Employment Resources

Build Your Future.  Build America.  Career Center.  Provides the resources needed to connect credentialed craft professional to the industry employers who are searching for their skills.

Career Bridge-Find the education and training you need to get the job you want in Washington state.

Career Coach-designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training for your region.  Economic Modeling Specialists Inc. (EMSI) provides high-quality, up-to-date employment data and simple web-based tools.

Career Information System-Use the WOIS/Career Information Center sponsored by Renton Technical College to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools to help you achieve your dreams.

Where Are you Going?  Career Information Guide – A guide for careers and education in Washington.

Construction Jobs.com – Welcome to the Nation’s #1 job board and resume database for the construction, design/build and engineering industries.

Department of Labor and Industries – Apprenticeship Division – The Department of Labor and Industries’ Apprenticeship Division supplies information to individuals on how to become an apprentice, what the benefits are in becoming an apprentice, and other helpful data.

Helmets to Hardhats is the fastest way to Military, Reservists & Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry.

Insourced – Search this extensive database of construction related jobs. Job Hunt.org – Washington State career and job search resources.

Launchpad is a Spokane-based online community for the purpose of connecting industries in order to develop local business relationships. Clickhere for construction-specific industry topics and contacts.

Master Builders Association Career Connection – The Master Builders Career Connection is making jobs visible to targeted candidates in your area by offering a free job posting service on their website. It’s part of their mission to connect students, educators and construction industry professionals offering training, information, relevant resources and qualified applicants to companies looking to hire.

Washington Connection Opportunities – Find out about a broad range of services and benefits available in Washington, including community resources, health plans, career development, and more.  Washington State Employment Security Department Washington State ESD is the largest and most comprehensive employment research resource for business owners, managers, workers and job seekers.

Washington Employment Web Pages – Contains 4,313 links to employment webpages

Washington State Unemployment Insurance Online – go2ui.com is the online “unemployment office” for the State of Washington, presented by the Employment Security Department’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division.

Workforce Explorer – An online resource presented by the Employment Security Department to help students find occupations related to school pathways

Career Resources

Build Your Future Career Center.  We are proud to announce the launch of the new Build Your Future Career Center to provide the resources needed to connect credentialed craft professionals to the industry employers who are searching for their skills. 

Employers: Find the talent you’re looking for.  BYF’s Career Center makes it easy to target the craft professionals that fit your needs.  In addition to posting jobs and searching ourResume Bank, candidates with NCCER credentials or military experience are highlighted to help you quickly identify the right candidates for your company.  You can also sort candidates by craft area or set up pre-screen filters to help focus your search and save you time.

Create a Recruiter Account now to start using these great recruiting tools!   

A ‘go-to’ resource for construction industry job seekers

The demand for credentialed craft professionals is increasing every day. The BYF Career Center is a free resource for job seekers to browse available jobs or post their resumes in our online job bank to help potential employers find them. Qualified applicants with NCCER credentials or military experience will also land at the top of an employer’s search results.

Do your students or trainees need career advice? By creating a Jobseeker Account, they can take advantage of our content library of career-related articles, utilize online career coaching or get their career questions answered using the “Ask the Experts” function.

King County WDC Career Bridge- Map Your Career:  Understanding career pathway options – whether you are in a particular industry already or exploring which one to enter – can be very helpful for career and education planning. Career pathway diagrams illustrate the occupations and industry‐wide pathways available in a particular sector. This can be invaluable help for both jobseekers and workers as they consider how to advance in a career.  In this booklet, you’ll learn about career pathways in ten key industries in Seattle-King County.

For each industry, see the current trends, sample wages and career pathways offered. You can also map your own career by using the template provided. For additional education and career information, visit these websites:

www.MapYourCareer.org to learn about career paths in our region’s top industries and find related training programs

www.worksourceskc.org to locate Seattle‐King County WorkSource offices and access a wide range of employment services and resources

www.careerbridge.wa.gov to search for education and training programs throughout Washington state and explore career options

www.go2worksource.com to view job postings and find information to prepare for a successful job search

Education Search

Explore careers. View job trends. Find education.

Career Bridge is Washington’s one-stop for career and education planning. More than 5,000 education programs are included. Discover locations, costs, whether students got jobs, what industries they went to work in, and how much they were paid.

Career Bridge also offers:

  • Average earnings and employment outlook for each career choice.
  • Hot jobs for the future.
  • Education needed to get those jobs.
  • How to pay for education.

Begin your search today! Visit: http://www.careerbridge.wa.gov/Home_FindEducation.aspx

Search by your interest (i.e., welding) or by college to find the program and career for you!


Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

I-BEST pairs workforce training and ABE or ESL so students learn literacy and workplace skills at the same time.