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 Equity and Civil Rights – 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.

2021-2023 Pre-Apprenticeship Support Services Providers

After an extensive and competitive acquisition process for the 2021-2023 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.

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

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 Plasterers, $298,400.00

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

*Initial award amounts in 2021, additional funds may have been added through amendment based on needs and availability

Program information

To be ready to apply for PASS Program funds for the 2023-2025 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.

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