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    Skills Center 2021-22 School Year Course Applications Now Open
    Posted on 02/17/2021
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    The Seattle Skills Center prepares students for college, career, and life through advanced Career and Technical Education courses. Applications for the Seattle Skills Center 2021-22 school year courses are now available online through the Skills Center website. The Skills Center is hoping to have in-person learning in the 2021-22 school year, but we will follow guidance from state, city, and district officials to determine when we can resume in-person instruction.


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    Classes are available in a wide range of career pathways at several locations around the city. The Skills Center has classes in everything from Maritime Vessel Operations, to Medical Assisting, to Careers in Education. Many classes lead directly to post-secondary programs. For example, the Maritime class is excellent preparation for the Seattle Colleges Maritime Academy, the Healthcare/Medical classes can lead to college degrees in nursing, and the Careers in Education course prepares students for the Academy of Rising Educators and other educator preparation programs. Any high school student may take school year Skills Center courses; however, these courses tend to fit more easily into the schedules of students in grades 11-12.

    Classes run 2.5 hours, Monday through Friday (early dismissal on Wednesday) and students earn three high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits per course. Some courses offer chances to earn math, science, fine arts, or English high school credit, dual college credit, and industry certifications. Some courses may also lead to opportunities for internships, pre-apprenticeships, and apprenticeships. All 2021-22 school year Skills Center classes meet the CTE Graduation pathway criteria.

    Students may take a Skills Center course at any location, regardless of the high school they attend. Transportation can be requested to and from Skills Center courses from a student’s home school during the school year.

    If you have questions about Seattle Skills Center courses or how they can fit into your student’s schedule, email or talk to your student’s school counselor.