he 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.