:
    • Calculus AB                                    Vincennes University                                  Sustainable Small Acreage Farming and Ranching
    • Calculus BC                                    Certificate Programs:
    • Statistics                                     Hazardous Materials Technology                        Bainbridge Graduate Institute
                                                                                                           Sustainable Business - Certificate
Bremerton School District                                                                                  Sustainable Business – MBA
Biology
Chemistry / Honors Chemistry                                                                               IslandWood – University of Washington
Environmental Science                                                                                      Graduate Residency in Education, Environment and
Marine Biology                                                                                             Community (EEC) (In Partnership with the University
AP Courses:                                                                                                of Washington College of Education)
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC                                                                                          Old Dominion University
    • Chemistry                                                                                            Graduate Programs**
                                                                                                           Master of Engineering Management – MEM
Central Kitsap School District
Computer Assisted Drafting
Principles of Technology
Materials Science Technology
Manufacturing Technology
AP Courses:**
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Statistics
    • Biology
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    • Chemistry
    • Physics B
    • Physics C
    • Environmental Science
** Note: Not all AP classes are offered at all Central
Kitsap High Schools.

South Kitsap School District
Aquaculture
Natural Resources
AP Courses:
   • Statistics
   • Calculus
   • Chemistry

North Kitsap School District
Intro To Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Marine Biology
Natural Resources/Horticulture/Aquaculture
Marketing/Merchandising
Aquatic Facility Operator
Statistics
Career Choices/ Work Based Learning/Work Site
Learning
AP Courses:
     • Biology
     • Calculus AB
     • Calculus BC

West Sound Technical Skills Center
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                                                            Information Technology
          Hardware technology, software development, telecom, programming, development, management and maintenance of computer, information
                       and technology networks; online services including electronic shopping, computer and electronic manufacturing.

            High School Programs                              Two-Year Programs                                 Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                           Olympic College                                   Washington State University
Computer Applications with                       Computer Information Systems (ATA)                Bachelor’s Degree
Word/Access/Excel/PowerPoint                     Computer Science (AAS)                            Business Administration: Management Information
CISCO 1-4                                        Engineering (AAS)                                 Systems (MIS) - BA
Hardware Maintenance 1-2                         I.T. Project Management Essentials (Cert/R)       Masters Degrees
Computer Programming 1-2                         Information Systems Security (Cert/R)             Engineering & Technology Management
Digital Design 1-4                               Integrated Multimedia (AAS)
Digital Tools                                    Integrated Multimedia (ATA)                       Old Dominion
Photography                                      Internetworking Technician (Cert/R)               Undergraduate Programs**
Engineering Drafting 1-2                         LAN Administration & Support (Cert/P)             Information Systems and Technology Major (BSBA)
Architectural Drafting 1-2                       Mathematics (AAS)                                 Occupational and Technical Studies Major –
Principles of Technology (Applied Physics)       Network Implementation & Support (ATA)            Industrial Technology Emphasis (BS)
AP Courses:                                      Photoshop (Cert/R)                                Electrical Engineering Technology Major – Computer
    • Calculus AB                                Small Office/Home Office Associate (Cert/R)       Engineering Technology Option (BSET)
    • Calculus BC                                Technical Support (Cert/P)                        Electrical Engineering Technology Major - Electrical
                                                 Technical Support (Cert/R)                        Systems Technology Option (BSET)
Bremerton School District                                                                          General Engineering Technology Major - Automation
Computer Programming
                                                 Vincennes University                              and Control Systems Option (BSET)
Introduction to Information Technology
                                                 Degree Programs:                                  General Engineering Technology Major - Computer &
Microsoft Office- Excel/Power Point/Word
                                                 Technology Apprenticeship Option, A.A.S.          Network Operations Technology Option (BSET)
Web Design I & II
                                                                                                   ** Online or Teletechnet
AP Courses:
     • Calculus AB
     • Calculus BC
                                                                                                   Northwest College of Art
                                                                                                   Visual Communication – Multimedia - BFA
Central Kitsap School District
Computer Maintenance
Cisco Networking
Broadcasting
Media Communications
Web Page Design
Computer Applications
Graphics
Computer Assisted Drafting
Manufacturing Technology
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Digital Tools
Desktop Publishing
Photography
AP Courses:**
    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Physics B
    • Physics C
** Note: Not all AP classes are offered at all Central
Kitsap High Schools.
South Kitsap School District
Network +
Microsoft Windows Networking
GPS Explorer
Intro to Gaming
Webpage Design
JAVA Programming
A+ Essentials
A+ Certification
Photography
Graphics
Photoshop
AP Courses:
     • Calculus
North Kitsap School District
Computer Service Technology
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Integrated Media Production
Visual Communication
CISCO I, II & III
Intro To Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Statistics
Career Choices/ Work-Based or Work-Site Learning
AP Courses:
     • Calculus AB
     • Calculus BC
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                                                                        Life Sciences
                                  Research and development in bioscience and medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical laboratories,
                          electro-medical apparatus manufacturing, medical and dental equipment wholesalers, and dental laboratories.

            High School Programs                                     Two-Year Programs                                 Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                                   Olympic College
AP Courses:                                              Biology (AAS)
   • Biology                                             Chemistry (AAS)
   • Chemistry                                           Mathematics (AAS)
   • Physics
Bremerton School District
Integrated Physical Sciences
Biology
Chemistry / Honors Chemistry
AP Courses:
    • Chemistry
Central Kitsap School District
Sports Medicine
AP Courses:**
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
** Note: Not all AP classes are offered at all Central
Kitsap High Schools.
South Kitsap School District
Athletic Medicine
AP Courses:
    • Chemistry
North Kitsap School District
Athletic Medicine I, II & III
Anatomy & Physiology
Physics
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning
AP Courses:
    • Biology
West Sound Technical Skills Center
Professional Medical Careers
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                                                       Existing Kitsap County Clusters
                                                             Health and Long Term Care
      Planning, managing, and providing diagnostic, therapeutic, treatment, and information services related to the physical and mental health of humans;
                             promoting and providing individual, family, and community relations and wellness, including family
                                            and work issues, and rehabilitative and long-term care for the elderly.

            High School Programs                                  Two-Year Programs                                     Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                               Olympic College                                      Olympic College / University of
Independent Living                                   Health Services                                      Washington Tacoma
Exploring Childhood 1-2                              Biology (AAS)                                        Nursing – BSN (Begins Fall 2007)
                                                     Chemistry (AAS)
Bremerton School District                            Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS)                  Washington State University
Family Health                                        Medical Office Assistant (ATA)                       Nursing – BSN
Sports Medicine                                      Medical Office Assistant (Cert/S)                    Human Development – BA
American Sign Language                               Medical Receptionist (Cert/C)                        Social Sciences – BA
Child Development                                    Nursing (ATA)
Psychology                                           Nursing Assistant (Cert/R)
                                                     Phlebotomy (Cert/R)                                  Western Washington University
                                                     Practical Nursing (Cert/S)                           Human Services – BA
Central Kitsap School District                       Pre-professional Health Occupations (AAS)
Child Psychology                                     Transition to Associate Degree Nursing (ATA)         Chapman University - University College
Advanced Child Psychology                                                                                 Degree Certificates
Sports Medicine                                      Human Services                                       Gerontology (online)
                                                     Family Services (AAS)                                Psychology – BA
South Kitsap School District                         Family Services (Cert/P)                             Social Science – BA
Athletic Medicine                                    Family Services—Case Aide (Cert/R)
                                                     Infant-Toddler Specialist (Cert/R)                   Old Dominion
North Kitsap School District                         Psychology (AAS)                                     Undergraduate Programs**
Child Psychology                                     Sociology (AAS)                                      Health Sciences Major w/ Human Services Minor
Anatomy & Physiology                                                                                      (BSHS)
Careers in Education                                 Vincennes University                                 Health Sciences Major w/ Human Services Minor
Special Education Tutor                              Certificate Programs:                                (BSHS)
Athletic Medicine I, II & III                        Behavioral Sciences - Social/Industrial Relations    Health Sciences Major w/ Management Minor
Lifeguard Training Instructor & Aquatic Supervisor   Behavioral Sciences - Substance Abuse Certificate    (BSHS)
Aquatic Facility Operator                                                                                 Human Services Major (BS)
Psychology                                                                                                Nursing Major (RN to BSN) (BSN.)
Sociology
Career Choices/Work Site or Work Based Learning                                                           Graduate Programs**

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                                     Community Health (MS)
West Sound Technical Skills Center   Nurse Leader (MSN.)
Professional Medical Careers         Nurse Educator Role (MSN)
Cosmetology
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                                                                      Marine Trades
     Creating intermediate and finished products for the marine industry; includes managing, planning, and performing the production of vessel building and
        maintenance, marine technology, manufacturing, and trades and support activities for marine trades and services and recreational businesses.

             High School Programs                                  Two-Year Programs                                      Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                               Olympic College                                         Washington State University
Engineering Drafting 1-2                             Engineering (AAS)                                       Masters Degrees
Architectural Drafting 1-2                           Industrial Trades Technician (ATA, Cert/C, or Cert/R)   Engineering & Technology Management
Principles of Technology (Applied Physics)           Marine Science/Oceanography (AAS)
Construction Production 1-2                          Precision Metal Cutting (Cert/R)                        St. Martin’s College
                                                     Welding Technology (Cert/C, Cert/S, ATA)                Undergraduate Programs
Bremerton School District                                                                                    Mechanical Engineering (BSME) degree completion
CADD / Advanced CADD                                 Vincennes University                                    program.
Calculus                                             Degree Programs:
Materials Science Technology                         Technology Apprenticeship Option, AAS                   Old Dominion
Physics                                              Certificate Programs:                                   Undergraduate Programs**
Principles of Engineering                            Hazardous Materials Technology                          Electrical Engineering Technology Major – Electrical
                                                                                                             Systems Technology Option – BSET
Central Kitsap School District                                                                               General Engineering Technology Major – Automation
Computer Assisted Drafting                                                                                   and Control Systems Option – BSET
Manufacturing Technology                                                                                     General Engineering Technology Major - Technical
Materials Science Technology                                                                                 Operations Management Option – BSET
Principles of Technology                                                                                     Mechanical Engineering Technology Major -
                                                                                                             Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical System
North Kitsap School District                                                                                 Design Options – BSET
Marine Biology                                                                                               Occupational and Technical Studies Major –
Intro to Engineering Design                                                                                  Industrial Technology Emphasis – BS
Principles of Engineering                                                                                    Graduate Programs**
Statistics                                                                                                   Master of Engineering Management – MEM
Physics
Aquatic Facility Operator                                                                                    ** Online or Teletechnet
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning

West Sound Technical Skills Center
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Welding Technology



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                                                          Emerging Kitsap County Clusters
                                                                    Recreation and Tourism
                      Provision of lodging, food, recreations, conventions, tourism, travel, hospitality and related planning and support services.

            High School Programs                                       Two-Year Programs                                      Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge High School                                  Olympic College                                         Washington State University
ProStart                                                Commercial Cooking/Dining Room Service (Cert/S)         Certificate Programs
Economics                                               Culinary Arts (ATA)                                     Volunteer Management Certificate Program
Student Leadership                                      Professional Food Service Preparation (Cert/R)
Foods                                                                                                           Old Dominion
International Foods                                     Vincennes University                                    Undergraduate Programs**
                                                        Degree Programs:                                        Communication Major - Professional
Bremerton School District                               Hotel and Motel Management, AS                          Communications (BS)
Food Production and Service                                                                                     Marketing Major (BSBA)

Central Kitsap School District                                                                                  ** Online or Teletechnet
Pro-Start

South Kitsap School District
Beginning and Advanced Foods
Marketing

North Kitsap School District
Marketing/Merchandising
Culinary Arts/Prostart
Speech/Drama/Debate
Business English
Leadership
Applied Math I, II & III
Choir/Band
Career Choices/ Work Based or Work Site Learning

West Sound Technical Skills Center
Food Service & Culinary Arts
Academy of Travel, Tourism & Lodging Management


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                                             Key to Course Offerings and Degrees

AP – Advanced Placement class                                  BSCS – Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
AAS – Associate of Arts and Sciences                           BSET – Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
ATA – Associate of Technical Arts                              BSME – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
AAS_T – Associate of Applied Science – Transfer                BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Cert/C – Certificate of Completion                             MA – Master of Arts
Cert/R – Certificate of Recognition                            MBA – Master of Business Administration
Cert/P – Certificate of Proficiency                            MEM – Master of Engineering Management
Cert/S – Certificate of Specialization                         MSEd – Master of Science in Education
BA – Bachelor of Arts                                          MS – Master of Science
BAE – Bachelor of Arts in Education                            MSHS – Master of Science in Health Sciences
BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts                                    MSN – Master of Science in Nursing
BS – Bachelor of Sciences                                      PhD – Doctor of Philosophy
BSBA – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration




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   Appendix G - “Bringing it Home To Kitsap” Foundation Initiatives

Goal #1: Mentor Youth: Organize knowledge and activities for youth work experiences
Recommended Actions:
      •   Kitsap Commission on Children and Youth and partners , School Districts and EDC
          will create an inventory of business experiences: what’s possible and what already
          exists (e.g. 4-H, Junior Achievement, DECA program, apprenticeships, and non-
          traditional jobs).
      •   Ask youth what the best ways are for them to engage with work.
      •   Chambers of Commerce will schedule a job shadow day and link students with local
          businesses to experience aspects of a particular field.
      •   Bring people together for a “showcase” gathering.
Goal #2: Needs Assessment: Evaluate areas of need for a resident Kitsap County
baccalaureate program
Recommended Action: Olympic College & WSU Extension will initiate a needs assessment
research team to determine:
      •   Identify & profile all local (public and private) higher education programs including
          costs, tuition assistance, and location.
      •   Kitsap County and Olympic College demographics and how to reach disenfranchised
          groups
      •   Unmet educational needs by program area and industry clusters - Prosperity
          Partnership and previously identified needs
      •   Lifelong education needs (education, re-education, technical and professional
          development and continuing education all relate)
      •   Economic and educational feasibility of addressing the needs
      •   Strategies to prepare all students for academic success (e.g. all ages, communities
          of color, women, people with disabilities).
      •   Facilities implications for delivery of the identified programs, and whether certain
          classes would be best at particular venues, e.g., community college, university, or
          skills center
      •   Suggested tuition levels
      •   Impacts of WASL (community & technical colleges are working on an issue paper
          about it)
      •   Seek other partners
Goal #3: Linkages: Coordinate an Education Alternatives/Workforce Development Summit
Recommended Action: Educational partners will organize a summit to outline clear calls to
action, including:
      •   Rationale for school-business-Workforce Development-community links
      •   Review Industry Clusters (aerospace, clean technology, information technology, life
          sciences, and logistics & international trade) and Industry Skill Panels – such as
          environmental science, marine biology, and nursing and health occupations
      •   “Maps” about the courses needed to work in select professions (e.g., the Ireland
          program to students and parents, or Department of Employment Securities’ “Entry
          Points” chart of requisite courses)
      •   Survey of training needs for local businesses
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      •   Workforce Development Council programs that help employees move up the career
          ladder
      •   Share information about other higher education programs in Kitsap
      •   Identify additional partners
      •   Audience is employers and business, education, government, students and parents
Goal 4: Public Awareness: Get the word out about the value of a vibrant, well-educated and
adaptable workforce with an entrepreneurial spirit
Recommended Action: Summit organizers will launch a public campaign, highlighting:
      •   Media. Engage the media (including BKAT) and host forums to engage the
          community, especially parents.
      •   Message. Themes will:
          1. Emphasize the merits of science and math education, the need for more students
              graduating with these skills and the lack of resources to meet the need;
          2. Reinforce the connection between workforce development, education, and
              business;
          3. Note the challenges of students from K-8 (especially ages 10-14) to ignite
              passion for learning) and people of color
      •   Advocacy.     Develop support for public education and education reform in
          Washington, and advocate for an accredited baccalaureate-granting institution in
          Kitsap. The audience is particularly legislators and local elected officials
Goal 5: Workforce Development: Assess forces impacting Kitsap workforce development
Recommended Action: Research and review data to determine local workforce profiles and
influences on further development, such as:
      •   Demographics and ethnicity
      •   The “Seattle rain shadow,” and   residents commuting outside Kitsap County for
          employment
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           Appendix H – Tuition and Fees by College or University

  College or University                                   Tuition and Fees

Two-Year Programs
Olympic College                Tuition
Bremerton, WA                  Resident                $71.80/credit
                               Non-Resident            $115.90/credit
                               Fees
                               All students in credit classes are charged these fees once each quarter or
                               summer session.
                               Student Service            $1/cr (max $10)
                               Technology                 $3.50/cr (max $35)
                               Security Enhancement $15
                               Testing
                               COMPASS/ASSET            $15
                               GED test series:         $75
                               GED test retakes:        $15/section
Vincennes University           Tuition for Military Education Program
Washington                     $135.00 per credit hour.
   • Puget Sound Naval
                               A $50 fee is required for courses supported by videotape instruction.
       Shipyard
                               There are no application fees or initial fees for military experience
   • Naval Station Kitsap,     evaluation. Tuition assistance (TA) is available to all eligible military
       Bremerton,              students. The appropriate tuition assistance form (A DA Form 2171 or
   • Bangor                    Navy /Marine TA form) must be completed and signed by the ESO before
   • Naval Hospital            the start date of the class.
                               Other fees:
                               Military Credit Re-evaluation: $30
                               Petition to Graduate: $25
                               Official VU Transcripts: Free

Four-Year Programs
Bainbridge Graduate Institute Tuition:
Bainbridge Island, WA         $550 per credit-hour ($1650/course).
                              2-year program (30 credits/year) $ 16,500
                              3-year program (21 credits in first year) $ 11,550
                              Fees:
                              All Certificate students must pay $60/quarter for lunch.
                              Application Fee $ 50
                              Materials Fee for Each Class Fees vary. (Not including books.) $ 75-200+
Chapman University –          Tuition
University College            Undergraduate (per semester)
Silverdale, WA                New Student Full time (12- 18 credits)** $14,025
                              Continuing Student Full time (12- 18 credits)*$13,515
                              New Student Part time**                    $875/cr
                              Continuing Student Part time *             $845/cr
                              New Student (over 18 credits)**            $875/cr
                              Continuing Student (over 18 credits)*      $845/cr
                              Graduate (per credit)
                              Human Resources                            $525/cr



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                               *A continuing student is one who attended for at least one semester during
                               the period beginning with the Fall 2003 semester and ending with the
                               Spring 2005 semester 2005. While in attendance, the student must have
                               been regularly admitted into an undergraduate degree program.
                               **A new student is one who is newly admitted to or attending for the first
                               time in the Fall 2005 semester, or who has been previously been enrolled
                               but has not attended since the Spring 2003 semester.
Island Wood – University of    Tuition
Washington                     Tuition for the EEC Program is $15,400.
Bainbridge Island, WA          Includes:
                                     13 courses (39 graduate credits from the University of Washington),
                                     housing—including private room with phone, high-speed Internet and
                                     other utilities; shared commons house with kitchen, full laundry
                                     facilities and computer
                               The tuition for students who would like to complete the EEC Program while
                               living off campus is $11,550
Northwest College of Art       Tuition
Poulsbo, WA                    Full time enrollment -- September 2006 - $14,300
                               (defined as 13-15 credits per semester. Any credit above the full time
                               maximum of 15 credits per semester will be charged at the part time tuition
                               rate.)
                               Part time enrollment -- $625 per credit
                            Fees
                            $ 50 Application Fee • Non-refundable
                            $100 International Student Application Fee • Non-refundable
                            $150 Tuition deposit paid before enrollment and applied to tuition charges
                            • Non-refundable
                            $100 Registration Fee (per academic year)
                            $100 Program withdrawal fee
                            $ 50 Readmission fee
                            $ 15 Orientation fee
Old Dominion University     Tuition
at Olympic College          Undergraduate             $205.00/cr
                            Graduate                  $305.00/cr
                            Distance Learning or TELETECHNET courses in locations outside of the
                            Commonwealth of Virginia.
Saint Martin's School of    Semester-Based Tuition
Engineering                 Full-time tuition (12-18 credits) $19,690
at Olympic College          Part-time and overload hours      $656/cr
Washington State University Tuition
Distance Degree Programs    Semester-based (undergraduate):
Pullman, WA                 Resident (minimum 2 semester-based cr)
                            Full-time (10–18 cr):     $254/cr
                            Over 18 cr:               $275/cr
                            Non-resident (minimum 2 semester-based cr)
                            Full-time (10–18 cr):     $402/cr
                            Over 18 cr:               $381/cr
                            Semester-based (graduate):
                            Resident (minimum 2 cr)
                            Full-time (10–18 cr)      $336/cr
                            Over 18 cr:               $315/cr
                            Non-resident (minimum 2 cr)
                            Full-time (10–18 cr):     $494/cr
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                         Application Fee: $50
Western Washington       Tuition
University               Amount per credit 1-10 credits
Extended Education and   Resident, General              $137/credit
Summer Programs          Resident, Graduate      $188/credit
                         Non-Resident, General $469/credit
                         Non-Resident, Graduate         $539/credit

                         Amount Per Credit in Excess of 18 Credits
                         Resident, General              $122/credit
                         Resident, Graduate     $173/credit
                         Non-Resident, General $454/credit
                         Non-Resident, Graduate         $525/credit

                         Fees
                         Required fees not included in tuition:
                         Health Service                   $56.50
                         Building                         $35.00
                         Recreation Center Fee            $89.00
                         Technology                       $17.00
                         Renewable Energy Fee**           $10.50
                         Total                           $208.00

                         **The Renewable Energy Fee will be assessed at $1.05/credit hours, to a
                         maximum of $10.50 per quarter

                         Enrollment Fee (first time students only) $250




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                      Appendix I – Senate Bill 5978

      S-1670.1

                                  SENATE BILL 5978


      State of Washington 60th Legislature 2007 Regular Session

      By Senators Kilmer, Rockefeller, Sheldon, Hargrove, Delvin, Berkeyand
      Shin

      Read first time 02/09/2007. Referred to Committee on Higher Education.



  1 AN ACT Relating to assessing the higher education needs of the
  2 Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas; and creating a new section.


  3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:


  4 NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The higher education coordinating board
  5 shall assess the higher education needs in Kitsap, Mason, Jefferson,
  6 and Clallam counties and recommend to the legislature solutions to the
  7 higher education needs. Solutions that the board should consider
  8 include, but should not be limited to, establishment of new
  9 baccalaureate institutions, expansion of existing institutions to
10 include baccalaureate degrees, and colocation of institutions. In
11 conducting its assessment, the board shall take into account but not be
12 limited to the following: Population growth, higher education
13 participation rates, economic demand and workforce needs, and drive and
14 commute times to existing institutions of higher education.
15 (2) The board may contract for an assessment of sites to meet
16 higher education needs in the counties.
17 (3) In conducting the assessment and siting study, the higher
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 1 community and technical colleges, the workforce education and training
 2 coordinating board, the local business community, and the existing
 3 research and comprehensive institutions.
 4 (4) The board shall assemble a local advisory committee to assist
 5 in the conduct of the assessment and siting study. The committee shall
 6 include: (a) One city official from each city within the four
 7 counties; (b) two members of the house of representatives, appointed by
 8 the speaker of the house of representatives; (c) two members of the
 9 senate, appointed by the president of the senate; and (d) eight
10 education or business leaders from within each of the four counties.
11 (5) The recommendations to the legislature shall include, but are
12 not limited to: (a) The type of baccalaureate institution or
13 institutions to be established; (b) a business and operations plan for
14 the institution if a new institution is recommended; (c) potential
15 sites for establishment of an institution; (d) identification of site
16 acquisition costs; and (e) identification of costs and a process for
17 completing a master plan for higher education expansion.
18 (6) The local advisory committee shall receive staff and logistical
19 support from the board.
20 (7) Nonlegislative members of the local advisory committee shall be
21 reimbursed for travel expenses under RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.
22 (8) The board shall provide an interim report to the legislature
23 and the governor by January 15, 2008, and a final report by December 1, 24
2008.

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