PSNS & IMF, superintendent receive college trustees' award
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, along with
one of its superintendents, received the Partner of the Year award from the Washington
State Associate of College Trustees during the annual ACT awards ceremony
Thursday evening at Bellevue’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Watland, the training superintendent in the PSNS & IMF Product Line
Department, was singled out to receive the award, along with the organization
as a whole, for partnering with Olympic College in the apprenticeship program
and cooperation to develop new student services and programs to benefit the
command’s work force.
to award criteria provided by ACT, the award recognizes “businesses, companies,
agencies, organizations or elected officials for donating time and/or resources
in support of the community and technical college mission.”
& IMF has partnered with Olympic College for customized, accredited course
work in support of the command’s apprenticeship program since 1950. As part of
the four-year apprenticeship, participants earn an Associate in Technical Arts
degree from the college.
apprentice program and the other educational programs that we've partnered with
Olympic College have helped us build a world-class work force on which our Navy
and our nation depend,” said Capt. Howard Markle, PSNS & IMF commander.
“The work Bryan and his team have done to develop and sustain these programs
has been outstanding in every way, and I'm very proud of him and everyone
involved in this effort. Lastly, I'd like to thank the Association for its
recognition of our programs and our people; it's another example of the
tremendous relationship we enjoy with our neighbors in the region.”
Gregory Burton, head of the PSNS & IMF’s Product Line Department, joined
Watland at the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of the command as a