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    Welcome to Seattle Skills Center

    Delivering advanced career and technical education programs to Seattle students.

    Your Future Starts... NOW!

    The Seattle Skills Center is committed to delivering advanced career and technical education for high school juniors and seniors. Courses offer high school credit, industry recognized certification, advanced learning, and college credit.

    Programs are distributed throughout the city, not in a single building or location.  Seattle Skills Center programs are located within Seattle Public Schools' high schools and community-based sites.

    Each program offers one- and two- year course offerings. A student that completes one year with the skills centers earns 3 full high school graduation credits. Several programs offer math and lab science graduation requirements as well.

    These courses are driven by market demand, so Seattle Skills Center students are motivated to enter the workforce AND prepare for college and careers.


    Are there any prerequisites to get into the Skills Center Programs?

    Many programs have a prerequisite to enter. If you have not yet met the prerequisite, please call to schedule an interview with the instructor.


    Seattle Skills Center Mission: Every student, every classroom, every day at the skills center is fully engaged in academic and hands-on learning, working toward their future.


    North Seattle

    John Marshall (Building)

    • Health Science / Medical Assisting

    The Seattle Maritime Academy

    • Maritime Operations: Transportation & Logistics

    South Seattle

    Rainier Beach High School

    • Aerospace Science & Technology: Manufacturing
    • Construction Trades
    • Culinary Arts
    • Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services
    • Info Tech Specialist: Computer Networking
    • Maritime Science & Technology: Manufacturing

    South Lake High School

    • Teaching Academy / Careers in Education

    Central Seattle

    Armory Building at Seattle Center

         • Video Game Production: Animation
         • Video Game Production: Programming

    Franklin High School

    • Media Arts: Video Production

    Washington Middle School (High school program 16 years and older)

    • Automotive Technology

    West Seattle

    West Seattle High School

    • Nursing Assistant

    Reasons to apply to Seattle Skills Center:

    • "Try out” a career field for free.

    • Learn from industry professionals. 

    • Earn 1.5 high school credits. 

    • Earn college credit for free, in many cases.

    • Earn industry certification, when relevant.

    • Receive free transportation if the class is taught at another school.

    • Increase confidence, interpersonal skills and leadership skills.

    • Increase likelihood of graduating. (Skills Center participants graduate at a higher rate than non-participants.)



    Contact Us

    2445 3rd Ave. S.
    PO Box 34165
    M/S 31-671
    Seattle, WA 98124

    Main Office: 206-252-0730
    Hours: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Principal: Dan Golosman

    Additional Resources

    Seattle Skills Center webpage on the district website

    Career and Technical Education on the district website