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It’s easy—and rewarding—to become an Industry Preferred Partner of the Northwest Career Colleges Federation. Join the outstanding vendors, service providers and professional organizations who have partnered with the Northwest Career Colleges Federation.
The 2012 Careers That Work! Scholarship program makes available five $1000 scholarships to every high school – public and private – in Oregon, Washington and Idaho to award to graduating seniors headed to one of the NWCCF participating member colleges. This includes alternative high schools and skill centers. High schools select the recipients.
Did you know?
The first recorded private “venture” school opened in 1705 in Colonial America, the first business college opened in Washington in 1886 and Perry Technical Institute opened in 1941, making it the oldest, continuously operating private career college in Washington. In 2011, private career colleges are highly efficient educators, integral to the economy’s turn-around by providing career-focused education.
Wayne Matulich | Director | ITT Technical Institute | Portland, OR
While at E*Trade Financial, Wayne had responsibility for the development and delivery of advanced function products and services delivered across the E*Trade Financial ATM Network. Involved in high-technology and change management throughout his career, Wayne has a toolbox of experience dealing with the emotions of change, the barriers to success and the enablers of successful change management. He has been instrumental in the development of processes connected to business strategy, organizational culture, and the alignment of technology and resources to business needs. He is recognized for an ability to break down organizational barriers through effective interpersonal and facilitation skills. Through the engagement of cross-functional assessment, he has been successful in introducing organizations to a "big picture" mentality and enabling a shift in focus from one of functional needs to servicing customer needs all with the expectation and goal of delivering "Shareholder Value".
Mr. Matulich has conducted numerous reengineering and process design projects resulting in dramatic improvement to business and technology performance in areas including consumer relations, hotel operations, consumer and mortgage loan origination, ATM and EFT processing operations, direct marketing, technology fulfillment, strategic planning, cash management and Education.
Christine Cote` | President | Perry Technical Institute
Christine has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health from Central Washington University. She is involved in the Yakima business community and is a member of the Kiwanis Club. She is married with two children.
Kimberly Lothyan | President | Everest College, Everett, WA
Prior to her work in education she was in the banking environment as an Operations Manager, supervising customer relations, marketing new accounts and overseeing several branch operational functions. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration from Western Washington University. She currently serves on the Private Vocational School Advisory Committee to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. Kim is a former board member with the Washington Federation of Private Career Schools and Colleges.
Jon Alberts | President | Western Culinary Institute | Portland, OR
Prior to entering the education field, Mr. Alberts worked in the hotel and resort business, beginning in 1985 with Red Lion Hotels and Inns. He was with Red Lion for the next 13 years in various management positions including Food and Beverage Director and General Manager in a variety of locations in the Pacific Northwest, Utah and Arizona. His last position in the Portland/Vancouver area was as General Manager of the Red Lion Inn at the Quay in the mid 1990's. He continued to manage hotels and resorts with brands such as Doubletree, Embassy Suites and Sheraton until 2002 when joined Career Education Corporation. Mr. Alberts has served on boards of various civic and industry organizations throughout his hospitality and post-secondary education career.
Mr. Alberts received his Associate of Occupational Studies with honors at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He is married and has three school age children.
John Paul Johnston | Divers Institute of Technology | Seattle, WA
Additionally, he completed several assignments involving research, development, testing and evaluation of new diving equipment and systems. Mr. Johnston's educational experience includes teaching navigation, ship handling and composite warfare concepts at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has served as director of Divers Institute of Technology since 2000.
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Mickey Sieracki | President | Everest College | Portland, OR
Mickey and her husband moved to Oregon in 1998 from Virginia. In Virginia, Mickey worked in the public education sector as Director of the Medical Technology program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk as well as an instructor in clinical biochemistry. She served as Administrative Director of Laboratories at De Paul Medical Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Mickey worked in real estate marketing and sales when her children were young, something she feels has helped her enormously in understanding the admissions side of education. Mickey has a BA in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physics, and an MA in Higher Education from George Washington University. Mickey and her husband Charlie live in Portland. They have two grown sons and a new grandson, all of whom live on the East Coast.