Construction Training

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Construction Training

What You'll Learn Get Started

About the Program

Are you interested in gaining the skills needed to work in building and construction? New construction projects start daily in the Seattle area. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for carpenters is expected to grow by 24% between 2012-2022. Start your construction career by earning a certificate in the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program.

Our program includes:

  • Hand tool and power tool use
  • Industrial safety
  • Trades math
  • Forklift operation certification
  • Road flagging certification
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • First Aid / CPR certification

PACT is a formally recognized apprenticeship preparation program by the Washington State Apprenticeship & Training Council.

PACT students working together

Flagging and Forklift Certifications

Our flagging and forklift operation classes are part of our PACT program and may also be taken as stand alone classes.

Flagging Certification: Learn how to establish and maintain a safe traffic flow in a construction zone and understand both hazardous and safe behaviors involved in a variety of flagger situations. Students must take a final test to receive their Washington state flagging certification.

Forklift Operation and Certification: Study the functions and parts of a forklift, OSHA forklift regulations, safety habits in forklift operation and the proper picking, placing and moving of a variety of loads. Both the written and drive tests must be taken and passed in order to receive the Washington State three-year forklift operator certification.

Gainful Employment

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Wood Technology Center
Seattle Central College
2310 S. Lane St
Seattle, WA 98144
206.934.5460 (phone)
206.934.5462 (fax)