Perry Tech Named 2021 ACCSC ‘Excellence in Student Services’ Award Recipient

September 28, 2021

Support for Student Veterans Sets School Apart


Yakima, WA – Date 9/28/2021 – Perry Technical Institute has been named the 2021 Excellence in Student Services award recipient by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) during the ACCSC’s Professional Development Conference (PDC).  The Excellence in Student Services award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their comprehensive nature of the student services program, the significant and positive contributions of the student services program to students' educational experience, and how the student services program supports the school's mission and enhances student achievement outcomes. 


Based on efforts to create a diverse and inclusive campus, Perry Tech’s demonstrated approach to supporting student veterans ultimately set the school apart from the other nominees.  From the staging of nearly 2,000 U.S. Flags on the campus lawn each Memorial Day to hosting a Veteran Alliance networking group for student veterans and providing trained staff to assist with financial support options, the school’s claims were substantiated by written letters of support from both current and past students alike as to the excellent service provided to veterans at the school.


“I think this award really speaks volumes about the dedicated Board of Trustees, faculty and staff we have here at Perry who are committed to supporting not only our students, but especially our student veterans,” stated Christine Coté, President of Perry Technical Institute.  Coté continued, “To be recognized by the ACCSC says that we are doing the right things here at the school, and I simply could not be prouder as we continue to strive to deliver on our mission of educating, empowering, and equipping students for lifelong careers in industry.”


For more information on the student services offered at Perry Technical Institute including veteran’s affairs, call 509.453.0374 or email [email protected].


About Perry Tech

Founded by Harriet I. Perry in 1939 as a tribute to her late husband, John, and as a gift to the Yakima community, Perry Technical Institute is a private non-profit 501(c)3 educational institution representing nearly 800 students across 14 disciplines including Agricultural & Diesel Equipment Technician, Automotive Technology, Business Technology & Accounting, Construction & Carpentry Technology, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Information Technology & Communication Systems, Instrumentation & Industrial Automation Technology, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration & Coding, Plumbing Technician, Precision Machining & Manufacturing, Professional Truck Driving, and Welding Technology.  It is the mission of Perry Technical Institute to educate, empower, and equip students for lifelong careers in industry.


Perry Technical Institute is accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and is recognized as an official Military Friendly School designated by GI Jobs Magazine and a Veteran Supportive Campus designated by the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs.  Visit us online on, facebook (Perry Technical Institute), Instagram (perry_tech), Snapchat (Perry Tech), Twitter (@perrytechyakima), YouTube (Perry Tech), and LinkedIn (Perry Technical Institute).



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