Yakima Business Certificate Program adjusts to online learning

The Yakima Business Certificate Program hosted by the Consulting and Business Development Center completed on April 16th and 17th. The program focused on improving the business knowledge, skills and leadership abilities of employees of the Yakima Valley’s leading businesses.

During the last six weeks, participants attended courses in Marketing, Management and Accounting, and learned valuable business concepts to apply to their positions within their companies or organizations.

Similar to many on-campus operations, the program was switched online last minute due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19. With that being said, we were happy to see that classes could still be just as engaging as a classroom setting and we were beyond happy that it was possible to provide an active learning opportunity using technology.

Yakima Business Certificate Program graduates

We are excited to announce 41 participants from the Yakima Valley graduated from the program! After adjusting to a new way of learning we were impressed to see how motivated our participants were to develop their leadership and strategic thinking skills and improve their problem-solving abilities.

Yakima Business Certificate Program graduates

At the end of the graduation we asked participants to share some insight on how they felt the class went and were happy to hear the following:

“This course motivated me to keep on with my education. I love learning and of course taking on new challenges. I am looking forward to more experiences like this one.”

“The classes have been a great experience, we adapted in accordance to COVID and we did great! I really appreciate all the professors and sponsors who made this possible and took the time to be here with us. Can’t wait to see what the advanced courses have in store for us! Thank you!”

And lastly, we would like to give a big thanks to Domex SuperFresh Growers and The Kershaw Companies for supporting this program and making it possible!

-Consulting and Business Development Center, University of Washington – Foster School of Business