• Apprenticeships

    America’s workforce is aging. As the baby boomers begin to retire, they will take with them a lifetime of skills and expertise, leaving potential gaps in the labor force and a demand for younger, skilled workers. Meanwhile, to compete in a global economy, employers need employees with increasingly specialized skills, and these employees are hard to find and keep.

    A growing shortage of skilled workers, coupled with increased demand, means that industry and the trades will need to work hard to attract and retain qualified candidates. Registered apprenticeships, where employees train under the direction of seasoned journeyworkers, are one good way that businesses can prepare for the shifting demographics of the workforce.

    In contrast to previous generations, today’s workers are accustomed to holding many jobs with many companies, and are comfortable jumping from one employer to the next in search of higher wages, better benefits and more opportunities. Apprenticeships foster loyalty, provide a pathway to family wage jobs and provide employers with a significant return on investment.

     

    What Is Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

    After completing an apprenticeship program, the worker's journey-level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at journey level scale.

     

    Apprenticeship Programs Sponsored by the Inland Northwest AGC

  • Carpenters Carpenters

    Perform carpentry work in commercial and residential construction. Salary range: $15.64 to $24.76 per hour.

    Inland Northwest Chapter Associated General Contractors Carpenters AC

    2110 N. Fancher Rd.
    Spokane, WA  99212

    Michael Ankneyz
    Coordinator

    Phone: (509) 534-0502

    mankney@nwagc.org

    www.nwagcapprenticeship.org

     

    Washington State UBC JATC

    127 E. Augusta, Suite #102
    Spokane, WA 99207

    Phone: 509-532-8833

    www.carpentertraining.org

    Construction Equipment Operators Construction Equipment Operators

    Maintain and operate heavy machinery. Salary range $17.38-$26.74 per hour.

    Inland Northwest Chapter Associated General Contractors Operators AC

    2110 N. Fancher Rd.
    Spokane, WA  99212

    Michael Ankney
    Coordinator

    Phone: (509) 534-0502

    mankney@nwagc.org

    www.nwagcapprenticeship.org

     

    Western States Operating Engineers Training Institute

    23500 S Operating Engineers Ln
    Spangle, WA 99031-0210

    Bryan Adams
    Training Coordinator.

    Phone: (509) 235-9393

    opereng@wsopen.org

    www.wsopen.org

     

     

    Laborers Laborers

    Work on highway construction projects and utility and building construction sites. Salary range: $13.94 to $23.23 per hour.

    Inland Northwest Chapter Associated General Contractors Carpenters AC

    2110 N. Fancher Rd.
    Spokane, WA  99212

    Michael Ankneyz
    Coordinator

    Phone: (509) 534-0502

    mankney@nwagc.org

    www.nwagcapprenticeship.org

     

    Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship Committee

    3921 E. Francis
    Spokane WA 99207

    Dave Castle

    Phone: (509) 467-5239

    apprentice@nwlett.org

    www.nwlaborerstraining.org

     

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