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Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

About Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

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Peter Jelsing

Director Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

Wenatchee Valley Tech is...

  • An extension of your local high school located at an off-campus training site.
  • An opportunity for high school aged students to receive highly technical job training.
  • An opportunity to get a jump-start on a post secondary education, apprenticeships, technical and two/four year colleges or universities.
  • Preparation for immediate entry-level employment.
  • Staffed by outstanding instructors from industry with many years of experience in their fields.
  • The College Connection - We work closely with Wenatchee Valley College to provide advanced placement and credits for high school students. Currently many programs are connected to post secondary training.

WVTSC Class Times:

AM session - 8:40 am to 11:25 AM - THEN attend your home high school in the PM


PM session - 12:35 pm to 3:05 PM - AFTER you have attended your home high school in the AM

WVTSC Bell Schedule 22.23

Wenatchee Valley Tech is part of the Wenatchee School District and follows, for the most part, the Wenatchee School District calendar...please check the Calendar/Events page to the left for further details. Wenatchee Valley Tech does NOT follow the home high school's Late Start schedule. Classes start at 8:10 each weekday morning.

School Details

Peter Jelsing

327 East Penny Road, Bldg A
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Phone: 509-662-8827 Ext 25222
Fax: 509-662-5993

School Hours: 7:30-3:30
NO Monday Late start at WVTSC
AM Session: 8:40 - 11:25
PM Session: 12:35 - 3:05

Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center has been working to increase the opportunities for students to transition from project-based instruction and training to industry based problem solving. Project work is still a foundational training method utilized to help students successfully master the core competencies of the curriculum and this mode of instruction will allow students to successfully earn industry certification and college articulation credit.  Project work is the natural progression from direct instruction - to guided practice - to application; the final piece is the transition to problem-based learning.

A problem-based pedagogy within the classroom is a close simulation of the workplace. In an industry setting, this model adds the component of the professional environment while gradually increasing the scope of work and responsibilities. Students apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in a real world experience.

This link between employers and Skills Centers provides oversight and accountability of programs. Employers can also evaluate the applied skills and abilities of highly trained students before they hire.  This level of collaboration provides a superior opportunity for student, employer and Skills Center. Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center would like to thank our industry partners for providing students with real world problem solving experiences that are the culmination to their training.

Upcoming Events

June 4

Interagency Meeting

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

June 6

PAC Board Meeting

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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