Apprenticeships & Trade Schools
- Local 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship
- Local 55 Sheet Metal Apprenticeship
- IBEW Local Union 112 Electrical Apprenticeship Program, Kennewick
- CBC College Apprenticeship Programs
- International Union of Operating Engineers Training
- CITC - Construction Industry Training Counsel
- Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee
- Dept. of Labor & Industries - Apprenticeship Programs
- Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
- Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program
- Elevator Constructor Mechanic Apprenticeship
- Iron Workers - International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing
- Nichols Bros. Boat Builders
- Apprenticeship.Gov (Apprenticeship Finder Site)
- Independent Technicians Automotive Committee (iTAC) Apprenticeship
- Apprenti - (Tech Apprenticeships)
- Northwest Laborers Training Apprenticeship
Local 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters
United Association Local Union 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship is a five year program consisting of 2000 hours of on the job training and 250 hours of class room instruction each year for five consecutive years. Apprentices have the same curriculum for the first and second year and then move to a specialized training track to become a Steamfitter, Plumber, Pipe Welder or HVAC-R Technician. This is a demanding program that requires a deep level of commitment and perseverance. Our Earn-While-You-Learn Program is extremely rewarding with the best wages and benefits in the construction industry. Our contractor base works in 15 Eastern Washington counties, including Yakima, Moses Lake, Walla Walla, Pendleton, Hanford Reservation, Yakima Nation, Colville and Umatilla Indian Reservations.
If you would like to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities through the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, please visit United Association Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and HVAC Service Techs.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM ??
The decisions you make now will affect the rest of your life. Consider a career in the electrical construction industry: good wages, great benefits, interesting and challenging working environments and good advancement opportunities can all be yours !
The finest electricians in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) .
Apply with us for training as an electrician in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.
Begin with the best electrical training available from the IBEW and the NECA. Our geographical jurisdiction covers sixteen counties : Eight in SE Washington and eight in NE Oregon.
When you train with the IBEW - NECA team, you are making an investment in your future !
The LU112-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) serves its IBEW and NECA members by providing classroom training and administration for apprenticeships in the electrical industry.
Become a Journeyman
Apprenticeship is a combination of technical classes and on-the-job training. Once you complete the workplace and classroom assignments, you will receive a completion certificate and be recognized as a Journeyman in your chosen industry nationwide.
There is a wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities in the Columbia Basin. Contact the individuals or unions listed below to begin the process.
Earn While You Learn
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a trade union that has proudly represented operating engineers and stationary engineers since 1896. Through training trusts jointly sponsored by local unions and employers, IUOE apprentices receive free training at heavy equipment operator training schools throughout the United States and Canada. Also, through union-negotiated agreements with employers, IUOE apprentices “earn while they learn.”
Apprentice wages are competitive, increase annually, and are supplemented by benefits like health insurance and a pension plan. Most importantly, IUOE apprenticeship puts you on a career track.
IUOE has approximately 400,000 members in 123 local unions throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 100 apprenticeship and training programs work hard to ensure that IUOE members are highly trained and skilled craftworkers.
Apprenticeship with IUOE will provide you with free career training as an operating or stationary engineer, funded by joint labor and employer training trusts.
Operating engineers work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, while stationary engineers work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes.
As an apprentice operating engineer, you will earn while you learn. Apprentices are eligible for the same benefits enjoyed by all members of IUOE, including health insurance, pensions and access to union training programs. IUOE offers training opportunities and employment to all, regardless of race, sex, creed, color, religion, or national origin.
You can find information about apprenticeship for operating and stationary engineers by clicking here
Receive paid on-the-job training
With an apprenticeship through CITC, you will receive formal classroom training without the cost of tuition, and you won’t have to wait until you’ve graduated to begin your career. You will have the opportunity to work with first-class employers to receive paid on-the-job training while under the direct supervision of experienced journey-level workers. With this combination training, you learn the “how” and “why” of your trade by applying what you learn in the classroom to the real world.
Technological advances have created new improvements, ideas, and processes. The construction industry is in need of individuals with a complete knowledge of the practical and technical aspects of their trade. Regardless of the trade you choose, CITC’s apprenticeship training will prepare you for a career in which individual ability and skill is recognized and rewarded.
JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE
AEROSPACE & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIPS
From Seattle to Spokane, the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is committed to the development, implementation, and maintenance of thriving apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs for the purpose of creating the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing workers in Washington State. Find out who AJAC is, where our aerospace apprenticeship programs are located in Washington State, why apprenticeship works and how you can launch your career as an AJAC apprentice.
About AJAC’s Apprenticeship Programs
AJAC serves a variety of industries in Washington State for apprenticeship training including: food processing, packaging and assembly, aerospace, maritime manufacturing, biomedical, defense, and space. Within these industries, AJAC has developed the following registered apprenticeship programs:
- Industrial Manufacturing Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
- Tool and Die Maker
- Precision Metal Fabricator
- Plastic Process Technician
- Youth Apprenticeships
Phone: (206) 764-7940
Fax: (206) 764-5329
Have a question or comment? Send us an email!
8605 South 212th St. Kent, WA 98031
Our offices are temporarily closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute (PNCI)
The premier educational institution in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Idaho for Carpenters and the affiliated trades. PNCI is sponsored by Willamette Carpenter Training Center, Inc. a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. PNCI provides apprenticeship and journeyman skill advancement training for many construction trades including:
Drywall Finisher (Taper)
Trade Show exhibition workers
Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction.
They handle terrazzo, magnesite, epoxy, polymer and other plastic materials for topping repair and injection. Cement masons are responsible for all preparation and repairing of concrete. They also set forms and pins for slabs, steps, curbs and gutters, and paving.
ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR MECHANIC
Elevator constructor mechanics are responsible for assembly, installation, maintenance, and replacement of elevators, escalators, chairlifts, moving walkways, and similar equipment in buildings. Elevator mechanics usually specialize in installation, maintenance, or repair work.
Iron Workers - International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Apprenticeship
The Department of Apprenticeship and Training and The National Training Fund oversees, coordinates, and manages the education and training programs that provide our members with knowledge and skills ranging from the basic to the very advanced. This Department's mission necessitates interaction with the International, Local Unions, Local Joint Apprenticeship Committees and Trade Improvement Committees, and various other organizing bodies to ensure that our outside local and shop members in the United States and Canada receive the comprehensive and effective education and training that will enable them to carry out their work safely and efficiently while meeting the highest standards of quality.
Click here for the Ironworkers directory of training centers.
The mission of Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Training Department is to ensure that our union ironworkers have the skills, knowledge, and training necessary to be safe on the jobsite, competitive in the workplace, and satisfied in their careers.
We accomplish that mission by providing training and training materials, leadership, and accreditation in order to uphold union values and the principles of service and professionalism.
We stand for:
NICHOLS BROS. BOAT BUILDERS
Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice for Various Trades
NBBB has been building boats on beautiful Whidbey Island since 1964. In Freeland, WA we produce state-of-the-art vessels; tugs, ferries, fire boats, fishing vessels, barges, dinner boats, along with many other sophisticated ships. We lead in adopting innovative marine technology to serve our customers' needs.
NBBB currently sponsors five approved state programs; Marine Pipefitters, Marine Painters, Machinery Assemblers, Production Welders, and Ship fitter/fabricators. In late 2017, NBBB was awarded significant grant funding from state and federal sources that it is now using to accelerate the growth of its apprentice programs, including acquiring equipment that will improve the learning experience for its apprentices. NBBB is investing in quality and accomplished instructors, new training equipment, new curriculum and expanded training resources for the existing five apprenticeships and two apprentice programs that will soon be certified. We are seeking candidates to fill our many Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice opportunities in our various trades.
NBBB’s Apprenticeship program develops a sustainable core workforce of journeypersons with the full body of on-the-job and trade knowledge necessary to fill vital workforce gaps. Our Apprenticeships provide employment, education and training of technical skills under the guidance of experienced journeyman and technical experts. NBBB’s programs and apprentices are registered with the State of Washington, which is recognized by the U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
iTAC is an industry-driven apprenticeship program, founded on the belief that mastery occurs on the job. Through apprenticeship all people have the opportunity to earn competitive wages, find meaningful and fulfilling work, and pursue lifelong learning.
iTAC offers two Washington State registered tracks:
After successful completion of either of these programs you will receive a certificate of completion from the State of Washington
Mission & Vision
Apprenti bridges the tech talent and diversity gaps by adapting the time-tested model of apprenticeship to meet evolving workforce needs. Apprenti is igniting a new paradigm to develop untapped talent and strengthen the tech ecosystem nationwide.
What We Do
At Apprenti, we have been leading the way in creating a new paradigm for what it means to have and create careers in technology. Paving the path for equitable access and representation in the fields of technology is at the core of our DNA. We have a proven model leveraging national apprenticeship as a clear pathway to certified and qualified talent in technology roles. We believe that utilizing this time-tested model is a better formula to reaching and engaging a broader pool of smart minds and dedicated talent.
Excited about embarking on your new career as a highly skilled construction craft laborer? You should be. And we’re excited to help you get there.
We need construction workers bad. So bad that we’re going to make this super easy. Check this out – while you’re taking a course, you’ll receive free housing, free meals, free training, job placement and a paycheck. That’s what our apprenticeship program offers. Still don’t believe us? Just call and we’ll prove it to you. Seriously.
No upfront skills or knowledge are required. The only thing you need to do is pick up the phone and call us. We’ll take it from there. We’ll get you enrolled in a session at our training center campus in Kingston. Did we mention that while at Kingston, your housing, your meals and all of your training is free? I think we did.
We’ll also hook you up with all the advantages of membership in a laborers’ union. Like solid wages you can support or start a family on. Tons of advancement opportunities to help you get ahead. Great health benefits. Even a retirement package, if you can believe it.
If building a cool new career in the construction community sounds good to you, contact us today by calling 800-240-9112 or by clicking right here. We’ll show you what it takes to become a part of the team, and help get you started on your way.
- Perry Technical Institute
- Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology
- Paul Mitchell the School, Richland
- Bates Technical College - Tacoma, WA
- NCRA - The Association for Court Reporters and Transcriptionists
- International Air and Hospitality Academy, Vancouver WA
- Northwest Culinary Institute, Vancouver WA
- Oregon Coast Culinary Institute at Southwestern Oregon Community College
- Northwest Renewable Energy Institute (WIND TURBINE AND TELECOM TECHNICIAN TRAINING), Vancouver WA
Perry Technical Institute
2011 W Washington Ave,
Yakima, WA 98903
At Perry Tech, we are committed to offering programs that meet the real needs of industry, are hands-on, and can be completed in one to two years. For 80 years, we've dedicated ourselves to helping students become skilled workers. Workers that are equipped with both technical knowledge and positive work habits to succeed.
Employers come to us looking for employees who are trained to go above and beyond. Our graduates are known to work hard and raise the bar. Many Perry Tech grads secure jobs even before they graduate.
Explore the programs here.
- Agricultural and Diesel Equipment Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Business Technology and Accounting
- Electrical Technology
- Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
- Information Technology and Communications Systems
- Instrumentation and Industrial Automation Technology
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Administration & Coding
- Plumbing Technician
- Precision Machining & Manufacturing
- Professional Truck Driving
- Welding Technology
FAFSA CODE 041272
Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology
23 West 1st Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 586 - 9979
Director of Admissions: Sierra Schafer
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Victoria's Academy is committed to train students for technical careers in Cosmetology, Barbering, Master Esthetics, Massage or as an Instructor. This includes living up to the expectations of potential employers regarding professionalism, appearance, safety and sanitation. Victoria’s expects the same standards in the school as would be expected working in any of these technical industries. We strive to maintain an environment where creativity and growth are emphasized. To achieve our goals there is a commitment from staff members and students to educate in the most professional manner. Our students and staff are encouraged to have a healthy curiosity for anticipating the rapid and progressive growth of our industry. Dream it, Learn it, Live it!
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we’ve built our legacy—
one that’s projected WyoTech as a frontrunner in the Automotive, Collision and Diesel industries. We believe you need to forge your path in this world of ours, and brand yourself proudly in whatever that path might be. That’s why we wanted to re-establish a brand that represents the American dream; a brand with a backbone of hard work, respect, and integrity; a brand that honors our blue-collar individuals who don’t always reap the recognition of their hard work, but keep the world spinning as we know it. We’re WyoTech: A place for those who know their brand and forge their path.
What do you want to do? If you're rethinking your next move, think of Bates. Bates offers associate in applied science degrees (AAS), certificates of competency and certificates of training in hundreds of career areas.
- College & Career Preparation
- Advanced Manufacturing Pathway
- Business and Communication Pathway
- Culinary Arts
- Education and Public Safety
- Health Sciences
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
- Transportation and Trades
- Continuing Education
- High School
- Child Studies
Court Reporting and Captioning are exciting and versatile careers. Court reporters write the verbatim proceedings of a courtroom, deposition, hearing or meeting and provide an accurate transcript of the proceedings. Realtime captioning provides captions of live television programs and other forms of media for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers through real time technology that instantly produces readable English text.
Court Reporting Technologies helps you prepare for immediate employment in a career as a court reporter, captioner, transcriptionist, or scopist.
For 40 years, International Air and Hospitality Academy has provided the accredited training that has launched thousands of successful careers in the travel industry.
While many of our graduates work as flight attendants, our hands-on training also prepares students for a variety of other travel industry positions including travel agent, reservations agent, customer service agent, and more. Additionally, our training provides our graduates with options across the entire travel industry such as cruise lines, hotels, and tourism.
Welcome to Northwest Culinary Institute
Founded in 2004, Northwest Culinary Institute seeks to be the premier culinary school in the country. Our approach to culinary education is unique to other culinary schools. Our instructors are certified executive chefs, many of whom have won prestigious awards such as chef of the year. Additionally, students spend most of every day in the kitchen perfecting their craft.
NCI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency under the provisions of Chapter 33, Title 38, U.S. Code and subsequent legislation.
OREGON'S BEST CULINARY ARTS SCHOOL - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Superior culinary education begins with hands-on training in state-of-the art kitchens. Our individualized approach will help you gain the confidence necessary to move ahead in a fulfilling career.
Master culinary skills with certified chef instructors to help you every step of the way. Learn basic knife skills to advanced Garde Manger training. This solid foundation helps you to prepare for a successful career, at a fraction of the cost of other culinary schools.
OCCI offers you hands-on opportunities to learn the latest culinary skills in our state-of-the-art facility. The culinary field is continuing to grow and trained chefs are in demand. Start your culinary journey by requesting a tour today!
We offer degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and management. As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College we are able to offer you a program that is affordable, with all of the amenities that come with being a part of Southwestern's college campus. Best of all, our programs can be completed in 18 months. Don’t wait to start your culinary career. Request a tour today!
- Certified chefs help you every step of the way
- Culinary programs can be completed in 18 months
- Individualized, hands-on learning in professional kitchens
- Affordable programs get you career ready
- Part of Southwestern Oregon Community College
- All the amenities of a college campus
- Student housing
- Scholarships and Financial Aid available
Welcome to Northwest Renewable Energy Institute!
Are you ready to get your career started? Complete Your Training at Northwest Renewable Energy Institute in Only 6 Months!
Do you want to start a career in the renewable energy industry? Northwest Renewable Energy Institute is the perfect place to begin your future with our Wind Turbine Technician Training Program. Get the skills, training, and certifications you need to enter the job market in as little as 6 months. Our Career Services team will help you get started and apply for jobs across the country and worldwide.
NWREI’s training program prepares and awards students the certifications required for employment in the green technology industry. Students must pass the practical exam to be awarded the certifications.
An exciting future is ahead of you! NWREI is here to help you get started!