Apprenticeships are a combination of on the job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn all of the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. After completing an apprenticeship program, the worker's journey-level status provides an additional benefit of nationwide mobility at the journey level scale.



Oregon Tradeswomen is dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.


Please see the Programs page for more details about Oregon Tradeswomen’s programs.


Equal Opportunity - Highway Construction Trades Scholarship


On the Job Training

The scholarships from on the job training aim to help female, minority or socially/economically disadvantaged Washington State residents who want to work in trades related to highway construction. The maximum scholarship award is $4,000. These funds may be used for tuition, books and supplies.


*Applications are not currently being accepted.*

Apply at:

Complete the application and submit to OJTSSinfo@wsdot.wa.govA letter of acceptance or enrollment into the program of choice should also be included.

Scholarship flyer (pdf 241 kb)

Scholarship Application (pdf 425 kb)

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Information panel for the union building trades Apprenticeship Programs 

Join Apprenticeship Coordinators from Oregon and Southwest Washington for an informative presentation focusing on training opportunities available through local union apprenticeship programs. 

For apprenticeship information, program flyers, and events visit: