Construction Jobs & Training

Interested in construction jobs? Looking for a way to gain skill and get hired?

Clark College Economic & Community Development is now accepting applicants for the 10-week construction training program—offered at no charge to participants. Prior to the start of the training, construction companies will pre-hire selected program participants.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 by the end of May 2019* 
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Be available for training March 2019 - May 2019 
  • Be available for two afternoons/evenings per week, in addition to attending class each Saturday
  • Have reliable transportation
*Connect with us if you're turning age 18 in June 2019
Interested? Attend one of the following information sessions—held at WorkSource Vancouver (204 SE Stonemill Dr., Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684). Please bring your resume; employers may be available to interview candidates. 
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact Tina Cruz at 360-992-2749 or 

Why look into construction jobs?

With construction jobs, you can expect to earn wages between $15-20 an hour. The construction industry has grown rapidly as the demand for building has increased. By 2024, construction jobs are expected to account for 1 in 12 jobs and the industry is expected to return to pre-recession levels by 2022. 

What's included in the construction training?

The 10-week (80-hour) training is designed to begin your career in the construction industry and includes:

  • Interpersonal skill building
  • Trade math 
  • Blueprint reading
  • CPR & First Aid
  • OSHA 10 safety
  • Forklift certification
  • Flagging certification
  • Soil & erosion training

Construction companies: Need to hire workers?

For over two years, Clark College Economic & Community Development has run a successful hiring and training program with five Clark County construction companies. Prior to training, participating employers have the opportunity to pre-hire applicants who meet their company's hiring standards. 

Interested in joining the 2019 program? Contact Francois Wevers at 360-992-2466 or 



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