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Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center

Construction Pre-apprenticeship

Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship


Upcoming session now accepting registrations

August 22-November 1, 2022 | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Daily

Information Session: August 10, 8:30 a.m.

Program Description

Successful completion of this program leads to a Construction pre-Apprenticeship badge.

The program includes math, blueprint reading and drawing, health and safety, work readiness, industry awareness, tool training, construction basics, and more. 

Students will also create a capstone project that will demonstrate the link between theory and practice and skills acquired throughout the program.

What is a pre-apprenticeship?

A supportive, hands-on program designed to help you improve your basic skills before applying to an apprenticeship program.

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is an 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.

10 week Program

  • Basics of Construction
  • Blueprint Reading and Drawing
  • Overviews of Apprenticeship Trades
  • Safety on the Worksite
  • Tool Identification
  • Trades-Level Math
  • Worksite Behavior and Readiness
  • and more

Employment Skills

  • Interview Techniques
  • Job search
  • Resumes

Life Skills

  • Goal Setting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Time & Stress Management



Upon program completion, you will recieve the AMSC CAP Badge.
  • Communicate and collaborate with teams to promote work-site safety.
  • Use appropriate techniques to solve problems and to safely and correctly operate and maintain
    most common construction trade tools.
  • Demonstrate effective workforce skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry-level trade jobs.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge needed for entry into apprenticeships and/or further training.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be 18+ years old
  • Apprenticeship programs will have further requirements 


 There is NO TUITION COST for students!
$5000 tuition cost will be covered by our generous sponsors: Sound Transit, City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, Edmonds College, and others. 


Classes are currently being held at the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.
3008 100th St. SW, Everett

Apply to the Program

  1. Contact Cindy Fisher at or at 425.267.5711
  2. Fill out the College Admissions Application
  3. If you are accepted into the program, we will contact you with further steps

For more information or to apply, please contact Cindy Fisher at or at 425.267.5711. 

Student Resources

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Second cohort - Adirondack Chairs
Reading blueprints
First CAP cohort building shed
First cohort
Learning how to use a chopsaw