Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer School Signups Continue at Skills Center

The Clark County Skills Center has begun to enroll students for its summer school classes which begin next month. Students who have completed 9th through 12th grade in the 2008-2009 school year are eligible. Classes run from Tuesday, June 23rd through Friday, July 10th. Registration forms are available from school counselors. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served procedure.

Cost for the classes are free except for $10-25 lab fees in some classes. Students can earn .5 high school elective credit for successful completion of a summer school class. Class times are 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM with a 45-minute break for lunch. The Skills Center campus has no20vending machines, but offers food for purchase beginning June 25th. Transportation is not provided and is the responsibility of students and parents.

Some of the classes: Basic Car Maintenance, Carpentry Basics, Intro to Baking, PhotoShop Boot Camp, Travel & Tourism, Web Page Design, 3-D Animation and Intro to Natural Resources. For more information and a complete list of class offerings, log on to For enrollment availability and signup information, call (360) 604-1050.

Opened in 1983, the Clark County Skills Center is owned and operated by ten southwest Washington school districts providing technical and professional training programs that prepare Clark County high school and college students for the workforce. The Skills Center is located at 12200 NE 28th Street in Vancouver.

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