You are about to learn of the exceptional opportunities you can take advantage of by attending the NEWTECH Skill Center. The Skill Center partners with your high school to offer advanced technical and professional training. This tuition free training is available to all area public, private, and home-schooled students age 16-20 who has yet to receive a high school diploma.
We are located at:
4141 N. Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: (509) 354-7470
Our goal at the Skill Center is successful job placement or continuing education for all of our students. The Skill Center is based on the following Concepts:
• Positive Experiences and Expectations
• Interrelated Sequential Learning
• Competency Based Individualized Learning
• Personal, Continual Growth and Leadership Development
• Business and Industry Cooperation and Coordination
• Job Readiness
• Preparation to Continue Learning at a Post-Secondary Institution
One only needs to visit the Skill Center to see the commitment to high standard technical and professional training. Our instructors are industry professionals having years of experience before entering the teaching field. It is this added benefit of industry experience that makes the difference when a student enters the workforce or continues on at the post-secondary level.
The programs are designed around local, state and national skills standards. Even if the student does not go directly into the industry, the workplace skills, such as communication, problem solving and punctuality are valuable lifetime tools.
One of the major attractions of the Skill Center program is the connection to the student’s home high school. The Skill Center is an extension of their high school where they remain for three periods allowing them to make an important connection to friends, teachers and counselors.
Students also benefit from the extensive connection instructors have with industry. Some students are placed in job shadows, internships and clinicals during the program. Students get to see firsthand how business and industry operate, and on many occasions our students have a leg up when it comes to applying for and getting a job. The Skill Center has a connection with colleges and technical schools that allows students to earn college credit at little or no cost while still in high school. Tech Prep programs are saving families money and time when the student moves into advanced training. 87% of the programs offered have a college credit option.
So take a moment, look at the programs available to you, then talk to your parents and counselor. What you learn at the Skill Center may change and enhance your future.