Free construction training course for islanders this fall

  • Tue Aug 15th, 2017 7:00am
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Submitted by the EDC

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in construction tech this fall, in partnership with Skagit Valley College and the Northwest Career and Technical Academy. The class is funded, in part, by San Juan County, the Orcas Island Community Foundation, the Town of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank, and local donors.

Courses will be taught at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Anacortes and will include instruction in core construction skills, math basics, tool usage, safety, and more. Instruction will include OSHA construction industry certification, fork lift operation certification, first aid, and CPR training. Students may be adults or currently enrolled in high school.

The courses will run Mondays through Wednesdays from early September until mid-December of this year. There is no cost for courses or transportation; a $50 filing fee is required with application. The deadline to apply is Aug. 21.

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The EDC works to build an environment that helps business owners create jobs. They serve business: linking organizations and resources, providing information, rendering assistance and advocating for an improved business environment.