Hands-on learning is important. That is why Shorecrest is hosting a free field trip, Thursday, Oct. 10, to Construction and Trades Careers Day at Seattle's Magnuson Park.

    This event will feature representatives from more than 30 heavy-hitter employers, apprenticeship programs and labor groups in King County and Washington state. Our trip is free, courtesy of Lake Forest Rotary Club. 

    Outdoors, you will get a chance to operate rigs, tools and equipment alongside professionals and apprentices. Inside, try your hand at construction activities including brick and mortar laying, survey map reading, or running a crane simulator. There is also a tour of the UW Virtual Construction and Engineering Lab.

    Hiring in the construction trades is HOT! Employees earn strong salaries. Tradespeople are shaping the future and the face of King County and the entire state. Some jobs require training without college. Make connections that can lead to a successful career. Apprenticeships give you a chance to earn while you learn. This can be you!

    Here’s the scoop:

    • We have reserved only 50 places, so spots are filled first come/first served. That means we need your field trip form returned ASAP – and no later than Oct. 8.
    • Participation is free! Lunch is free!
    • Students will receive safety glasses and hearing protection for outdoor equipment.
    • Participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes; students wearing skirts, sandals or loose-hanging clothes will not be able to participate. 

    Our bus leaves at 8:55 a.m. and returns by 1:30 p.m.

    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. All apprenticeship programs offer you the opportunity to get paid while you learn the trade. Training usually includes job experience as well as classroom instruction. Many programs also offer benefits to to apprentice workers.

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

    The Washington Department of Labor and Industries maintains a list of all registered apprenticeship programs in Washington State.
    Apprentice information from the US Dept of Labor
    Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in the Seattle area
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    South Seattle Community College: Georgetown Apprenticeship Training Center. This is an awesome center!!!

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