WANIC offers high school programs that serve multiple school districts and delivers industry-defined Career and Technical Education programs in fields ranging from firefighting and police work to computer game design and healthcare. Courses are available to prepare for careers in Agriculture, Science & Natural Resources; Art, Media, Communication & Design; Business, Marketing & Management; Engineering, Science & Technology; Health & Human Services; Information Technology. Some courses may also be available in the summer.
Skills Center classes are offered at many local high schools in our area, at DigiPen Institute of Technology, and at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Many skills center programs are offered both during and after the regular school day. Students may attend their home high school for part or all of their day and also attend skills center programs to earn additional high school credits at no cost to the student.
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
WANIC, the Washington Network for Innovative Careers, is a consortium of eight school districts in the region to the northeast of Seattle, which have been in partnership for over 20 years and share Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Member districts include Bellevue, Everett, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley. As a state-approved inter-district CTE consortium, WANIC's primary mission is to provide quality, diverse, and cost-effective career and technical education for all students through inter-district cooperation.