EDC to offer free Construction Basics training at Lopez Island High School

Submitted by San Juan County EDC

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in construction basics at Lopez Island High School in March, sponsored by the Washington state governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund, the Washington state Department of Commerce and by the Lopez Community Land Trust.

The course will be taught by Paul Henriksen and will cover basic construction skills and career paths in the trade. The curriculum includes lectures, safety, tool use demonstrations and a hands-on building project. 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 construction companies in need of skilled employees. This class is free to county residents, but space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10.

This eight-week course will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 26–May 16. There is no cost for the training, however, pre-registration and a $10 filing fee are required. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19.

To apply, www.sanjuansedc.org/trades. For info, call 360-378-2906 or email glenn@sanjuansedc.org.