Pierce County Construction Partnership

In 2002, the Tacoma-Pierce County Employment and Training Consortium convened contractors, associations, labor, apprenticeship, economic development, education, and community-based organizations to promote construction employment and training. The Pierce County Construction Partnership works on behalf of and reports to the Employment and Training Consortium. The Partnership has marshaled over $2 million in public and private resources to implement creative solutions to meet the partnership’s strategic goals, which include:

  • Develop and maintain a private and public partnership to respond to construction industry’s workforce needs
  • Increase the pool of skilled construction professionals
  • Increase training capacity at all levels via traditional and innovative training mechanisms
  • Enhance retention within the construction industry
  • Provide information that enables the educational community to keep construction related curriculum relevant and current
  • Create and maintain awareness to a diverse audience of what occupations and career ladders are available within the construction industry

The Partnership’s activities in 2004-2005 included:

  • ACE Academy
  • Awareness Marketing Campaign
  • Get Electrified School to Electrical Apprenticeship Program
  • Frame Your Future School to Carpentry Apprenticeship Program
  • Pierce College Construction Management Program
  • Pierce County Construction Partnership Recognition Event
  • Statewide Construction Conference for Educators & Industry Representatives, in collaboration with the Renton Technical College Construction Center of Excellence
  • Tacoma School District Construction Trades Career Pathway
  • Youth Workforce Development Initiative