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UW Tacoma coming to Satsop

“We were pleased at the turn-out at the May 5 fact-finding forum. Attendees provided many good suggestions for potential programs to bring to the RETC,” said Alice Dionne, director for the UW Tacoma KeyBank Center. “As it turned out, our project management certificate was one of the most in demand for the area and we were able to quickly respond to this demand. We are very excited about partnering with RETC and look forward to scheduling future programs at the Satsop campus,” Dionne said.

The Project Management Certificate Program will be all-day classes offered Tuesdays starting Aug. 3 for five consecutive weeks. The program covers project management fundamentals, project planning, cost and scheduling fundamentals, managerial communication and problem solving. It will teach Microsoft Project as an implementation tool. At the completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Project Management and four continuing education credits. The program costs $1,720 and is eligible for WorkSource, dislocated workers and Veterans Affairs benefits.

The Contract Management Certificate Program will begin in early September and be offered as an evening class throughout the academic year. Students may choose to earn the certificate or just attend one or more of the courses to expand their knowledge in various aspects of contracting. Pricing and schedules for this program are available on the UW Tacoma KeyBank Center website.

For more information about either program go to www.tacoma.washington.edu/pdc. You may also call UW Tacoma at (253) 692-4618 or send an email to uwtpdctr@u.washington.edu.

The mission of the KeyBank Professional Development Center is to expand access to the resources of the University of Washington Tacoma by offering advanced, non-degree education to individuals and organizations in the South Puget Sound region. As a self-sustaining unit, the Center offers a wide range of seminars, workshops and courses to enhance the knowledge and skills of community members.

The Regional Education and Training Center, located at the Satsop Development Park near Elma, is a non-profit organization established by a three-year, $5 million Department of Labor WIRED grant. The Center seeks to advance regional workforce development by offering an array of training programs rapidly adaptable to the changing demands of industry. The RETC offers training to comply with OSHA safety standards, Advanced Equipment Operation, Online Technologies, Green Jobs and supports programs at local high schools throughout the region.

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