Palmer Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship is a program that serves young adults between the ages of 18-26 who are disconnected from higher education or gainful employment and have an interest in pursuing a career in the trades. This free program provides 345 hours of training, mentoring, 6+ certifications, connections to industry professionals, and ongoing support services to pre-apprentices.
To be eligible, prospective Pre-Apprentices must:
Be 18-26 years old.
Be a Pierce County resident.
Identify as a person of color.
Hold a high school diploma or GED by the start of the next cohort (preferred).
Be committed to participate in all training sessions, remain substance free throughout the program, and maintain consistent communication with the Palmer Pathways team.
The next cohort is starting on March 20th. Apply by March 13.
Hear Lee Callahan's interview with Jonathan Jackson - Executive Director-Palmer Pathways - here: