The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center is located at 1615 S. 325th Street in Federal Way. Courtesy photo

The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center to host ribbon cutting May 13

The Hub opened in fall 2021; several offerings for hybrid, professional development courses.

The Hub: Federal Way Higher Education Center will open its doors to the community for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony next month to commemorate its opening in 2021.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13. All are welcome to attend.

Speakers include Highline College President John Mosby, University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Sheila Edwards Lange, City of Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dani Pfeiffer.

Light refreshments and tours of the facility will also be available.

The Hub’s opening in fall 2021 marked a significant milestone for higher education in Federal Way, as visions to bring a higher education facility to Federal Way have been around since 2013.

Class offerings at The Hub began in January with additional courses added for spring quarter, which started April 1.

Hybrid courses through Highline College currently include introduction to communication, public speaking, English and introduction to statistics. The hybrid courses take place both at The Hub and online using Canvas.

Highline’s Continuing Education department is offering two new courses, Social Security: Your Questions Answered and Healthcare and Your Retirement.

Three professional development courses are available for working professionals to gain additional skills and knowledge to impact career success through the University of Washington Tacoma Professional Development Center. The courses include project management, facilitating effective meetings and organizational development.

The Hub is located at 1615 S. 325th St. in Federal Way, near the Federal Way Driver’s Licensing Office and behind The Commons mall.

The 7,300-square-foot space has two classrooms, a computer lab, a student study and gathering space, and a reception area. Parking is available for the first 65 attendees.

The Hub is a state-funded higher education center made possible through a partnership between Highline College, the UW Tacoma, the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools.

For more information about The Hub and to enroll in its courses, visit

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