Equal Opportunity - PASS Grant Program

Office of Equal Opportunity – On-the-Job Training Program

Pre-Apprenticeship Supportive Services Program

WSDOT’s Pre-Apprenticeship Support Services Program is proud to partner with Career Connect Washington. More information acan be found on Career Connect Washington's website.

2019-21 Announcement of Awards

The Pre-Apprenticeship & Supportive Services (PASS) Program, established in 2015 and entering its third biennium, exists to provide funding for specific supportive services and pre-apprenticeship training for females, minorities, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. After an extensive and competitive acquisition process for the 2019-21 Biennium, the following organizations have been awarded funds to provide outreach, pre-apprenticeship training, and supportive services to females, minorities, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals across Washington State, in three Service Levels.

SERVICE LEVEL I (Outreach, Support Services, Employment and Pre-Apprenticeship Training Preparation, and placement into Pre-Apprenticeship Training)

Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, $110,000.15

Counties Served: King, Pierce, Snohomish

SERVICE LEVEL II (Outreach, Support Services, and Multi-Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Training)

JM Perry Technical College, $263,280.66

Counties Served: Yakima and surrounding counties

Spokane Community College, $105,834.00

Counties Served: Spokane and surrounding counties

Tulalip Tribes TERO Vocational Training, $263,280.66

Counties Served: Snohomish, and open to any Native American in Washington State

ANEW, $263,280.66

Counties Served: King, Pierce, Snohomish

SERVICE LEVEL III (Outreach, Support Services, and Direct Entry Pre-Apprenticeship

Trade Specific Training)

The Pacific Northwest Ironworkers, $192,704.80

Counties Served: King, Pierce, Clark and surrounding counties, Spokane and surrounding counties

Northwest Carpenters Institute, $339,020.00

Counties Served: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Thurston, Mason, Spokane, Grant

Cement Masons and Plasters, $172,600.00

Counties Served: Spokane and surrounding counties, King and surrounding counties

Program information:

2019-21 PASS Program Providers Announcement (pdf 572 KB)

2019-21 PASS Flyer for Organizations (pdf 260 KB)


Jane Rockwell
PASS Program Coordinator

To be ready to apply for PASS Program funds for the 2021-23 Biennium, your organization
must be registered with Washington’s Electronic Business Solution (WEBS). When registering, please choose commodity code 924-86-00. 

You can also sign up for grant updates. Follow the directions to sign up, and under News Information - News Releases and Topical Updates, select WSDOT OJT Supportive Services Updates.