Apprenticeship Application Procedure


1. Current driver’s license

2. H.S. Diploma or equivalent

3. Social Security Card

Call us if you need help with any of the above at 206-768-8333.

4. COMPLETELY fill out the application.

5. Letter of notice for an interview will be sent to QUALIFYING applicants once a date has been chosen by the committee.

6. BEFORE being accepted, applicants WILL be drug tested.

Registering for classes

Registration is quick and easy. Simply fill out the online Course Request Form to submit your interest in classes. You will be contacted about the next available class.

Additional opportunities for certifications can be found here.

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Certifications & Upgrades from Team IMTEF

The Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) is a new set of certifications that recognize the importance of qualified installers and the role that the installers play in the success of any tile project.

The current specialty areas of ACT are: large format tile floors/substrate preparation;mud work;showers; and membranes.  For additional details and frequently asked questions, please click Here.  (pdf document link)

BAC members are the best mentors for our members.  Join us for this 8 hour class that teaches the basics of how to be an industry leader.  

Leader to Leader Training includes Mentoring Concepts, Effective Communication, Understanding Individual Differences, Understanding Human Motivation, and Leadership.

Computers 1

This is an introductory course on how computers work, computer terminology, and the work environment. Students receive hands-on instruction using an operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and Inter-net software.

Upon course conclusion the student should be able to accomplish the following: describe the components of an operating system user interface and employ the mouse/keyboard to select menus, tools, text, as well as screen options; select basic operating system commands to format disks, list, copy, move and erase files, create subdirectories, and change default drives; create, save, and print word processing documents using basic editing and formatting techniques; investigate information on the Internet using a search engine and browser; and design, create, preview, save, and print spreadsheets using basic data entry, editing, and formatting techniques.

Fall Protection Awareness

4 Hours

Students learn the basics of a personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) which include selection, use, and care, equipment inspection procedures, and proper equipment donning. Students will participate in field application exercises with demonstrations and hands-on activities. This course covers topics such as the need for fall protection, hazard recognition, evaluation and control, prevention versus protection, and the basic principles of fall forces.

First Aid, CPR and AED (American Heart Association)

4 Hours

Students learn critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.


Classes and warmups begin at 6:15 a.m. and the day ends at 3:00 p.m.

No tools are needed. Ankle supporting work boots, jeans & t-shirts with sleeves.

We start in the classroom for about 30-45 minutes.

30 to 45 minutes of stretches and warmups

Training and out to the shop to work on skill sets for the remainder of the day.

Lunch break (bring your own lunch.)

You can absolute practice your craft at the training center under the guidance of our instructors. Only scheduled training time will count toward your credited hours.

Usually Thursday or Friday the following week.

You will be drug tested at the beginning of the program. 80% of the construction projects we work on may have drug testing requirements. All other drug testing policies are individual employers.

Depends on what trade. A level, tape measure, construction pencil and mechanical knife are standard for all crafts. PPE We will provide you with the information.

Varies depending on trade. 4 to 6 weeks

There is no cost to you as long as you complete the program. We view your training as an investment in you and our industry. Training is sponsored by the Apprenticeship Trust.

A typical day begins at 7:00 a.m.

It may be an option on certain projects during busy times.

Yes, call the Training Center office at (206) 768-8333.

Laid off means either the job is coming to an end and they don’t need that much help anymore or job site delays occur and they don’t have another job for you to go to. No worries call the Training Center.

You can absolutely train at the training center for additional learning skills. However, you must attend the scheduled apprenticeship classes in order to receive your required credited hours.

Yes, we want you to be happy and enjoying the career you select.

We will work with you to make a smooth transition and maintain as many hours as we can. Depending on which programs you are transferring to, You should contact Coordinator Lowell Gladowski.

Typically the 2nd week of prejob, on a Wednesday or Friday

We have an electronic ap for tracking your OJT hours.

Lowell Glodowski, The Western Washington Masonry Trades Coordinator. He can be reached at (206) 768-8333 or by email at

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