Washington shall become a national model in developing partnerships among business, industry and education for the purpose of enhancing economic and workforce development initiatives to meet the current and future needs of the industries critical to the state’s economic vitality.


Washington’s Centers of Excellence shall serve as the statewide liaisons to business, industry, labor and the state’s educational systems for the purpose of creating a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the industries driving the state’s economy and supporting Washington families.

Meet the Executive Director

Ms. Bredeson is the Executive Director for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing and the Center of Excellence for Unmanned & Autonomous Systems housed at Everett Community College. Learn more.

Staff & Consultants

The COE has several dedicated staff members and external consultants committed to the success of programs, implementation, and communication. Meet them!

Advisory Board

Meet the COE UAS Advisory Board that is made up of industry experts in unmanned and autonomous systems in Washington.

Get in Touch!

If you would like to partner or have a meeting to discuss an idea or project, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Press releases & media

View the most recent press releases and media coverage for the organization.