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careerandcollegeready@k12.wa.us

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Earn While You Learn

The “original four-year degree,” apprenticeship options are a key education pathway for which Career and Technical Education (CTE) can help students prepare. Apprenticeship as form of education builds on CTE’s commitment to leadership development and career exploration paired with academic rigor.

One such path to apprenticeships, Running Start for the Trades (RSTT), helps students move directly into apprenticeships after high school. Work-Based Learning opportunities extend the classroom into the workplace, connecting acquired knowledge and skills to a student‘s future employment. And many CTE courses follow a program of study, including leadership and employability standards, that leads directly to an industry-recognized credential and apprenticeship option.

Contact your local school district for more information on options available in your area.

Visit Apprenticeship Washington to learn more about what apprenticeship can do for you, the student.

To understand more how your classes can lead to a registered apprenticeship, industry certifications and two- and four-year college, visit our Programs of Study page.

Running Start for the Trades


Running Start for the Trades (RSTT) is expanding opportunities for 11th and 12th grade students to enter state and federal apprenticeship programs. Students take courses that prepare them for full-time apprenticeships following graduation, or for a two-year college program that leads directly to an apprenticeship. For more information, read the December 2010 report to the Legislature or visit the Apprenticeship and Training Council website.

Below is the 2010-11 grantee information for both the incentive and pilot grants that are a part of RSTT. Incentive grants help schools to negotiate and implement articulation agreements with local apprenticeship programs. Pilot grants help with secondary pre-apprenticeship program development.

School District
Bremerton
Granite Falls
Mabton
Marysville
Moses Lake
Yakima
Marysville
Tri-Tech S.C.
White River
Yakima
Ferndale
Bethel

Grant Type
Incentive
Incentive
Incentive
Incentive
Incentive
Incentive
Pilot
Pilot
Pilot
Pilot
Incentive
Pilot

Major Focus of Grant
Naval Shipyard Federal Apprenticeships
Manufacturing Trades and Aerospace
Construction Trades
Dynamic Arts Project and Construction Trades
Culinary-Bakery/Café/Catering
Construction Trades
Manufacturing Trades and Aerospace
Construction Trades
Early Childhood Education
Naval Shipyard Federal Apprenticeships
Early Childhood Development
Construction Trades

Grant Award
$5,100
$5,100
$5,100
$5,100
$9,500
$5,100
$15,000
$15,000
$15,000
$11,000
*DNP
*DNP

*DNP: Decided not to participate after 50% cut to funded amount and uncertainty of grant funding due to state budget cuts.

Apprenticeship Prep Programs for Secondary Schools a report jointly submitted by the Department of Labor and Industries and the Office of the State Superintendent, submitted pursuant to RCW 49.04.190.

Washington Apprenticeship and Training Council


The Washington Apprenticeship and Training Council and the Department of Labor and Industries promote a highly skilled and diverse workforce by developing and supporting apprenticeship training programs throughout the state. The council collaborates with CTE by providing apprenticeship education oversight and safety guidelines for students in the workplace.

Among its many duties, the council:

  • Ensures that all who are interested in apprenticeship have access to information about various programs and have equal opportunity to participate.
  • Assesses the potential for apprenticeship opportunities in green and emerging occupations and technologies.

 

 
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