Submitted by the EDC
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in construction basics this fall, supported by the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Ravenhill Construction, Green Man Landscape and Design and Ace Hardware. The course, which will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Ravenhill carpenter Mike Melville, is intended to benefit both participating students and local construction companies in need of more employees. The curriculum has been designed for students and career changers and will include core construction skills, tool usage, safety and more. This course itself is free to residents of San Juan County, but space is limited and requires both registration and a filing fee of $10.
The course will run after school from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 23-Dec. 20. There is no cost for training; pre-registration and a $10 filing fee is required. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 19.
This program is sponsored by the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Ravenhill Construction, the San Juan Island School District, Green Man Landscape & Design, and Friday Harbor Ace Hardware. The EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is additionally sponsored by San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island School District, Heritage Bank and Islanders Bank.