Apprenticeship Training

More than 2,000 apprentices from over 25 different trades attend classes weekdays, evenings and Saturdays at the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College. The Campus is currently co-operating with the following Joint Apprenticeship Committees to provide related and supporting courses for apprentices and journey workers Apprentice-Related Training Programs (pdf). For more information contact the listings below or go to the Labor and Industry website.

South Seattle College also offers a pathway for Apprentices to earn an Associate of Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) Degree in Multi-Occupational Trades. View degree requirements (pdf).

Aerospace Apprenticeship (AJAC)

AJAC offers six apprenticeship programs for Washington State's booming aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. We currently offer structured on-the-job training for machinist (aircraft oriented), precision metal fabricator, tool & die maker, industrial maintenance technician, plastic process technician and aircraft maintenance technician (airframe). AJAC's programs are 93% OJT and 7% college-level classroom instruction. AJAC has partnered with several community and technical colleges to offer college credit for the related supplemental instruction portion of the programs. AJAC is an employer-sponsored apprenticeship organization. You must be currently working for an AJAC participating employer in order to be eligible for any of the six programs. AJAC currently partners with over 200 of Washington State's top aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies. Launch your career day as an AJAC apprentice by visiting our website.

Washington State aerospace and manufacturing employers who participate in AJAC's apprenticeship program are looking for candidates who have the skills and knowledge necessary to qualify for entry-level jobs in advanced manufacturing. If you don't have these skills or need a refresher course, you can get these skills in 11 weeks with a pre-apprenticeship training program that is free for most students. AJAC and South Seattle College offer the Manufacturing Academy at the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus.

Lan West, Apprentice Services Coordinator
Phone: 206.737.8341

IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship

The IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship program offers twelve trades related to aircraft fabrication and equipment maintenance. The high-skilled manufacturing trades include Blue Streak Mechanic; Composite Manufacturing Technician; Machinist; Maintenance Machinist; Manufacturing Machinist; Metal Structures Technician; Model Maker; NC Skin Mill Operator; NC Spar Mill Operator; Tool & Cutter Grinder; and Tooling Inspector. The high-skilled maintenance trades are Industrial Electronic Maintenance Technician and Machine Tool Maintenance Mechanic.

Apprentices fabricate aircraft parts from metal and composite materials; master skills associated with a range of manufacturing processes, and troubleshoot and repair factory and facility equipment. Apprentices utilize blueprints, sketches, or schematics to make or repair detail parts, assemblies, machinery, and tools. Mathematical skills are essential elements in all of the IAM/Boeing apprenticeship trades.

Phone: 253.657.2518

Boiler Makers

Boilermakers are complete metal fabricators who build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, offshore drilling platforms, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications. Boilermakers perform welding, automatic and manual burning, blueprint reading, layout and template making, CAD (computer aided drawings), rigging, operation of mobile and stationary cranes, operation of shears, brakes, rolls, drill press, saws and all other metal fabrication equipment.

Mark Eaton, Training Trust Coordinator
Phone: 206.624.4707

CITC - Construction Industry Training Council of Washington

Begin your apprenticeship and get the hands-on instruction and on-the-job training it takes to secure a successful, well-paying career in a skilled trade! If you like working with your hands and are looking for a new career where you'll earn good money, a CITC Apprenticeship could be perfect for you.

CITC offers Building Trades apprenticeships in:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • HVAC
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal

Phone: 425.452.1950

Cement Masons and Plasterers

Cement Masons are responsible for all concrete construction and repair, including pouring apprentices laying cement and finishing of slabs, steps, curbs, sidewalks and other structures requiring specific grades, slopes, and shapes. They also work with terrazzo, polymers and other synthetics for topping, repair, and injection. Cement Masons are responsible for all preparation and repairing of concrete. They also set forms and pins for slabs, steps, curbs, gutters, and paving.

Plasterers provide the interior and exterior finishes of buildings and houses, using primarily hand tools and a wide variety of materials. Machines are also used to apply plastering materials, but handcraft skills are the majority of the work. Conventional plaster, veneer plaster, stucco, exterior insulated finish systems, and fireproofing are but a few of the products that are used in the plastering industry.

Joe Hannan, Training Director
Phone: 206.762.9286

Electricians, Puget Sound

Construction electricians and residential electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry, including low voltage/sound and communication. Their work includes repair and maintenance on all electrical installations.

Clay Tschillard, Training Director
Phone: 425.228.1777

Multi-Occupational Trades Degree for the PSEJATC Apprenticeship Program. VICE - Veterans in Construction Electrical 12 week training program. Sponsored By: The Puget Sound Chapter NECA and IBEW Local 46

Employment Opportunities

Potential direct entry or advanced placement into our electrical apprenticeship program. Direct entry & advanced placement wages: up to $24.95 per hour plus benefits. Wages tied to the local economy and vary depending on the geographical region.

Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (PSEJATC) is offering career opportunities in the highly skilled trade of Electrical Construction. A 12 Week Training Program Offered to OIF/OEF Veterans, Current and Former National Guard and Reserve Members.

Electricians, Snohomish County PUD #1

  • Energy Control dispatcher
  • Lineman
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Meterman
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Utility Mechanic
  • Utility Wireman

Julie Mainstone, Program Administrator
Phone: 425.783.5035

Iron Workers

Assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in a building, on bridges, dams, and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks.

Greg Christiansen, Coordinator
Phone: 206.244.2993

Masonry Trades (Bricklayers, Caulkers, Marble and Tile Setters)

Bricklayers inspecting brick workBricklayers construct walls, fireplaces, industrial furnaces and other structures using brick, cement, cinder blocks, and stone. Tile setters install ceramic tile, marble, and granite. Building restoration includes cleaning, pointing, and caulking. Western Washington Masonry Trades Brochure.

Lowell Glodowski
Phone: 206.768.8333

Meat Cutters

Retail meat cutters are involved in the production of fresh and frozen meat products, such as beef, pork, lamb, fish, poultry and cured and smoked items. Also learn merchandising, customer relations and management.

Greg Brooks, Coordinator
Phone: 206.816.4576

Seattle City Light Electrical Workers

Electrical utility workers construct and maintain electric transmissions and distribution facilities that deliver electricity to residential and commercial buildings.

Michiko Starks, Apprenticeship Manager
Phone: 206.386.1603
Website: City Light Apprentices

Sprinkler Fitters

Pipe fitter specialize in fire protection. They install fire protection systems that are designed for every type of commercial or residential building and its specific hazards.

Steve Miller, Apprenticeship Coordinator
Phone: 206.764.0395

Finishing Trades Institute Northwest

FTINW offers registered apprenticeship and journey training and testing in the Finishing Trades, Commercial and Residential Glazing and Architectural Metal, Commercial and Marine/Industrial/Certified Application Specialist Painting, Floor Covering, Drywall Finishing, and Traffic Control Striping.

Drywall Finishing

Drywall Finishers fill joints between drywall panels with joint compound, tape joints, and corners, and specially prepare drywall and other surfaces to be painted. Walls, soffits, columns, and curved and arched work areas are prepared to high levels of finish. The work of a drywall finisher is physically demanding. To work on ceilings and elevated areas, installers and tapers stand on stilts, ladders, or scaffolds.

Eric Palmer, Drywall Coordinator
Phone: 425.750.3353


Floor Coverers measure, cut, and install carpet, artificial turf, linoleum, soft tile, vinyl, wood, and laminate flooring, laminate countertops, and wainscoting. Work is often completed in office, homes, hospitals, stores, restaurants, athletic fields, and many structures.

Todd Pierce, Apprenticeship Coordinator
Phone: 206.794.2393

Glaziers & Glassworkers

Architectural metal and glass workers, called glaziers, are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing, replacing, and removing all types of glass and architectural metal. Glaziers work in all sections of construction including commercial, industrial, and residential. Skills needed to become a Glazier include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance.

Doug Wagner, Training Coordinator
Phone: 206.930.7992


Painters and Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, and institutional settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco, and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high-performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and special decorative finishes.

Dave Jones, Training Coordinator


A striper prepares surfaces and applies paint on asphalt. Projects include painting traffic directional signs and lines on streets and highways, painting bike lanes, school crossing and crosswalks, runways, and play surfaces. Stripers work outdoors and work can be weather dependent. Traffic control painters may be required to obtain a Commercial Drivers License to drive and operate on-the-road striping equipment.

Eric Palmer, Striping Coordinator
Phone: 425.750.3353