WALLA WALLA, Wash. - High school students in Walla Walla will soon have more options when it comes to their education.
The Southeast Area Technical Skills Center will soon be bustling with students looking for a future in specific trades.
There were lots of smiling faces Monday as school district administrators and contractors broke ground for the school, which will be located on the Walla Walla Community College campus. Once open, students throughout the area will be able to sign up for the high school level courses in construction trades, welding, renewable resources and health occupation programs.
"We need to provide more options for our students to be able to learn more in depth in areas where they have passion or where they think that they'd like to go in the future, and to provide them with the skills that they need to fill the jobs of the 21st century," said Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Mick Miller.
The school will be a branch of the Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick. The building should be complete by March of 2014, and classes will begin in the Fall of next year.