Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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School Mission

Champions of Choice.


As Champions of Choice, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and create opportunities. 

Together, let us strive for excellence and reach new heights of achievement. 


Program Model

Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) serves high school juniors and seniors interested in specialized career and technical learning. PSSC offers 19 programs, from aerospace manufacturing to multimedia design to dental assisting to certified nursing assistant and many more.

Our students earn high school and college credits in a hands-on, workplace-oriented environment. PSSC students graduate with job-ready skills, the opportunity to earn certifications, and a jumpstart on further college and career training.

Students spend half of their school day in their home high schools, and half their school day at PSSC. Students enrolled in the Aeronautical Science Pathways program will meet after school at The Museum of flight.

PSSC is one of 14 skills centers in Washington state, offering high-quality, tuition-free technical and professional training. Operated by Highline Public Schools, PSSC serves students from 22 partner high schools in Highline, Federal Way, Tukwila and Tahoma school districts. 

Read more about the programs offered at PSSC, or call us at 206.631.7300 to receive further information and a guided tour.

Partner School Districts

Highline Public Schools is the host district, and the following school districts are part of the Skills Center Consortium.

Federal Way School District 
Tahoma School District
Tukwila School District
OSPI Skills Centers