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Edmonds College Receives Washington State Recognition For A New Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program - Will Allow The College To ‘Work Closer With’ Unions ‘To Articulate The Curriculum For Direct Or Preferred Entry Into Paid’ Apprenticeships

Published Sunday, January 23, 2022
by My Edmonds News
Edmonds College Receives Washington State Recognition For A New Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program - Will Allow The College To ‘Work Closer With’ Unions ‘To Articulate The Curriculum For Direct Or Preferred Entry Into Paid’ Apprenticeships

(LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON) - The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council and Labor and Industries has issued a formal recognition to the Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program at Edmonds College.

Local 292 - Laborers, Northwest Carpenters Institute (NWCI) of Washington, International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 528’s Training Program, Mason and Plasterers Local 699 and the Sprinkler Fitters Union served on the Curriculum Development Oversight Committee.  In addition, NWCI and Iron Workers Local 86 also submitted letters of support for the program, which aided in the recognition.

This recognition, which is good for three years, will allow the college to work closer with the Unionized Trade Unions in order to articulate the curriculum for direct or preferred entry into paid Apprenticeships.

Reapplication is required after three years to maintain recognition.

For students, this means that upon successful completion of the program, they have a greater opportunity to be accepted and registered as an Apprentice in the Unions that support the program’s recognition.

Apprenticeship Programs are very competitive and successful completion of the Pre-Apprenticeship Program provides an advantage over those without this early baseline education.

The Construction pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) is a partnership between Edmonds College, the City of Lynnwood, Sound Transit and several other partners to fill a critical labor shortage and provide skills training to community members.

The first cohort graduated four students in Fall 2021.

The second cohort began in January 2022 with 10 students.

The tuition-free program is available to local residents.

The value of the 10-week class is $5,000 per student.

According to an Edmonds College announcement, this Pre-Apprenticeship Program will help create opportunities for South Snohomish County community members - especially those who are underrepresented in the Construction Industry such, as Women and People of Color - to begin careers in the skilled construction trades and earn family wages and paid benefits.

CAP is a 300-hour program that includes classroom lectures and hands-on experience.

The technical skills portion of the program consists of math, blueprint reading and drawing, health and safety, tool training, construction basic, basic electrical, and basic plumbing.

The course also covers work readiness, industry awareness, financial literacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The college will work with the RISE Up (Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity in the Construction Trades) to offer modules covering implicit bias, emotional intelligence, coded language, diversity and intersectionality, and micro and macro aggressions.

To Continue Reading This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: https://myedmondsnews.com/2022/01/edmonds-college-receives-state-recognition-for-its-new-construction-pre-apprenticeship-program/

 

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