Pierce Center for Arts & Technology

About Us

Arivva is a place of opportunity offering youth arts and adult workforce development programs. Arivva is the first replication of the highly successful Manchester Bidwell Education Model in Washington State.


To transform Pierce County by connecting high school students and adults-in-transition to the opportunities and environment they need to build a better future for themselves, their families, and our community. Coming Soon! Clerical/Clinical Medical Assistant Job Training Program Spring 2022 8 Months Including Externship – Tuition Free Watch This Space for Updates!


We envision a community that sees everyone as an asset, where problems become opportunities to create hope, respect, and belonging, and where every person has a pathway to success.


Environment shapes behavior All people are assets Creativity fuels enterprise What We Do Arivva seeks to transform lives. Our focus is on education and workforce development. We start by providing visual arts programs for high school youth and postsecondary career training for local workers. We provide scholarships to all our students and remove barriers to access such as evidence of financial stability and prior achievement.