Skill Centers Capital Funding
Skill centers provide students with hands-on learning environments similar to current industries. The number of skill centers has grown to 17 throughout the state.
The Legislature has provided capital minor and 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 OSPI. School district host districts pay project costs upfront, then request reimbursement from SFO.
Undertaking capital projects is a joint effort between OSPI, 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 latest version of the Skills Center Capital Manual.
For a copy of the Skills Center Map, email School Facilities.