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Apprenticeship Opportunities Project

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The Port contracts with Port Jobs to support Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women's (ANEW) Apprenticeship Opportunities Project (AOP). AOP supports unemployed or under-employed King County residents who want to pursue a living-wage career in the construction industry or other skilled trades. Services include individualized assessment and referrals, pre-apprenticeship training, assistance applying for apprenticeships, support to help ensure successful apprenticeship completion, and job placement assistance.

Some highlights from the Apprentice Opportunity Project in 2013 include:

  • 236 people were enrolled in AOP services
  • 92% of the participants were low-income
  • 156 started a Registered Apprenticeship
  • Average starting wage was $20.07/hr.
  • These new apprenticeships mean over $5.2 million in annual earnings for local families
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