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Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Chemeketa Apprenticeship and MWEC partnered to develop a pre-apprenticeship program for youth.

Pre-Apprenticeship Prepares You for Skilled Trade careers

The pre-apprenticeship program helps you develop the knowledge and skills to compete for multiple apprenticeship programs. The Mid-Valley Sheet Metal and HVAC/R committees award five points to applicants with a pre-apprenticeship certificate.

Pre-apprentices take classes and build a portfolio that includes –

  • 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

Get a Head Start on a Well-Paying Career

  • Learn about different registered apprenticeship programs
  • Participate in construction-related field trips
  • Accumulate skills to compete with older apprenticeship applicants
  • Receive recognition at graduation
  • Develop a comprehensive portfolio and resume

Schools interested in Pre-Apprenticeship

Contact Megan Cogswell.

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