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Paid, Remote Micro-Internships Now Available

At the Tombolo Institute, we recognize that the challenges associated with COVID-19 have made it difficult for students to access internships and other professional development opportunities. In response to this, the Tombolo Institute has partnered with Parker Dewey to provide short-term, professional, paid professional work through Micro-Internships. These Micro-Internships will…

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November Info Sessions for Winter Courses

11/5/2020 Are you considering enrolling in a program at Tombolo Institute? Getting started with a new certificate program can be a challenge because you may not have enough information to decide whether the program is the right fit for you and your career goals. Tombolo Institute is offering information sessions…

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Taking Skillset to a Whole New Level: Will Tooker

10/9/2020 Project Management Certificate Graduate Will Tooker shares his story of advancing his career and how Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College set him up for success: I had gotten to a point in my career that I felt like I was doing okay, but occasionally I would run up against…

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New Course Offering: Prepare Your Business for The Effects of COVID-19

9/3/2020 The Tombolo Institute is excited to introduce a new program, Innovation Lab, an intensive, seven-week program designed to help businesses acquire relevant business knowledge and adapt to the changed economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Startup425, we are even more excited to offer this program…

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Taking a Hard Look at Soft Skills in the Tech Industry

8/18/2020 As U.S. technology companies began to expand into global markets and build multicultural teams, they came to realize that having employees with good soft skills was critical to their success. It may come as a surprise that the more technology advances and permeates everyday life, the more crucial social…

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Q&A with Albert Lewis Jr., M.Ed., Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development, Tombolo Institute

4/22/2020 How did Tombolo Institute come about and what is its mission? Albert Lewis: We recognized that there’s a skills gap in the Pacific Northwest as it relates to technology training, and that companies are always seeking well-qualified candidates. It used to be that big tech companies were almost exclusively…

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The Rise of Online Learning

4/1/2020 At colleges across the United States, the rate of growth in online enrollment is outpacing that for on-campus enrollment. According to Inside Higher Ed, “The number of students taking at least one online course grew from 31.1 percent in 2016 to 33.1 percent in 2017 and 34.7 percent in 2018.” While online…

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Starting Over and Standing Out: Marina Silcheva

1/6/2020 Marina Silcheva knows human resources. Having worked in the field for 10 years in her native Russia and the Czech Republic, Marina was a seasoned professional before moving to Washington in 2016. When she looked for a job, however, her vast experience wasn’t enough to help her find employment.…

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