Welcome to SkillsUSA Washington’s Olympic Region located on some of the youngest land added to the North American continental shelf in the last 57 million years.
Named after the Olympic Mountains, which are nearly in the center of the region’s geographical footprint, the area is world renowned for its temperate and mountain forests, and includes the only rain forest in the continental USA. The forested areas boast an amazing wealth of vegetative and animal diversity.
The first settlement in Washington (then known as the NW Territories) first named New Market (1845) was renamed Tumwater (1847) after the Salish word for strong or tumbling water (Tum-wa-ta). Olympia, the state capital of Washington, is located in the region. Odd fact, the world’s first soft serve ice cream machine was located in Olympia in 1939.


Regional Technical Skills Contests:

  • Automotive Service & Maintenance – RSVP Deadline Nov. 25th – Timberline High School – Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Sign In:  8:00AM – E-mail: pringstad@uti.edu
    • Maximum Number of Students:
      • 24 students for Auto Service
      • 24 students for Auto Maintenance
      • Number of students per school will depend on the number of schools participating
      • All participating students must be active SkillsUSA members
      • Specific contest information will be sent out to all schools/instructors who RSVP on or before December 1st.
      • Medals will be awarded at the Olympic Region Leadership Conference on February 4th at Aberdeen High School
      • Top three placers from each contest will automatically qualify for State Contest



2016-2017 Advisor Contacts

Olympic Region Coordinator

Keith Kuniyasu
River Ridge High School
Photography, Graphics, and Video Production
Classroom Phone: 360-412-4411  Ext. 42318
Email: kkuniyasu@nthurston.k12.wa.us