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50 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JANUARY 2019 professional certi-fication through a network of local chapters. This month's spotlight is the Cascade chapter, which recently held a CID+ class at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWIT) in Kirkland from December 4–7 (Figure 1). LWIT has partnered with EPTAC Corporation and Mentor, a Siemens Company, for a training facility focused on IPC certification classes. One of the full-time LWIT instructors, Joe Gryniuk, is an IPC-600 and IPC-610 instructor as well as one of the principal instructors for electronic technician classes for the past 20+ years. Thanks to Joe's efforts, we have been able to present our CID and CID+ classes, host our Designers Council meetings, and support other IPC certification courses at LWIT. Our CID+ class had four people enrolled who came from around the area. All who attended learned about how board materials affected Happy New Year! This month's column high- lights the Cascade chapter in the Seattle, Washington, area. Also, after ringing in 2019, mark your calendars for two upcoming January shows in California (IPC APEX EXPO and DesignCon) as well as this year's CID and CID+ training and certification schedule. Chapter Spotlight by Cherie Litson, MIT, CID/CID+ The IPC Designers Council is an international network of designers. Its mission is to promote printed circuit board design as a profession and to encourage, facilitate, and promote the exchange of information and integration of new design concepts through communications, seminars, workshops, and The Digital Layout by Steph Chavez, CIT, CID+, IPC DESIGNERS COUNCIL Cascade Chapter and 2019 Activities Figure 1: Cascade chapter's latest IPC DC meeting.

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