Ready to Start Your Career in Construction?

Head Start to the Construction Trades (HCT) is a program that offers FREE skilled trades training. No experience necessary.



Our Mission

The HCT program has a strong desire 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.  

#Facilitating H.O.P.E.- Helping with Opportunity, Personal Growth,and Empowerment   


Hands-On Training

Here at the AGC Apprenticeship, we have created a streamlined introductory program to foster interest in the construction trades. The Head Start to the Construction Trades (HCT) program molds new candidates into skilled professionals for the construction industry right here in Spokane, Washington.

An entry level program, six weeks in length, covers:

1. CPR/First Aid training

2. OSHA 10 Safety Certification

3. Introduction to hand & power tools

4. Construction math

5. Material handling

6. Forklift certification

7. Work concepts including interview skills and resume writing

8. Money & time management

9. Personal strength builders

10. Communication skills

12. Daily Physical Fitness preparing for the rigors of construction trades


The Construction Trades


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. That's right. 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.

Help Build Spokane

Your support and contributions will enable us to provide additional valuable training's. These training's support individuals in need and assist them in obtaining fulfilling careers in the construction industry.

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Our Partners



BFET/Rise Programs

Center for Justice

Legal Justice System

Goodwill Re-entry Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity

Lions Club

Pioneer Human Services



WA State Dept. of Health & Social Services (DSHS)

Weiss Financial Group

Wells Fargo


City of Spokane

Excelsior Youth Center

Geiger Correctional Center

NewTech Skills Center

Next Generation Zone

Spokane City Municipal Court 

Spokane County District & Superior Courts

Spokane County Juvenile Court

WA State Dept. of Corrections

WA State Dept. of Support Enforcement

Youth Build


Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors

Inland Northwest AGC Apprenticeship

Acme Concrete

Bacon Concrete

Drywall Specialties

Leone & Keeble

Max J. Kuney Company

N.A. Degerstrom

Northeast Community Center

Salem Lutheran Church

Spokane Festival of Speed

Star Rentals

West Central Community Center