Career Opportunity for Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs


The Coalition of Immigrants, Refugees, and Communities of Color received $75K from the Pre-apprenticeship & Support Services Grant program through the Washington State Department of Transportation as part of a pilot project to provide outreach and recruitment for a 4 week pre- apprenticeship program developed by the Iron workers to provide direct training and job placement opportunities in the highway construction industry.

Pre-apprenticeship training is a great way for participants to:

  • Explore and learn about exciting careers
  • Qualify to meet the minimum standards for selection to a Registered Apprenticeship program
  • Benefit from classroom and technology-based training
  • Get a start on career-specific training with viable career pathway opportunities
  • Build your literacy, math, English, and work-readiness skills employers desire and
  • Advance into a Registered Apprenticeship program

WSDOT and these apprenticeship programs could create an opportunity to have livable wage jobs and a brighter future for many enrolled in the program.



The Washington State Department of Transportation grant program provides training and support service opportunities for females and minorities that want to enter the highway construction trades.  Individuals can then be employed by private companies to work for years building and expanding highways and improving roads that voters have demanded. 

Free Classes begin: August 29, 2016—September 23, 2016


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