Preparing Students for Careers in Construction

Pre-apprenticeship programs are one way students can get ready for careers in the construction trades. These programs are designed to help students build the skills to meet the entry qualifications for a trade or apprenticeship program. In a pre-apprenticeship program, you will learn:

  • Basic Safety
  • Construction Math
  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Construction Drawings
  • Basic Rigging
  • Job Site Communication
  • Basic Soft Skills
  • Materials Handling

Programs should be approved by the Oregon and Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (OSATC). The following pre-apprenticeship training organizations teach the basic knowledge and skills to compete for entry into any of the many OSATC-approved apprenticeship programs. These programs can be a vital first step for people who don’t come from a construction background.

For WASHINGTON Pre-Apprenticeship programs, click HERE: