About Perry Tech

Established in 1939, Perry Technical Institute is a private, non-profit educational institution which offers 14 specialized technical training programs. Perry Tech's campus is located in Yakima, WA which is in south central Washington, 144 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington and 188 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. The school is located in a multicultural, semi-rural community of about 93,000 people.

Mission Statement

Educate, empower, and equip students for lifelong careers in industry.

Vision Statement

To fulfill the demand for highly-skilled professionals as a nationally recognized institution known for our unique and relevant career training.

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Our History

Harriet I. Perry founded Perry Technical Institute in 1939 as a gift to the Yakima community and a lasting memorial to her late husband, J.M. Perry. The school was designed to train ambitious people in skilled occupations. Curriculum was streamlined to eliminate non-essentials, ensuring that students left with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to go directly into industrial positions. The school opened to 211 students in January 1941 and has operated continuously for more than 80 years.

Perry Technical Institute is housed in the same location where it was established in 1939. It has built upon its rich history to continue to meet the needs of employers. Perry offers 14 programs and serves more than 700 students.

Over the years, Perry Technical Institute has tailored its programs to meet the needs of industry. While the course offerings have changed in response to these needs, the mission of the school has remained the same. Perry Tech serves industry by preparing workers with both technical skills and positive work habits.

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2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903

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