Skill centers provide students with hands on learning environments
similar to current industries. The number of skill centers has grown to 14
throughout the state. See
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The Legislature has assisted with over $260 million of major works
funding grants for skill centers in Washington State since their inception
in the 1970s. That funding is administered by School Facilities and
Organization (SFO) at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Host or assigned districts pay project costs up front then request
reimbursement from SFO. Skill centers provide a local contribution of ten
Undertaking capital projects is a joint effort between SFO, skill center
directors, and host district staff. Skill centers directors understand
program needs. Host district staff has capital project experience and
manages the projects. A capital project manual was designed to provide
guidance for everyone involved. See the
Skill Centers Capital Manual.
Learn more about skill centers.
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