Hiring for Diversity
Connect with these pre-apprenticeship programs, community groups and business organizations to help reach your hiring and specialty-contractor diversity goals.
Calling all contractors ready to hire!
Come participate in this special networking event being held on Monday, March 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Seattle Vocational Institute’s Wood Technology Center!
This is an excellent opportunity for contractors to meet SVI’s PACT students and graduates, as well as Urban League clients who are all skilled and ready to work. Participating AGC members will get a table to advertise your company, and a chance to speak with candidates one-on-one. You’ll get to know these motivated individuals “beyond the resume” and experience their curiosity, passion and drive for a successful career in construction. If you’re looking for an opportunity to maximize recruitment, get to know the next generation of construction workers, and have them get to know you and your construction company, please join us. Late lunch will be provided for all participants.
Contractors, click here to view the event flyer and here to email Sonja Forster at AGC of Washington.
ANEW is a non-profit organization linking women to apprenticeships and livable-wage jobs in construction trades, manufacturing, aerospace and utilities. We support women of all ages and backgrounds as well as the apprenticeship programs and employers who advocate for their success. www.anewaop.org
The SVI-PACT program is designed to assist men and women, including those non-traditionally employed in the trade, to gain the skills needed to become successful competitors for building and construction trade apprenticeship programs. Participants learn trade skills, which are relevant to the work-site of various trade occupations. Contact Krishna-Richardson Daniels.
Supports community members traditionally under-represented in the construction industry so they achieve successful careers. ULMS can work with construction employers to connect them to diverse talent such as pre-apprenticeship program graduates, and apprentices. Contact Lawrence Willis.
This GRCC program trains students in basic and intermediate skills of residential and light-commercial carpentry.
YouthBuild Seattle is a six-month, 40 hrs/week, nationally certified, college accredited, paid construction pre-apprenticeship designed to educate and train these underrepresented young adults to meet and exceed minimum qualifications for entry into apprenticeship programs upon graduation. Melinda Glovengo firstname.lastname@example.org
Youthbuild Spokane The program provides education, counseling and job skills to unemployed young American adults (between ages 18 and 24) whom have not finished their high school diploma or GED.
This program attracts diverse students who obtain basic knowledge of ironwork, which will include terms, safety, measuring, tools, rigging, crane signaling, cutting, and welding as they prepare for entry into the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers and Employers Local #86 Apprenticeship program. Greg Christiansen email@example.com
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Job Corps Programs offers Pre-Apprenticeship programs in Painting, Glazing and Floorcovering. Jim Purdy firstname.lastname@example.org
The NWCI Pre-apprenticeship program is designed to give students daily exposure to both hands on applications as well as the math that is required to survive and excel in the industry. Paula Resa (253) 437-5235
The goal is to allow students while in high school, to pursue pre training for the carpenters and other trades based apprenticeships as well as prepare them to enter the construction industry through the direct entry route of apprenticeships or through the hiring process as a career path. Todd Moorhead email@example.com
Spokane Community College’s (SCC) Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center, Eastern Washington Apprenticeship Coordinators Council (EWACC), and the Adult Basic Education division partnered to develop the Skilled Trades Preparation (STP) program aimed at providing a diverse and qualified pool of applicants for the apprenticeship training programs. Kenna May firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s Next Washington is an organization of formerly incarcerated individuals and allies working to help people with conviction histories reintegrate into society. They help employers recruit, hire and retain employees with conviction histories so that they can meet both their skilled-labor needs and their diversity goals. The collaboration process includes customized services which include HR hiring tools and manuals, in-house trainings and talent sourcing. Contact Roz Solomon email@example.com