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Are you considering a career in construction?
Utah Women in Trades, in partnership with the Utah Building and Construction Trade Council and Salt Lake County resources, presents a tailored pre-apprenticeship program aimed at overcoming barriers women often encounter when entering the construction trades. This program spans 12 to 20 weeks, adapting to individual needs, and equips participants with foundational skills necessary for success in apprenticeships across various trades, such as plumbing, pipe fitting, HVAC & R, sheet metal, electrical, iron working, and laborers.
Participants will delve into industry-standard practices, including job site and tool safety, alongside essential job readiness skills. Academic support is provided to prepare participants for Union Apprenticeship aptitude entry exams.
Program Requirements:
  • Be capable of performing or learning to perform essential functions of the construction industry safely.

  • Attend and successfully complete all program instructions. Comprehend and adhere to all program rules and policies.
  • Read, hear, speak, and understand instructions and warnings in English.

  • Physical requirements such as pushing, pulling, crawling, crouching, and working in confined spaces such as attics, sewer holes, and crawlspaces. Lift 25–50-pound objects consistently, and use various hand and power-assisted tools.

  • Fulfill program requirements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Program Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED (or a willingness to obtain it)
  • Social Security Card 
  • Reliable transportation
  • Pass a drug test
  • Residency in Salt Lake County       
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • State issued ID
  • Driver's license (or a willingness to obtain it)
  • Citizenship or eligible immigrant status.  
  • Verifiable income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for the last three months before program entry
We are dedicated to doing what we can to eliminate obstacles on your path to a career in the construction industry. Please continue with the application if you do not meet the above-listed qualifications. We may be able to connect you with resources to help you meet the minimum requirements. 
We understand that individual circumstances play a large role in how and when obstacles arise. Each participant may be eligible for financial assistance to help mitigate some of those obstacles. The obstacles that emergency funds can be used to overcome include, but are not limited to: additional tutoring, education courses, exam/licensing fees, apprenticeship application and testing fees, season-appropriate work clothes, and required tools. 
Program Schedules:
There will be 12 hours per week of classroom instruction. Some courses within the program may require an occasional Saturday commitment and cohorts will range between 12-20 weeks in duration, depending on which cohort the student is enrolled in.  The full schedule for each cohort will be selected based on availability and individual needs at the time of enrollment.
Apprenticeship Programs
After successfully completing this program, students will be mentored through a process to apply for acceptance into various construction trade apprenticeship programs. By this time, the student should have an idea if the trades are the right place for them and which trades they wish to pursue. If they are accepted into the Building Trades Apprenticeship Program, they will also be sent to an affiliated employer for on-the-job training (OTJ) where they will earn wages and benefits while they learn their chosen trade.
Embark on your journey to a rewarding career in construction with us. Apply today and take the first step towards a fulfilling future in the trades.
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Page Last Updated: Jul 15, 2024 (13:47:00)
Utah Women in Trades
PO Box 543
West Jordan, UT 84084

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