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What is WANIC Skill Center?

WANIC Skill Center offers high quality tuition-free preparatory college and career education for high school Juniors and Seniors. These year-long, advanced-level Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are based on rigorous academic and industry standards and prepare students for career and college readiness. WANIC programs offer dual credit opportunities (both high school and college credit) and/or lead to industry certifications. Programs are designed in three period blocks allowing extended time to not only learn the theory of a subject, but to also get authentic hands-on lab experience. All classes earn Occupational/Career & Technical Education high school credits and may offer other course equivalencies towards high school graduation requirements.

WANIC operates as a cooperative consortium of seven local school districts. Member districts are: Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley. WANIC serves as a branch campus of all area high schools providing programs that would normally not be offered in every comprehensive high school due to high operative and equipment costs or not enough student enrollment at the school. Instructor to student ratio is low in several skill center programs, allowing the Skill Center staff the time to get to know each student and address their unique learning styles.

WANIC Skill Center is one of 13 Skill Centers in Washington State.

Goals of WANIC

  • Ensure student access and opportunities, while promoting equity and diversity in programs
  • Provide highly challenging, relevant, specialized courses and programs
  • Maintain and expand business and industry partnerships and connections

Find out more

Contacts at your Home High School
Contacts in Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.

WANIC Specific and District Calendars
WANIC Consortium School District Calendars. Your WANIC class will follow the school year calendar of the district your class is located. This calendar may be different than your home high school.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
As a state-approved interdistrict CTE consortium, WANIC's primary mission is to provide quality, diverse, and cost-effective career and technical education for all students through interdistrict cooperation.

Open House WANIC Open House typically is in the late winter or early spring.

Skill Center Information

WANIC Skill Center is one of Skill Centers available to students enrolled in a Washington State High School.

Teacher Contact Information

Email addresses for WANIC Skill Center Teachers.


WANIC Program Introductory videos.

WANIC Consortium Map

The WANIC consortium serves seven school Districts.

WANIC Administration

Meet the WANIC Administration!


WANIC Office

WANIC Building and entrance

The WANIC office and several WANIC Skill Center programs are located in the Allied Health Building of Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The Allied Health Building is on the east side of campus. TheĀ entrance is on the north side of the Allied Health Building.

Getting to WANIC

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