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Free welding workshop for women at Olympic College – Shelton, Nov. 4

Olympic College in Shelton is inviting women interested in a non-traditional career to come to the free “Women in Welding” workshop on Nov. 4, 2011. Women attending the event can gain hands-on experience at the workshop and weld a decorative metal rose. This free workshop includes all materials, instruction, and lunch. 

 The “Women in Welding” workshop is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Olympic College’s Trades Center located at 50 W. Fredson LN, Shelton, WA 98584. Sign-up is free. Space is limited. Please register in advance. Women must be aged 18 or older to participate.

To register for this event or for additional information, please contact the Olympic College Career Center at 360-475-7480 or 1-800-259-6718 Ext. 7480 (toll-free), or send an e-mail to

Olympic College to host annual Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Information Night Oct. 18

On the evening of Oct. 18, Olympic College (OC) will host the fourth annual Science, Engineering and Mathematics (SEM) Information Night. This free informational session is for high school students and all those considering careers involving Science, Engineering or Mathematics. This free event will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2011 at the Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) building lobby on OC’s Bremerton campus. Read more

$3.3 million in grants help OC expand offerings

Kitsap Sun, Oct. 10, 2011 – ‘Olympic College soon will build on its newest manufacturing program, offer a new program and launch an effort to help students who might otherwise not apply for college.

Part of the work comes thanks to three new grants totaling $3.3 million that were recently awarded to OC.’ Read more here

Record attendance at Olympic College’s largest annual fundraiser

Kitsap Sun, Oct. 10, 2011 – ‘A record-setting number of attendees showed their Olympic College support and dug into their wallets at the college’s largest fundraiser Monday.

The number of attendees, 320, at this year’s event beat the record set in 2006, according to Olympic College Foundation Executive Director Joan Hanten.’ Read more here

Vet enrollment booms at Olympic College

Bremerton Patriot, Oct. 7, 2011 – ‘Veteran enrollment is up for the second straight year at Olympic College, and more vets than ever are putting the school’s new Veterans and Military Support Center to good use.’ Read more here

Credit cap forces first group of Running Start students to pony up

Kitsap Sun, Oct. 7, 2011 – ‘There are new limits on how many Running Start classes high school students can take before their families have to open their wallets.

That hasn’t stopped as many as 200 high school students enrolled at Olympic College from paying roughly $300 so that they can take a combined 18 credits of high school and college classes.’ Read more here

Olympic College Awarded Three Grants Totaling $3.3 Million

Olympic College announced it recently received three grants: two grants will provide training in industries expected to grow in Washington state and one grant will help first-generation and low-income students to pursue greater higher education levels needed for the 21st Century workforce. The funding is expected to total $3.3 million over the time period of the grants. Read more