Who Qualifies for MiiW Scholarships?
Current employees of participating manufacturers and unemployed workers who reside in one of the following targeted counties in the state of Washington:
Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Franklin, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima.
Canvas (online course management system)
All courses are managed and presented using Canvas Learning Management System. Logging into Canvas will provide all the materials you need for courses, including syllabi, lessons, calendars, course communications, grade books, course files, and access to other media. Textbooks are not included.
When you registered online for a class, your Canvas account is automatically created, providing access to all individual courses for which you are registered. You will login to Canvas using your Highline or Shoreline network ID and password. Access to individual classes may not be available until the first day of class for each quarter. For an online tutorial on the Canvas system, visit this website.
PROCEED TO CANVAS ONLINE TUTORIAL
There is no application fee for either college.
Tuition for Washington State residents
Please note that tuition rates change every year upon authorization from the legislature and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. The rates on the table below are effective from Fall Quarter 2013 through Summer Quarter 2014.
$/credit $/course Total Certificate MiiW Scholarship
Highline $106.84 $427.36/4 credits $2243.64/18 credits Waived
Shoreline $104.46 $313.38/3 credits $1142.22/12 credits;
1239.84/14 credits Waived
The MiiA scholarship does not pay for textbooks.
Admission and Registration Deadline
Before applying to Highline or Shoreline, please email or send the employer/employee letter of agreement and either the educational plan for Highline College or Shoreline Community College to Dr. Meg Ryan, Director, Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management at Highline College, P.O. Box 98000, Des Moines, WA 98198-9800.
How to apply:
To apply to Highline, click here. (no application fee) Spring 2017 begins on April 3rd
To apply to Shoreline, click here. (no application fee) Spring 2017 begins on April 3rd
Make it in Washington Facilitator
Meg Ryan, Director
Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management
2400 South 240th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
The Make it in Washington project focuses funding resources to provide education, training, and strategic consulting opportunities for manufacturers in Washington’s most rural counties. The project offers manufacturers numerous options to improve their staff, expand productivity, plan for critical staff retirements, and improve their business’ profitability by providing connections and network, strategic consulting, supply chain identification and management training to enable manufacturers to compete for business that currently goes overseas.
The Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Innovate Washington, Made in Washington, the Department of Commerce, the Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management at Highline College, and Washington State University.
MiiW scholarships are available to both incumbent and potential employees for online training and industry certification required for a successful manufacturing operation. Courses are offered through Highline College, Shoreline Community College, and Washington State University’s Global Initiative Program.
For courses at Highline and Shoreline, the Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management at Highline College is the point of contact for both manufacturers and workers.
The Center is one of ten flagship institutions that builds and sustains Washington’s competitive advantage through statewide leadership. The Center focuses on a targeted industry that drives the State’s economy and is built upon a reputation for fast, flexible, quality education and training programs.