Head Start to the Construction Trades (HCT) is a program that offers FREE skilled trades training. No experience necessary.
The HCT program goal is to build a stronger, more inclusive culture that encourages business in the construction industry to evolve. Our programs are designed for the advancement of communities and families, through developing the next generation of Inland Northwest construction team members.
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We have created a streamlined introductory program to foster interest in the construction trades. The Head Start to the Construction Trades program molds new candidates into skilled professionals for the construction industry in Spokane, Washington.
Each six-week course covers:
· Introduction to Commercial & Residential Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, HVAC Techs, Welding, and Heavy Equipment Operation
· OSHA 10 Certification
· Hand & Power Tools
· First Aid/CPR with AED Certification
· Construction Math
· Material Handling
· Forklift Certification *Must be 18 years old.
· Flagging Certification
· Interview skills and resume writing
· Money & time management
· Personal Strength Builders
· Communication Skills
· Post-graduation assistance which includes employment search & introduction to employers.
A major issue facing our industry today is a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development must be a priority for all employers in the construction industry or the problem will only get worse. To that end, the Inland Northwest AGC is pleased to offer three open shop apprenticeship programs for its members – Carpenters, Laborers, & Heavy Equipment Operators.
An apprenticeship in the construction industry is the backbone of your career in the trades — it's what makes you the best trades person you can be for an employer. In our industry, apprenticeships range anywhere from three to five years in length, and include both classroom education and hands-on training.
You earn while you learn - meaning that you get paid to go to school while earning a great wage! In some trades, you start getting benefits from day one on top of an hourly wage. However, like with all apprenticeship programs, they differ by trade.
Your support and contributions will enable us to provide additional valuable trainings. These trainings support individuals in need and assist them in obtaining fulfilling careers in the construction industry.
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