The Connection is a partnership of school districts, businesses, higher education, public agencies, and community organizations.


Pierce County Careers Connection
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

 Bldg 19 Rooms 114 C and 114 B

Kris Tarin - 253-583-8803
Jim Adams - 253-583-8816



We work together to guide Pierce County students in becoming the next generation of leaders in our community and workplace by:

Increasing student readiness for college and the workplace

Photographs courtesy of New Market Skills Center

Fostering connections between educational systems, business & the greater community
Supporting and linking career planning and academic achievement


Education and mentoring go hand in hand, and with the aid of The Connection partnerships, young men and women are
entering colleges, universities, and the workplace as responsible citizens and the decision-makers of the future.