Who we are

Welcome to the Center of Excellence

We are an information resource and solution-provider headquartered at Bellevue College in Washington State


Washington shall become a national model in developing partnerships among business, industry and education for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives to meet the current and future needs of the industries critical to the state's economic vitality.


Washington's Centers of Excellence shall serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor, and the state's educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the industries driving the state's economy and supporting Washington families.

Our Core Values

Ensure the efficient use of state resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by fostering a culture of cooperation within the Community & Technical College (CTC) system

Provide leadership by representing the Washington CTC system, local business and industry in state, national and international industry specific forums, activities and economic development initiatives

Serve as a resource for the creation and sharing of model curricula, educational pathways, degree/certificate programs, industry specific skill standards and best practices

Demonstrate excellence in communication and collaboration while fostering synergistic interconnectedness of Washington's economic, workforce development and education systems

Ensure the long-term sustainability of the Center of Excellence programs and services