Hudson's Bay High School Career Center

Senate Page Program
Get involved in the Legislature with Senator Annette Cleveland 49th Students between ages 14-16
The Columbia Future Forge
The Columbia Future Forge is a mentoring and training program. Participants in the Forge go through 5 skills training's a year, are paired with a coach/mentor, and are either given direct employment or certificated so that they can get a job interview at various businesses around Clark County. They connect students to different programs/opportunities as well, your drone license OR learn about strength training OR landscaping .
Clark College Pre-Apprenticeship Program
PREPARE to work in the trades in 8 weeks. EARN certifications in First Aid, Flagging, Occupational Health and Safety. LEARN the basics of each trade, and its working conditions and salaries. RESUME and job interview skills help included.
Learn about apprenticeship programs in the Electrical field
Orthotic & Prosthetic Technician
Orthotics and Prosthetics are the rapidly changing fields involving the fabrication of orthopedic braces and artificial limbs. This industry provides vital services to the rehabilitation medicine community and to individuals with disabilities, including veterans, persons with vascular diseases, and diabetics. Orthotics is the designing, fitting and manufacturing of orthopedic braces for individuals with disabling conditions of the spine and extremities. Prosthetics is the designing, fitting and manufacturing of artificial limbs for people with limb loss. These individual disciplines are traditionally combined as a single industry because they share similar scientific backgrounds and manufacturing processes.


Union Apprenticeships in the Building Trades
Check out this informational PowerPoint about a variety of bulding trade apprenticeship programs in both WA and OR. Information includes entry requirements, length of programs, job descriptions, and wages.
ANEW - - Apprenticeships and Nontraditional Employment for Women
ANEW provides women of all ages, races, and backgrounds with quality training, support services and employment preparation, leading to viable and satisfying non-traditional career pathways which lead to family wage jobs.
Some tips for how to increase your chances to be selected for an apprenticeship
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries suggests five strategies a young person can use to increase his/her chances to be chosen for an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships - Earn and Learn
Check out this video to learn more about apprenticeships!
Elevator Constructor Apprentice
Responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance and repair of the passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and moving sidewalks under the direction of the Mechanic.
Construction Industry Training COuncil of Washington
Provides state approved apprenticeship training in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing,and more..

Apprenticeship programs offer college-level education, a salary and medical benefits at the same time, while the apprentice learns a skilled trade from journey-level craftspersons on job sites.  Other than buying tools and work clothes, usually apprentices do not have to pay for their training.

You must apply to be considered for admission to an apprenticeship. These qualities enhance a person's chances to be admitted to an apprenticeship: strong academic record including at least a high school diploma or GED, excellent attendance at school and/or employment, previous employment (especially that's related to the type of work the apprenticeship trains for), supportive letters of recommendation, a "clean" legal record, and a "clean" substance abuse record.


Southwest Washington - Lower (Region 4)

Clark County
Cowlitz County
Lewis County
Pacific County
Skamania County
Wahkiakum County


Please call 360-902-5320 or email until further notice

WA State Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship information from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Apprenticeship Advantage Flyer
Explore Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship programs in Oregon
Washington residents may apply to enter apprenticeship programs in Oregon.
Oregon Tradeswomen
Young women! Get information and mentoring to pursue opportunities in the apprenticeships that train people for trades careers.
Tips for high school students who want to become apprentices
It can be highly competitive to be chosen for an apprenticeship. Here are some tips about how to try to improve your chances to be chosen.
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)
Explore apprenticeships for aerospace careers in Washington.
Learn about apprenticeships and careers in the electrical industry