Apprenticeships: Construction and More

Diagram of Apprenticeship Progression
  • Apprenticeships are available in hundreds of positions ranging from Accounting Clerk to Machinist, Firefighter to Graphic Arts Technician, Boat Builder to Sheet Metal Worker. See Become an Apprentice and browse the hundreds of occupations in our state with the Find an Apprenticeship tool. Many apprenticeships lead to well-paying, high-demand jobs. Our buildings will always need maintenance; our airplanes and ferries and boats will always need to be put together; our children will always need to be taken care of; our offices will always need workers.  

    Most apprenticeships require a high school diploma or GED and have minimum ages of 17 or 18. 

    Washington State Labor and Industries Department functions as Apprenticeship central for the state, listing both preparation programs and full apprenticeship programs. See links and files below. 

Apprenticeship Resources


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Apprenticeship vs. College chart
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  • Please note that the figures listed above in the Annual Construction Craft Survey are national. Salaries in Western Washington are 10-30% higher than the national averages.