Recently our senior adult ministry group from Everett First Presbyterian Church visited the Sno-Isle Tech Center. We came away overwhelmed by the facilities and opportunities provided for students in Snohomish County and South Whidbey High.
Our visit commenced with an outstanding three-course lunch at their restaurant, The Bistro. The food is prepared and served by the students, and overseen by Jennifer Knudsen. The Bistro is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The skill is for junior and senior high school students in technical and career education. There are more than 20 possible choices to take and they vary from welding, culinary, animation, video game design, auto body/collision repair, electronics engineering technology, and many more. The students spend a half-day at the skill center, with busing provided, and the other half at their home school as they work toward their high school diploma.
Some of the career choices are job ready upon completion, others provide college credit to further their education, and other disciplines include an internship in their field. There is no cost to the student to attend, although lab fees may apply.
Theresa Haussmann, Career Center specialist, led our group on a comprehensive tour of this amazing facility. The staff’s enthusiasm and knowledge of their work shows a dedication to provide the students with the best experience possible. How fortunate to have Sno-Isle Skill Center in our community.