The SWFT Center at Centralia College

The Southwest Washington Flexible Training (SWFT) Center was designed and built to meet regional demands for industrial growth.

SWFT Center ExteriorWith two fully equipped classrooms as well as a large, flexible training space, the SWFT Center is available to community organizations, members and businesses to rent for their training needs.

A variety of rental agreements and services are available. Organizations can provide their own trainer or look to Centralia College for assistance in meeting their training needs.

Potential Facility Uses

  • Community Outreach Events
  • Heavy Equipment Training
  • Forklift Training
  • Flagger Training
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Construction Training
  • Safety and Security Training
  • Marketing Workshops
  • Hiring Events and Career Fairs
  • Custom Training for Your Business


Available Spaces

SWFT 108Sponsored by Virgil and Carol Fox

  • Instructional and light industrial classroom
  • Wi-Fi, computer access, and a state-of-the-art interactive and internet-connected podium
  • Sink and compressed air available
  • Tables and chairs provided to arrange as necessary
  • Can be used independently or with the Industrial Shop for additional flexibility
  • Seats provided for 24

SWFT 109Sponsored by Sierra Pacific, Weyerhaeuser, and Port Blakely

  • Instructional and light-industrial classroom
  • Forestry simulator features a harvester, forwarder, and excavator software module with an interactive seat
  • Wi-Fi, computer access, and a state-of-the-art interactive and internet-connected podium
  • Sink and compressed air available
  • Tables and chairs provided to arrange as needed
  • Seats provided for 24

SWFT 110Sponsored by Arbor Health

This educational space has been modified specifically for health care training. Currently, the classroom is frequently used by Centralia College for Nursing Assistant Certified, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and first aid courses. The Arbor Health Education Center is also a certified regional testing site for NAC, MA, and other exams. If these amenities fit your needs, contact us to determine available times for use.

Industrial Shop Industrial Shop
  • Ideal for hands-on training
  • 5,000 square feet of open space ready to accommodate any configuration for instruction
  • Designed to accommodate heavy equipment, forklifts, and machinery of most types
  • Industrial bay doors with dual entrance and high ceilings
  • Compressed air available
  • Variety of electrical options available
  • Can be used independently or with a classroom for additional flexibility
  • Classroom side: seats provided for 20


Alexis Besio
SWFT Center/Foundation Specialist
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