Spokane Community College’s Adult Basic Education Division was recently awarded a Washington Department of Transportation grant to support students in the Skills Trade Preparation Program. The Pre-Apprenticeship & Supportive Services (PASS) grant program provides funding for defined supportive and wrap-around services and pre-apprenticeship training for females, minorities and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. The goal of the program is to create diversity in the highway construction workforce and to create pathways into apprenticeship for the highway construction trades.
The SCC Skills Trade Preparation Program consists of courses such as Literacy for Apprenticeship, Job/Skills Work Preparation, Flagging, First Aid/CPR/AED, Fork Lift Operations, etc. The PASS grant supports students with additional needs such as books, equipment, supplies and job placement assistance after training programs are completed. The grant also supports outreach activities to provide information about opportunities in the highway construction-related trades.
For more information about the Skills Trade Preparation program, please contact Kenna May, SCC Apprenticeship and Journeyman Center at 509-533-8098 or Kyla Bates, SCC Adult Basic Ed, at 509-279-6221.