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Tech Prep is an industry and education partnership committed to providing a highly-trained and motivated workforce, prepared to pursue lifelong learning in a changing technological society.

Tech Prep provides occupational pathways for students by preparing them for technologically advanced careers and postsecondary education by emphasizing strong academic, technical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Tech Prep prepares students for the world of work and helps maintain a quality life in a changing society.

Tech Prep is a national educational initiative. It includes a rigorous and focused course of study that provides students with essential academic and technical foundations that prepare students with necessary workplace skills.

Under Carl Perkins Title II legislation, Tech Prep must:

  • Lead to an associate degree, two-year certificate, or apprenticeship.
  • Provide technical preparation in at least one field of engineering technology; applied science; mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade; or agriculture, health, or business.
  • Build student competencies in mathematics, science, technology, and communications through a sequential course of study.
  • Lead to employment or further education.

Federal Tech Prep funds were eliminated on July 1, 2011.

Connect to Tech Prep

Tech Prep Consortiums: Find out which colleges offer Tech Prep programs.

Statewide Enrollment and Reporting System (SERS): SERS is the official Tech Prep registration site for Washington state and includes:

  • Registration log-in for Tech Prep students, staff, teachers, consortium members, district users and registrars.
  • Search tool to find Tech Prep articulations by school district, high school, college and career clusters.

Tech Prep Contact

Danny Marshall
Program Administrator, Workforce Education


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