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AJAC Apprenticeship Program

Students in the Renton School District have the opportunity to get a head start on a career by participating in an AJAC Youth Apprenticeship program. Applications are due in the Spring for programs starting the following Fall.

Female student working in an apprenticeship

As an AJAC Youth Apprentice you will EARN:

  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • 15 College Credits
  • 2 High School Credits Towards Graduation
  • 2,000 Paid OJT Hours
  • 3 Apprentice-Level Classes
  • Short-Term Certificate From Local College


Students need to take a Core Plus curriculum class and contact Mrs. Derrig for more information.

Contact Mrs. Derrig for the next program opportunity. 

Mrs. Derrig Phone 206-940-5750 or email 

Visit the AJAC website for more information about the apprenticeship program 

Watch the video to learn more about AJAC

Explore Apprenticeships

Washington Labor and industries offers a place to go to explore apprenticeships, get answers to your questions, and assistance from consultants. Explore apprenticeships today.

The Federal Government also offers a similar place. Explore apprenticeships today.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities

Check out these links for Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities

ANEW- Interested in learning or inquiring about one of ANEW’s pre-apprenticeship programs or want to enroll? Please attend an info session. Upcoming info sessions are listed here: ANEW Events

Construction Industry Training Council of Washington

More Pre-Apprenticeship & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Already an apprentice? Find assistance with job-related expenses

Rosie's Closet provided by Washington Women In Trades
Washington Women In Trades (WWIT) has provided a place for women who are new to the trade industry to get gently used clothing or gear to assist them in having a successful start in their new position. Visit Rosie's Closet

ANEW provides assistance with job-related expenses for Construction Apprentices in Washington State for qualified individuals. They provide assistance with:

  • Initiation Fees
  • Union Dues
  • Tuition for Math Classes
  • Work Clothes, Rain Gear, and Boots
  • Occupation- Specific Tools

Call 206-381-1384 or email to find out if you qualify for assistance. 
Visit the ANEW website to learn more about apprenticeship support

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