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Apprenticeships

It starts with a job! Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training and formal classroom instruction, all while earning an hourly wage from the employer. 
 
Each skilled trade apprenticeship has different standards and requirements for the application and length of the training period. Construction workers, electricians, ironworkers, plumbers, and roofers are examples of trades that offer apprenticeships.
 

Quick Facts


The starting wage is the average based on various trades.


Each apprenticeship includes health, time off, and retirement benefits.

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Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply!


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 An Online Apprenticeship One-Stop Resource

Powered by our partners at the Spokane Workforce Council, Apprenticeship Spokane is the resource for everything apprenticeship in Spokane County.  

  • Career seekers ages 16+ can begin exploring apprenticeship programs across diverse industries including construction, manufacturing, health care, and information technology (IT).
  • Employers can embark on developing their business as a registered apprenticeship with direct access to the resources that help get the process started.

Skilled Trades Preparation

Interested in a construction career but need to develop the basic fundamentals for an apprenticeship?

Skilled Trades Preparation (STP) is an 11-week course offered at Spokane Community College Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center that will help develop skills to enhance your construction apprenticeship application.

Training includes:

  • Applied math
  • Construction basics
  • Financial literacy
  • First aid
  • Flagging
  • OSHA 10 construction safety
  • Scaffolding introduction
  • Understanding apprenticeship

Contact our career coaches for assistance with STP enrollment.

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Local Apprenticeship Programs

Click each link below to learn about trade-specific apprenticeship programs and how to navigate their application process.

Associated General Contractors (AGC), Inland Northwest - Carpenters, Equipment Operators, Laborers

Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) -
Machining and Industrial Maintenance

Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Cement Masons, Plasterers

Construction Craft Laborers

Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)

Elevator Mechanic, Vertical Options

Heat and Frost Insulators

Heavy Equipment Operators

National Elevator Industry Educational Program

Northwest Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning / Refrigeration (HVAC/R) *This is a 9-month unpaid training program.

Painters, Drywall, Glaziers

Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters

Utility Construction - Line Workers, Gas Workers

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