What a shame to see the Puyallup School District not listed as a “Community Partner” for the Pierce County Skills Center. The Puyallup School Board has committed an unjustifiable disservice to the youth and parents of our district by not supporting this endeavor.
The Pierce County Skills Center (PCSC) will be serving high school students with an alternate curriculum for those either not suited for comprehensive high school programs or do not desire to attend traditional two- and four-year postgraduate institutions.
Current PCSC programs offered include medical, criminal justice and information system careers, just to name a few. Future programs will include construction, culinary and automotive instructions.
Obtaining these skills early in life will give our youth the edge they need to find well-paying jobs. I hope that parents and citizens of the district ask why the school board decided not to be directly involved and hold each accountable for this decision.