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SME, manufacturing industry leaders, and educational leaders met at Edmonds College.

Bridging the employment gap in manufacturing

Edmonds College is partnering with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) on a groundbreaking initiative called the Manufacturing Imperative - Workforce Pipeline Challenge (MI-WPC).

The manufacturing industry in the Pacific Northwest is experiencing exciting growth, and fantastic opportunities are waiting for the next generation of workers. However, there's a gap between what manufacturers need and the talent pool of potential employees.

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This garden was Redtail Edge’s first project

Permaculture Revolution

You can now virtually tour some of the most respected farms in Washington, thanks to two horticulture grads

When Andrew Tuttle and Mary Marshall enrolled in Edmonds College’s horticulture program in 2018, they were both recovering from experiences of stress and grief. Tuttle was looking for a new career after serving in the Marines; Marshall was dealing with a sudden family tragedy.

“At Edmonds, we found an incredibly supportive community,” said Tuttle. “Alejandra Feliciano is a fantastic instructor, and she built our foundation in horticulture. Lorraine Brooks is a hero to us. We’ve never met someone who is a more hardcore advocate for her students.”

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Creative Retirement Institute members

30 Years Running

Devoted participants, generous donations fuel the success of Creative Retirement Institute at Edmonds College

For 30 years, the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) has been a member-driven, self-supporting organization at Edmonds College that aims to provide affordable, quality lifelong learning opportunities to adults in a supportive environment. CRI offers classes in the arts and entertainment, health and science, history and current events, literature, nature, philosophy, technology, and everything in between.

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Jennifer Cunningham receiving her BAS Degree

Education, Sobriety Changed the Trajectory of Jennifer Cunningham's Life

Jennifer Cunningham overcame long odds to take the stage at Seaview Gym on June 17 to deliver a riveting student commencement speech. At the age of 13, she dropped out of school and subsequently spent 25 years of her adult life in addiction. After becoming sober in 2017, Cunningham embraced a new, healthier addiction -- education -- to earn her Bachelor of Applied Science in Child, Youth, & Family Studies. Cunningham, who is in her 40s, is a firm believer and living proof that "the truth is that anybody can go to college.

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Chef Kyle Marty

In Focus: Q&A With Chef Kyle Marty

Kyle Marty has always been passionate about cooking. It eventually led him to Edmonds College, where he graduated from the Culinary Arts program. After over a decade of working in ministry and other jobs, Chef Marty is finally pursuing a career in the food industry. He beat the odds by opening his food truck, Flyin Tacos, during the pandemic and is now thriving while following a lifelong dream. Proving that you can always return home, Chef Marty is back on campus outside Hazel Miller Hall, serving his Mexican-inspired cuisine from his truck on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the winter quarter. Flyin Tacos can also be found at Grace Lutheran Church in Edmonds on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Archaeology students in the field

Digging into the Past

Edmonds College faculty led archaeology excavation of historic Japanese community site in North Seattle

Tucked away adjacent to North Seattle College, bordering the bustling southbound lanes of I-5 and the new pedestrian bridge that leads commuters to and from the Northgate light rail station, sits a historic piece of land that was once a hub for the Japanese community. This natural greenbelt was the location of the Green Lake Gardens Company, run by the Kumasaka family, who also lived at the site from 1919 until 1968.