Start of free pre-apprenticeship training in the construction trades on Monday January 10

Workman putting on gloves, mid section

Free pre-apprenticeship training in the construction trades is offered at Grays Harbor and participants will earn free forklift, OSHA-10, and markup certifications.

WorkSource has partnered with A NEW to provide FREE 4 week pre-apprenticeship training at Satsop Business Park in Elma, WA.

This 4-week training, funded by PacMtn Workforce Development Council, will be held from January 10e until February 4, 2022. Classes take place Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

If you are unemployed and currently looking for a job, are at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED (or will have one upon completion of training); can lift / carry 40 to 50 pounds; have a valid driver’s license (or be able to obtain one); can speak, read and write basic English; and have barriers to employment, this training is available.

If transportation is an issue, officials say assistance may be available.

This same training recently graduated ten students from Thurston County and nine students from Pacific County.

Prior to graduation, each of these students would have been interviewed for several local open employment opportunities that guarantee an hourly rate of at least $ 18 per hour. Organizers say 18 out of 19 students were hired into family-paying jobs after graduation.

“Grays Harbor County is seeing and will continue to experience substantial growth in construction career opportunities in the years to come,” said Lynnette Buffington, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. “These are partnerships like this. ci, with WorkSource Grays Harbor, which will prepare our residents for well-paying and rewarding jobs in the port and benefit the growth of the port.

Participants will receive training in blueprint reading, trades math, physical conditioning, professional development and more. From decision making, tools and techniques, find out what people in the construction industry do every day. Participants will access professional development through mock interviews, peer and professional mentoring, and resume writing, and hear from construction industry professionals to learn more about their specific trade, this that they are looking for in an employee. Ultimately, participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become viable for a well-paying apprenticeship position, while achieving forklift, markup, and OSHA-10 certifications to become more marketable for employers.

To register, you must complete and submit the online pre-apprenticeship training form, and upon receipt, you will be contacted to determine eligibility for the program.

There are limited places available.

Pre-apprenticeship training form: use either of the links.

For more information, please contact Damian Magista, Workforce Solutions Navigator at [email protected] or call him at (360) 358-2397.