WSDOT PASS program pre-apprentice program opportunities

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.

Pre-apprenticeships are hands-on training programs that help prepare people for entry and success in the construction trades.

Become a pre-apprentice

Office of equity and civil rights – on-the-job training program

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.

Benefits of pre-apprenticeship

  • Technical skills development
  • Hands-on training
  • Supportive community
  • Ability to get paid to learn
  • Access to hiring companies
  • Pathway to strong wages

Community voices

Hear the impact of pre-apprenticeship programs from leaders and apprentices in the field.

Irene Torres

"There is so much opportunity here at ANEW. I am well on my way to becoming the first family homeowner. This is a way to provide for and leave land for my daughter."

Patrick Mouton

"Carpentry is an opportunity to make more than a survivable wage. You can be debt-free out of the gate, take care of your family, have real benefits, and leave a legacy."

Amber McGinnis

I work here for the mission – empowering people to help themselves. We give power to people who have never had it before."

Eiden Murphy

"This is the first year of my life where I feel like this is where I am supposed to be. I am at a point of upward momentum. Thanks to ANEW, I am now in an environment to thrive, versus just survive."