Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training programs offer the opportunity to get hands-on training for a career while earning money, instead of going into debt by taking on student loans. These paid positions teach skills through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom instruction.
Apprenticeships are rewarding, but also demanding. Successful completion requires determination, commitment, and the desire to build a successful future. For those who meet the challenges of apprenticeship, the rewards are substantial. Many of the best Project Managers and Estimators start their career off in the field. See the links below to learn more.
Most local community and technical colleges offer a range of construction focused programs. These courses tend to be low in cost but rich in content.
Earn while you learn through a trade-specific apprenticeship training program. These dedicated centers offer a rigorous training experience and provide nearly-guaranteed job placements.
Many four-year universities offer dedicated construction degrees and areas of study. This includes civil engineering and construction sciences programs. Groups, including the AGC Education & Research Foundation, offer scholarship opportunities to help cover tuition.
Check out the Inland Northwest's local job board for available construction jobs!
Industry Training, including OSHA, CESCL, and more.
Not in the Pacific Northwest? The Associated General Contractors of America also hosts a nationwide construction job board, the AGC Career Center. Visit agccareers.org to search for available positions in your area.
Already in the industry but want to upgrade or expand your skills? With more advanced skills comes more opportunity, increased wages and more exciting projects. Even the experienced can trade up!
The trades are a great option not only for those who know 100 percent it's what they want, but for those who just aren't sure. Rather than go into debt while you figure yourself out, learn a trade first. You'll learn meaningful, useful life skills and earn a great wage while you figure out what your goals are.Dan, Project Manager