Presented by the Construction Center of Excellence, Pathways to Apprenticeship will be Wednesday, September 25 at the Spokane Ironworkers Training Center located at 16610 E. Euclid in Spokane Valley. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. high school counselors and teachers will learn about apprenticeship opportunities for their students.
Attendees will receive tools and resources to help guide students into apprenticeship, connections to apprenticeship programs representing many industries, a chance to tour the apprenticeship training center and hands-on experience in multiple trades.
“At a time when students and parents are faced with the high costs of university tuition and an education that may or may not lead to a living wage job, apprenticeship is a career path that allows students to work while getting their degree,” said Shana Peschek, director of the Construction Center of Excellence.
The event is sponsored by the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council and produced in partnership with Spokane Community College and apprenticeship training programs.
“Apprenticeship provides workers in our region with excellent opportunities to learn vital skills and enter good paying careers,” said Mark Mattke, CEO of the SAWDC. “Businesses in the transportation and construction sectors depend upon apprenticeship programs to deliver the workforce pipeline that builds our nation’s infrastructure.”
Registration is $50 and includes eight clock hours, lunch and continental breakfast. For more information or to register, visit www.constructioncenterofexcellence.com/training-events.
The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council leads a demand-driven workforce system in Spokane County. We make strategic public and private investments to ensure a skilled local workforce that meets the needs of our employers and creates a vibrant economy for the entire region.