Perry Technical Institute Makes History, Launches Perry Tech Sunnyside

Sunnyside Location to Host Construction & Carpentry Technology Program Expansion


Yakima, WA – Date 10/4/2023 – Perry Technical Institute (Perry Tech) is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with the Port of Sunnyside to establish the school’s first ever campus outside of Yakima, Perry Tech Sunnyside. The initial offering will be a 1-year Construction & Carpentry Technology program in the former Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center-Sunnyside Campus.


Enrollment is now open for the first class which begins Tuesday, January 2, 2024. With 18 seats available, Perry Tech Sunnyside will offer one start per year and training will take place Monday through Thursday from 7:00am-3:30pm. Theory taught will mirror current curriculum offered on the main Yakima campus where students study a broad base of knowledge and skills to work within the construction industry including layouts, blueprints, framing, tool usage, safety, concrete, and finishing. Training also includes basic drywall concepts, power saws and drills, site surveying, scaffolding, and professional development.


Currently, Perry Technical Institute is preparing the existing site for the inaugural class where both theory and practical application will be taught. Tours of the program for prospective students and stakeholders will be held at the Yakima campus. Students attending Perry Tech Sunnyside will also have the opportunity to construct homes from the ground up as Perry Tech has agreed to partner with Habitat for Humanity in assisting with future Lower Yakima Valley builds.


“We could not be more excited to have the opportunity to expand our school with the Perry Tech Sunnyside location, for the first time in our nearly 85-year history. To be able to create easier access to higher education and hands-on skills is something we really strive for in our efforts to fulfill our mission,” stated Christine Coté, President of Perry Technical Institute. “We are very grateful for the opportunity that the Port of Sunnyside presented to us, and I can’t wait to see the positive impact that I believe we will make in people’s lives.”


For more information on the program or to enroll, visit carpentry-technology or contact Enrollment Services, at [email protected] or 509-453-0374.


Jens Lee

Communications and Marketing Manager Perry Technical Institute

2011 W. Washington Ave. Yakima, WA 98903

Phone: 509.453.0374 x5729

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 offering 14 disciplines including Agricultural & Diesel Equipment Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Technology & Accounting, Construction & Carpentry Technology, Electrical Technology, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Information Technology & Communication Systems, Instrumentation, Automation & Robotics 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 Tech), Instagram (perry_tech), Snapchat (Perry Tech), YouTube (Perry Tech), and LinkedIn (Perry Technical Institute).

Posted October 05, 2023

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