WVC electronics program receives Career Launch endorsement

September 13, 2023

Media Contacts:
Yuritzi Lozano, WVC dean of allied health and professional technical programs, ylozano@wvc.edu, 509-682-6614
Jennifer Korfiatis, WVC interim public information officer, 509-682-6436

The Industrial Technology – Electronics program at Wenatchee Valley College has received a Career Launch endorsement.

According to the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, “Career Launch endorsement demonstrates a career-oriented program meets specific, rigorous requirements that ensure students complete with strong academic knowledge and workplace-ready skills.”

“We are happy to have our program recognized by Career Launch,” said Yuritzi Lozano, WVC dean of allied health and professional technical programs. “This endorsement identifies our program as one that is focused on preparing students for a competitive workforce.”

Five other WVC programs have received the endorsement, including environmental systems and refrigeration technology (ESRT), automotive technology, drafting, engineering technology and machining.

The WVC Industrial Technology – Electronics program offers a year-long Electronics Technician Certificate of Completion and a two-year Associate of Technical Science Degree in. This program provides training for maintenance electricians and electronics technicians within industrial facilities It also provides advanced-level training and skill improvement for plant electricians and other employees seeking to improve their work classification within their company. Learn more at wvc.edu/Electronics.

Career Launch operated by Career Connect Washington. Established by the e Workforce Education Investment Act, in May 2019, the Career Connect Washington system is a network of business, labor, education, and community leaders who are creating work-based and academic programs for young people to explore, learn, and earn money or college level credit. Learn more at careerconnectwa.org.


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all students and employees and provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu.

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and state laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Director of Student Access, Wenatchi Hall 2133, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.