January 26, 2016

CERC hosts WSBTC’s new Pre Apprenticeship Construction Education Program (PACE)

The Department of Construction Management’s Center for Education and Research in Construction is proud to partner with the Washington State Building and Trades Council’s new Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education Program (PACE). CERC will provide a temporary home to this valuable program which helps provide an alternative career pathway to support more skilled labor entering the construction industry. PACE’s efforts support the goals of the Priority Hire Legislation which include responding to the need to prepare qualified minority candidates for the trades.

Please join us January 26th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, at CERC/Sandpoint to celebrate the PACE program launch and partnership with UW CM & CERC.

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) is a newly formed training program operating under the umbrella of the Washington State Building and Trades Council (WSBTC). King County PACE is designed to provide high quality trade-related instruction to individuals seeking to gain entry into construction industry apprenticeship programs.

While the King County PACE program (KC PACE) is a new entity, it will be run by a team of construction and pre-apprenticeship professionals who have proven track records of successfully advocating for and training low-income individuals, minorities, women, and ex-offenders for careers in the construction industry. Lee Newgent, Executive Secretary of Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council, also serves as the statewide Executive Director of PACE. The Program manager of King County PACE is Diane Davies who has ten years of experience in the pre-apprenticeship sector and a proven track record of success. The team has strong, well-established ties to the construction industry.

The PACE program in King County will run two types of training. Intensive training will run for 11 weeks and will total 380 hours;  Boot Camp training will run for 4 weeks for a total of 160 hours.

Contact cmcerc@uw.edu for more information.