Demand for workers with residential building skills in the Seattle area is enormous, and these jobs are both rewarding and well-paying. Beginning this fall, Seattle Central College’s Wood Technology Center will offer a certificate in Residential Construction, with options for students who are brand new to the construction industry and for those who have construction experience but seek formal training to take their career to the next level. The program will be offered in a flexible evening/weekend format, to accommodate students with work, family, or other commitments during the daytime hours. Taking just 1 year to complete, the program will prepare graduates for roles as remodelers, residential builders, and even construction supervisors, paying $65K to more than $105K per year.
Through the generous support of our construction industry partners, we are pleased to offer this program as an “earn and learn” pathway. Students will have the opportunity, if desired, to work for a local construction company during the day while attending classes at night. These opportunities are paid and may lead to permanent employment. Some companies are even willing to assist with tuition while in the program. We are hosting two job fairs for prospective students to connect with companies around these opportunities.