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The South Central Workforce Development Council is committed to the development of a workforce that provides opportunities for all residents to receive a quality education, and provide avenues for pursuing training that leads to productive, satisfying and family-wage jobs.  (509) 574-1950,

Central Washington Family Medicine Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine serves and trains family doctors for service to the Yakima area and other rural and underserved communities. (509) 452-4946,

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences offers a rigorous four-year medical degree program to train primary care physicians. (509) 452-3627,

Washington State University in Yakima provides bachelor degrees in the areas of business, agriculture, human development, nursing, humanities and a variety of social sciences.  (509) 574-1600, 

Central Washington University, a four-year university located 38 miles west of Yakima, offers undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences, business, professional education and certain technical fields; graduate degrees at the master’s level in arts and sciences and professional education; and pre-professional programs for students interested in pursuing additional training in professional schools. There is a Yakima campus of Central Washington University. (509) 574-6894 

Heritage University, a liberal-arts university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees/certificates in education, business, physical sciences and social sciences; state-approved teacher, school counselor and school-administrator certification; business microcomputers, chemical dependency studies and child abuse/neglect intervention. (509) 575-1228

Yakima Valley Community College offers lower division college arts and sciences, university transfer, vocational/technical education, community service and other adult-basic education. (509) 574-4600 

Perry Technical Institute provides vocational training in Automotive, Computer Applications and Office Administration, Electrical, Graphic Tech, Heat/Air Cond/Refrig Tech, Instrumentation and Industrial Automation, Machine Tech, Telecommunications and Limited Energy. (509) 453-0374  

Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center provides vocational programs in business clerical, culinary arts, automotive repair, light truck driver, painter, plastering, heavy equipment operator, heavy equipment mechanics,bricklaying, and carpentry.

Workforce Training and Education Providers include ACTNOW Human Resources offers employability skill development, medical terminology and computer training; AJA Massage Therapy Institute; Lower Valley School of Massage; Yakima Valley Body Therapy Institute; Leonardo Taxidermy School, and the GMC Training Institute.

Enterprise for Progress In the Community (EPIC) provides early childhood education, youth residential programs and family support services throughout a 14 county area in Central Washington since 1979. (509) 248-3950 

Yakima Private Schools include ACHIEVE Online, Grace Lutheran School, St. Joseph Elementary, Marquette Middle School, St. Paul Cathedral, La Salle High School, Riverside Christian School, Yakima Adventist Christian School, Oak Ridge Montessori School, Country Kids Child Development Center, Nile Christian School/Hope Academy, Sunnyside Christian Elementary and High School, and Sunnyside Cavalry Lutheran.

Educational School District 105, serving south central Washington, lists all school districts in the Yakima Valley.  (509) 575-2885,

Yakima Valley Schools

: (509) 573-7000,
West Valley: (509) 972-6000,
East Valley: (509) 573-7300,
Union Gap: (509) 248-3996,
Selah: (509) 697-0706,
Naches Valley: (509) 457-8592,
Highland: (509) 678-4173,
Zillah: (509) 829-5911,
Wapato: (509) 877-4181,
Toppenish: (509) 865-4455,
Granger: (509) 854-1515,
Sunnyside: (509) 837-5851,
Grandview: (509) 882-8500,
Mabton: (509) 894-4852,

Yakima Valley Libraries

Yakima Valley Community College Library: (509) 574-4991
Yakima Valley Genealogical Society Library: (509) 248-1328 
Yakima Valley Museum: (509) 248-0747
Yakima Valley Regional Library: (509) 452-8541
Heritage University Library: (509) 865-8500