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Apprenticeship Overview: Gain the fundamental skills to execute high quality craftsmanship. Northwest College of Construction’s apprenticeship programs provide you with the educational and practical foundation from which to build your career and your business.
NWCOC is the largest administrator of state registered apprenticeship in terms of programs administered in Oregon. We are also an authorized administrator of programs registered in Washington and are recognized in both states for our quality instruction, outreach and recruitment of women and minority candidates and most importantly, for delivering education and training that employers value. We pride ourselves in offering high quality services at reasonable prices.
Apprenticeships Administered by NWCOC:
Apprenticeship Training Offered by NWCOC—all of the above trades and:
Employers: To become a registered “Training Agent” in one or more of NWCOC’s apprenticeship programs, call and ask for an informational “TA” packet for the trades in which you are interested.
Apprentice Applicants: If you are interested in becoming an apprentice please call our office to find out which programs are taking applications at this time.
Did you know?
Apprentice programs require a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on lab/shop training per year plus 4,000 to 8,000 hours of on-the-job (OJT) training (generally 2000 per year) depending on the program.
To learn more about NWCOC’s apprenticeship programs, please contact our office at 503-256-7300.
Our leadership programs give you the tools to communicate effectively, manage sub-vendors and crews, run projects, and control budgets.
Apprenticeship & Craft Development
Our craft programs teach you everything you need to know to master core trade skills and learn how to handle craft tools and equipment safely.
Safety programs save businesses lives and money! Keep your business in compliance and show your employees you care about their well being.
Assessments help employers find out if a person has the right skills needed for the job. We offer a comprehensive series of assessments for your reference.
I was a participant in the NWCC exterior window and door installation class. The instructor, instruction manual and classroom physical lab were top notch. I was able to leave the class with the following:
1- Understanding the approved methods for installing windows and doors to prevent water intrusion
2- The experience of actually applying the knowledge
3- A detailed manual for future reference, which I have already put to good use.
Good job NWCC.
— Ron Walter, Project Manager, Todd Hess Building Co.