Washington's prospective trade and technical school students may expect two things from Washington: excellent coffee and first-class technical career opportunities. The state is also known for its booming aircraft and high tech sectors.
Washington's technical and manufacturing industries are concentrated in Seattle and Redmond. Seattle is home to Boeing's aircraft manufacturing operations and to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: Washington Mutual, Amazon.com, Nordstrom, Starbucks, and insurance company Safeco. Redmond features major high tech employers Microsoft and Nintendo America. Nearby Cingular and T-Mobile ensure plentiful jobs for Washington's telecommunications technical school graduates.
Despite its reputation as a high tech center, Washington has plenty to offer students in creative and entertainment trades as well. Culinary school students--and all who enjoy good food--make frequent pilgrimages to Seattle's food Mecca, Pike Place market, for fresh fish and produce.
Washington may offers a perfect setting for trade and technical school students with both urban and industrial environments to suit a range of career paths.