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 about Career Connect Washington can be found on Career Connect Washington's website.

2021-23 Announcement of Awards

The Pre-Apprenticeship & Support Services (PASS) Program, established in 2015 and entering its third biennium, exists to provide funding to Pre-Apprenticeship training providers who offer support services and pre-apprenticeship training for females, minorities, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. After an extensive and competitive acquisition process for the 2021-23 Biennium, the following organizations have been awarded funds to conduct outreach, and provide pre-apprenticeship training and support services to females, minorities, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals across Washington State, with extra emphasis, outreach, and funding available to youth who have aged out of foster care, and individuals who have been in the juvenile rehabilitation system.

SERVICE LEVEL I (Journey to Success Program)
No awards dispersed 

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

JM Perry Technical College, $431,000.00
Counties Served: Yakima and surrounding counties

Tulalip Tribes TERO Vocational Training, $299,300.00
Counties Served: Snohomish, and open to any Native American in Washington State

ANEW, $714,337.50
Counties Served: King, Pierce, Snohomish

SERVICE LEVEL III (Outreach, Support Services, and Direct Entry Pre-Apprenticeship Trade Specific Training)

The Pacific Northwest Ironworkers, $316,038.18
Counties Served: King, Pierce, Clark and surrounding counties, Spokane and surrounding counties

Northwest Carpenters Institute, $363,480.00
Counties Served: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Thurston, Mason, Spokane, Grant

Cement Masons and Plasters, $298,400.00
Counties Served: Spokane and surrounding counties, King, and surrounding counties

Jane Rockwell
PASS Program Coordinator

To be ready to apply for PASS Program funds for the 2023-25 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.