Everett, Washington June 14, 2022 – The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) and Washington
State University (WSU) Everett have signed an agreement to award a Data Analytics Certificate to
participants who successfully complete the WA Data Bootcamp.
The NWIRC launched the WA Data Bootcamp in February 2022 to accelerate the number of individuals in
Washington State with the skills to enter this fast-growing career. Data analytics is a valuable and often
critical skill for established workers in multiple industry sectors.
Data Analysts have the skills to mine volumes of data and expose factual information usable in strategic
business decisions. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies essential for a
growing number of businesses are built upon this basic knowledge of understanding and using data.
“NWIRC has been assisting innovative entrepreneurs and startups in northwest Washington for over a
decade,” stated Diane Kamionka, Executive Director, NWIRC. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner
with WSU Everett to increase the number of workers who can build skills important for accelerating
innovation and economic growth in our area.”
The WA Data Bootcamp will provide optional means to access the education required to work within
this well-paid, high-demand career. The WA Data Bootcamp™ provides the necessary skills in 24-weeks
so students can get to work sooner and pursue additional training and education after starting their
careers. Working with WSU Everett offers a range of options to meet the needs of our northwest
WSU Everett recognizes that data analytics is ubiquitous and only growing in importance to employers.
Workers with practical knowledge in this growing field have more to offer in the job market.
“Washington State University is a pioneer in offering an interdisciplinary baccalaureate degree designed
specifically to prepare students for leadership in data analytics,” WSU Everett and Everett University
Center Chancellor Paul Pitre explained. “Supporting the WA Data Bootcamp is an impactful way to
promote the critical need in our region for educated data analytics specialists and encourage further
exploration of this exciting field.”
“I want to congratulate the Northwest Innovation Resource Center and Washington State University
Everett on their newly-announced collaboration to support Washington state’s skilled workforce,” said
Senator Murray. “This new WSU certification will help workers even more to secure good-paying jobs.
The needs of our workforce are changing every single day and this partnership will help equip
Washington state workers with the skills they need to stay competitive in an increasingly global
economy. Whether it’s promoting workers’ access to programs like these or securing historic
investments for workers in the American Rescue Plan, I will always have their back.”
NWIRC is conducting a companion Data Analytics Workshop for small to medium-sized businesses that
want to learn how to use their available data for effective company growth and success.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Media Contacts: Diane Kamionka 360-255-7870 Dianek@nwirc.com
Corrie Wilder 425-405-1776 Corrie.Wilder@wsu.edu
About the NW Innovation Resource Center
The NW Innovation Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurs and inventors
in northwest Washington in developing their individual business strategies and execution as they move
from idea to success. They established TheLab@everett in 2019 as an added resource for innovation in
About WSU Everett
Washington State University Everett is a student- and community-centered campus located in the
seventh-largest city in Washington State. Our mission is to expand access to higher education for our
region, thus creating a critical mass of talented, skilled professionals to support enhanced economic
development and prosperity. We align world-class WSU academics directly with local industry