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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?

    Our programs do not have a prerequisite to enter. 


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


    North Seattle

    Ingraham High School

    • Construction Trades

    Lincoln High School

    • Health Science / Medical Assisting

    The Seattle Maritime Academy

    • Maritime Vessel Operations

    South Seattle

    Rainier Beach High School

    • Aerospace Science & Technology: Advanced Manufacturing
    • Construction Trades
    • Culinary Arts

    Franklin High School

    • Teaching Academy / Careers in Education

    Central Seattle

    John Marshall Building

         • Video Game Animation and Programming

    Seattle World School

    • Media Arts

    Washington Middle School, Skills Center Building
    (High school program 16 years and older)

    • Automotive Technology
    • Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services

    West Seattle

    West Seattle High School

    • Nursing Assistant
    • Automotive Technology

    Reasons to apply to Seattle Skills Center:

    • "Try out” a career field for free.

    • Learn from industry professionals. 

    • Earn 1.5 high school credits per a semester (3 credits per year)

    • 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. - 4 p.m.

    Main Office: Administrative Team

    Principal: Dan Golosman

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