Change Your Life with a New, High-wage Career! County Economic Development Council offers FREE training

Deadline Aug. 21, 2017

— from the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) —

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will provide FREE training in Construction Tech at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy this fall, then help place trained and qualified workers in good jobs in local construction businesses.

Space is limited – contact us today to learn more!Call (360) 378-2906 or email

Courses include the following:
BLDG 101 Introduction to Building Construction (11 cr) Practical hands-on experience in core construction skills. Includes basic building vocabulary and nomenclature in the safe operation of hand and power tools. Covers construction math applications and exposure to construction trade clusters. Instruction will include OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Certification and fork lift operation certification.

MANF 120 Manufacturing Technology (3) Instruction on safety topics and practices specifically related to industrial work environments. Topics include personal protective equipment, safety working with heavy industrial equipment, energy lock-out/tag-out procedures, material handling, electrical safety, machine guarding, working with hazardous materials, fire prevention, hazard identification and control, and safety inspection practices. Instruction in First Aid and CPR included.
Schedule: Courses run early September through mid-December, 2017. Classes are held at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy in Anacortes, full days on Monday-Wednesday of each week.

Cost: No cost for course or transportation, $50 filing fee.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2017

Construction Training Application (PDF)

The EDC thanks our partners in this initiative: the Orcas Island Community Foundation, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, Skagit Valley College, the Port of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank, Heritage Bank, and area construction businesses.

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