October is Careers in Construction Month!  Join build-oregon.com on October 13 for Apprenticeship Day!

This day will focus on a registered apprenticeship. In the morning, participants will learn about apprenticeships, training
details, and learn how to apply. The afternoon session will highlight apprentices in the construction industry.

  • 10 to 11 am | What is Apprenticeship & How to Apply | Webinar Link: https://rb.gy/nqh3wa
    Have you heard of apprenticeship, but aren’t quite certain what it is? At this session, hear from apprenticeship coordinators in the
    construction trades. They will discuss details of their training program, how to apply, and tips for a successful application.
  • 1 to 2 pm | Day-in-a-Life of an Apprentice | Webinar Link: https://rb.gy/i3ahxn
    Are you interested in what it is like to work on a construction site, or curious about exactly what an apprentice does? Hear from
    current apprentices as they share their experiences on the job site and in an apprenticeship training program.

Want to get an start early on a career in construction?  The BayACES program at Hudson’s Bay High School offers a sequence of courses in the building trades that lead to industry certification and preferred status with Northwest Laborers Employers Training Trust (apprenticeship opportunities).  Magnet applications for BayACES open in January.  Eagles (Bay students) can also see their counselors about getting into a Construction Trades course.

Other ways to learn more about the skilled trades is by joining SkillsUSA.  This is an after-school Career & Technical Student Organization offered at our high schools.  Participation improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of:

  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • Employability
  • Technical and professional skills training

SkillsUSA students compete in regional to national competitions in their program area (video, culinary, construction…and much more)!

Build-Oregon.com is not sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools.  Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.