The Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Skagit County is starting a satellite program in Bellingham for students interested in engineering.
The Academy of Engineering will start this fall and is free to students in Whatcom and Skagit counties. For the 2011-12 school year, the program will be offered at the Washington Engineering Institute, a Bellingham-based private school that offers programs for high school graduates and working professionals.
This is now the second satellite program in Whatcom County – the other is the Construction Careers Academy housed in the Meridian School District.
Meridian will also eventually be the home of the engineering program, but not until the high school’s new technology building is finished.
I recently wrote about the Skagit County skills center and Bellingham students taking classes there. To read the story, click here.