The Center of Excellence for Semiconductors & Electronic Manufacturing is creating a powerful boost for the high-tech industry in southwest Washington. We strive to pair industry leaders with educational institutions to train students for in-demand jobs and create a highly skilled workforce for new and growing businesses.

About Centers of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are flagship institutions that build and sustain Washington State’s competitive advantage through statewide leadership. The 11 Centers each focus on a targeted industry that drives the state’s economy and is built upon a reputation for fast, flexible, quality education and training programs. A targeted industry is identified as one that is strategic to the economic growth of a region or state.

Centers are guided by industry representatives to lead collaborative and coordinated statewide education and training efforts to build a competitive workforce in a global economy.