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Pre-Apprentice Program


This is an 8-week program that explores the trades and prepares adults age 18 and over to go to work, enter an apprentice training, or attend Clark College. The program includes certifications in First Aid, Flagging, Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA 10).

This program will be offered Fall 2017, Winter 2018, and Spring 2018.

When: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 1 pm

Where: Partners in Careers
              3210 NE 52nd St.
              Vancouver, WA 


"This has absolutely been the most eye opening course Clark has had to offer. I've had to draw upon skills sets I had no idea were innate within me — everything from communication to being able to contextualize my thoughts." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017

"I think by touring so many different places and attending various training sessions, I do feel more confident in my abilities as a worker, student, and individual." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017 

"The fact you can make a livable wage and get paid to learn the craft is such an amazing thing. I have learned I have more potential than I ever thought I could." - Pre-apprentice student, Winter 2017

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Increase Your Earning Potential

Following the completion of this program, you will have the education and training to explore several pathways: 

  1. Start a new job. 
  2. Go on to an apprenticeship training program. You will receive a list of contacts as part of this course. 
  3. Enroll in certificate or degree program at Clark.

The certificates awarded in the class may also be counted as credit for three high school credits for those seeking to complete their high school diploma

Great Value

Students in the Pre-Apprentice Program will earn three certificates that would cost  $300 if completed separately. Clark College is offering this program at the reduced rate of $25 thanks to a grant received to help local community members gain hands-on education and training in the trades. 

The Flagging, First Aid and OSHA certificates are valid throughout the United States. 


Getting Started is Easy!

Attend an orientation to learn more about the class, fill out entry paperwork, and complete a placement test. 

The orientation will be held on April 13th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Clark College in the T-Building, room 226. The T-building is located on the West side of Fort Vancouver Way across from Gaiser Hall and next to the STEM building.

Please bring photo identification to the orientation.