Pre-Apprenticeship & Supportive Services Grant Program (PASS Program)

The Pre-Apprenticeship & Supportive Services (PASS) Program exists to provide funding for specific supportive services and pre-apprenticeship training for females, minorities, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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 can be found on Career Connect Washington's website.

2019-21 Announcement of Awards

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 572KB)

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

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.

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.