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Pre-Apprenticeship Program

A program developed by Chemeketa Apprenticeship and MWEC in partnership.

For schools interested in Pre-Apprenticeship, email.

Thank you to ODOT for supporting the Pre-Apprenticeship Program.


  • Get a head start

    Get a head start on a well-paying career as you learn and participate.

    • Know about different registered apprenticeship programs
    • Take construction-related field trips
    • Gain skills to compete with apprenticeship applicants
    • Receive recognition at graduation
    • Develop a portfolio and resume
  • Prepare for your career

    Prepare for your careers in skilled trades by participating in Pre-Apprenticeship.

    • Compete for multiple apprenticeship programs
    • Be awarded five extra points with your Pre-Apprenticeship certificate, when aplying for the Mid-Valley HVAC/R or Sheet Metal apprenticeship programs.
    • As a Pre-Apprentice, you receive training and build your portfolio:
      • First aid/CPR and OSHA training certificates
      • Trades courses like welding and carpentry
      • College credit for the APR 101 Trade Skills Fundamentals class
      • Industry certifications like forklift operator and welding
    • Obtaining an Oregon driver's license may also help.