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State board: aerospace committee appointments reflect commitment to fill in-demand jobsRelease Date: October 24th, 2012
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges announces: The newly created Aerospace & Advanced Materials Manufacturing Pipeline Committee announced two key appointments this week. The 15-member committee, created by the Washington state Legislature in spring 2012, is tasked with monitoring the aerospace industry’s workforce needs and working with industry partners and the community and technical college system to meet those needs.
Jackie Davis, regional sales manager for AMI Metals in Auburn, was named chair, and Eric Hahn, vice president of organizational development at General Plastics Manufacturing in Tacoma, was named vice-chair.
Davis, a 25-plus year veteran of the aerospace industry and member of the Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington, oversees growth and development of the northwest regional territory for AMI Metals, an international company specializing in aerospace materials with offices and facilities throughout the United States and Europe. She also serves as a member of the MultiCare Patient and Family Partnership Council.
Hahn has served in numerous executive leadership positions in the Puget Sound region, including Virginia Mason Medical Center. He chairs the Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council and was an adjunct professor at Central Washington University.
By law, the majority of committee members and its chair are selected from the aerospace industry to partner with key players, including the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, and other aerospace industry representatives.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, nearly 500,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education.
Edmonds Community College, established in 1967, is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and governed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. The college serves more than 20,000 students annually.