South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus is known as the area’s premier workforce education and training center. The Georgetown Campus Apprenticeship & Education Center trains more than 3,000 apprentices and journey-level workers annually in 50 different trades.
The South Seattle College Apprenticeship and Education Center is offering an opportunity to gain certification as a trainer. The ‘Train the Trainer’ program involves a full day of training. You can read the full notice about this opportunity, excerpted below, here.
Please note that the date of the upcoming training program was not available at the time of writing. Contact details are included, below, should you wish more information.
Mentorship Matters – Communication
The Train the Trainer program uses the Mentorship Matters curriculum, which has two parts: Communication, and Mentoring. Both are designed to provide tools to aid communication and mentoring skills between apprentices and mentors.
The communication workshop covers six steps that will help apprentices become successful in their apprenticeship:
Effective Communication: One way communication & Two-way communication
Active Listening: Body language, Three steps to listening, Verbal and nonverbal cues
Asking Questions: Closed questions, Open questions, Learning how to open closed questions
Receiving Feedback: How to deal with a situation when you are not receiving feedback, learn how to receive feedback and the key points to focus on
Proactive Learning: Seeing it, hearing it, trying it, figure out our strengths in learning and use them in our advantage, continuous learning
Setting Goals: Introduce best practice for setting goals, responsibility vs attitude, self-assessment (Responsibilities & Attitudes)
Mentorship Matters – Mentoring
The Mentoring workshop covers six steps that will aid an experienced journeyperson/supervisor to be more successful in mentoring their apprentices:
Identify the Skill: Identify skill and set proper expectations such as: Safety, Production, Quality
Link the Skill: Link the skill to the bigger picture including: Other Trades, Customers, Who, what, where, when, why
Demonstrate the Skill: Best methods to demonstrate the skill to an apprentice. Introduce seeing it, hearing it, trying it as we had introduced to apprentices (Ask mentors to keep these in mind while mentoring their apprentices)
Provide Practice: Different methods to create a safe, positive learning environment on the site
Give Feedback: Introducing supportive feedback, corrective feedback, and feedback sandwich, Best practices in giving feedback
Assess Progress: How to assess your apprentice, How to assess yourself
The cost to become certified is $525.00. The class is capped at 16 participants. More details about the curriculum:
Boeing showcased its commitment to the Auburn community and the entire Puget Sound region with the grand opening of its Workforce Readiness Center.
The Workforce Readiness Center is the first new building at the Auburn site in 25 years.
The center, which features state-of-the-art training and equipment, is dedicated to giving workers the skills they need to contribute to a 21st century workforce.
The 71,000 square foot Workforce Readiness Center houses:
Equipment services training for mechanics and technicians to receive new training and obtain necessary re-certifications.
A robotics lab, where employees can learn next-generation manufacturing.
Safety courses, which ensure Auburn remains the leader in workplace safety.
The first onsite IAM/Boeing Joint Program collaborative safety development curriculum with the International Association of Machinists.
Boeing is the largest private employer in Washington state, with nearly half of Boeing’s employees located in the state. This new center highlights Boeing’s commitment to employees in Washington and the region’s long-term economic success.
This event for students and work-ready women (and men!) will be a venue to teach, recruit workers, submit applications and in some cases land a high-paying job. There will more than 80 exhibitors including colleges, vocational schools, government agencies, businesses, trades representatives and organizations offering apprenticeships. Schools from all over the region attend. Middle & High School aged students are introduced to the high paying, spirit empowering positions in the skilled trades.
Exhibitors include apprenticeship programs, governmental agencies, colleges, vocational training and corporations. Among many others, past participants have included King County, Gary Merlino Construction Company, Inc., the Boeing Company, and the Seattle Fire Department. Training programs include apprenticeships with the Sprinkler Fitters, Carpenters, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pipefitters, Electricians, Elevator Engineers and of course, the Ironworkers. The Port of Seattle will be an exhibitor as part of the Port’s effort to build a workforce to meet future needs in maritime industries.
Some of the exhibits are outdoors. Don’t miss Seattle City Light’s famous climbing pole next to the equally famous Seattle Center Fountain!
The Port of Seattle recently kicked off a campaign to hire 150 high school and college interns to work at Port of Seattle facilities and for private employers this summer. Because recruiting young people to maritime industries has been challenging, there is a lack of future workers in the pipeline to meet the future demand. These jobs offer competitive pay and benefits, but those who could benefit the most may not be aware these opportunities exist.
Examples of recent news media coverage about the need for maritime workers included stories by Q13 FOX, KNKX and KOMO NEWS.
The Port of Seattle urges businesses in Port-related industries to join in by hosting student workers over the next few months. The Port of Seattle’s Intern Sponsor Program places future leaders with small businesses connected to the port, the waterfront, and local manufacturers.