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Skill Center to Open in Columbia Basin

Posted on Oct 23, 2012

Michelle Price, superintendent of the Moses Lake School District, spoke at a Grant County EDC luncheon about the new Skill Center that is about to break ground on Yonezawa Boulevard in Moses Lake.

The Skill Center will be a place for students under the age of 21 without a high school diploma to gain access to comprehensive industry defined career and technical programs. The structure of the classes will depend upon the age and wants of the student. They will have a summer program for freshman to seniors, and a school year preparatory program for juniors and seniors. Extended day programs for students and adults under 21 as well as a blended high school and college program will also be available.

The Skill Center will offer classes in advanced manufacturing, culinary arts, computer science, life sciences and global health, multi-craft pre-apprenticeships, pre-engineering, professional medical careers, cosmetology, automotive technology and TV production.

Ten school districts will have spaces available each year for students, with a total of 15 High Schools participating. There will be transportation or distance learning available for those school districts that are farther away from Moses Lake.

Michelle Price, superintendent of the Moses Lake School District, spoke at a Grant County EDC luncheon about the new Skill Center that is about to break ground on Yonezawa Boulevard in Moses Lake.