Submitted by The San Juan County Economic Development Council
The San Juan County Economic Development Council is partnering with Rock Island to offer free training in low-voltage wiring and fiber optic installation at Friday Harbor High School this April. This latest class in the EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is sponsored by the Washington state governor’s strategic reserve fund, the Washington state Department of Commerce, Rock Island and the San Juan Island School District.
The course will be taught by Rock Island staff and cover essential concepts in fiber optic design and installation, modern home networks, practical wiring and what to expect from a career path in this trade.
The curriculum includes lectures, safety and tool usage demonstrations, field trips and hands-on projects. All materials and tools will be provided. This program is intended for young people and career-changers considering a career in the trades. The course will benefit participating students as well as local employers. This class is free to residents of San Juan County, but space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10.
This five-week course will run from 4–6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, from April 3–May 8. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community.