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The Trades

What are the Trades?

The Trades refers to construction, and the various aspects of construction. While this includes people who swing hammers to drive nails into wood, it's so much more. The term encompasses electricians, painters, plumbers, and a variety of skilled craftsmen and craftsWOMEN! Foster High School is in the process of adding a metal shop, which will be available after the current remodeling ends.

The Regional Pre-Apprenticeship Collaboration in conjunction with the City of Seattle is holding a Zoom Series: Virtual ZOOM Workshop series: Connect Me To Construction Career$

We will personally introduce you to the industry pros and prepare you for career$ in construction

Who can participate?
All Youth and Young Adults (Ages 16 – 26+)

Every Tuesday + Thursday at 3:00 pm.   July 21- August 13.

Register Now

Earn While You Learn:
The first 25 youth / young adults (Ages 16-26) to register and attend all 8 workshops will earn $100.

Tami Breckenridge | 206-245-7561

Above is an interview by Jennifer Fichamba, GEAR UP Coordinator for Foster High School, with Ramon, who is an iron worker with Local 86. Ramon came to the US from Mexico at age 14.  He attended Cashmere High School and technically was an ELL student, though they didn't offer ELL classes at his school.

Local 86 (Iron Workers Union)