School Overview

School Mission

Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and citizenship.

Program Model

Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) serves high school juniors and seniors interested in specialized career and technical learning. PSSC offers 18 programs, from aerospace manufacturing to animation to fashion design to certified nursing assistant and much more.

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

Students spend half of their school day in their home high schools, and half the day at PSSC. In addition to daily morning and afternoon sessions, we offer an after-school session for students interested in exploring career and technical programs after their regular school day.

PSSC is one of 20 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
WA Skills Centers