Coos Bay, OR  – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce open house events for those who would like to learn more about our new SWOCC Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

CURRY COUNTY RESIDENTS: Join us Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Curry Campus, Room 232 (906082 Lone Ranch Parkway, Brookings).

COOS COUNTY RESIDENTS: Join us Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Coos Campus, Tioga Hall, Fourth Floor, Rooms 409 and 410 (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay).

These events are free and will run from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.

The open house provides an opportunity for anyone who is interested in obtaining entry-level construction skills to try out heavy equipment simulators, meet the instructors, and find out more about how to prepare for a career in the trades. We will also be set up to help people apply to the program.

The SWOCC Works program is tailored for individuals 16+ years old who are seeking the transferrable skills needed to enter apprenticeships, or to apply to jobs that may include operating equipment such as forklifts, loaders, bulldozers, graders, and cranes. In just two terms, participants will undergo 120 hours of FREE training under the guidance of industry-experienced instructors and earn a certificate of completion issued directly from the Bureau of Labor and Industry.

SWOCC Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program Highlights:

  • No experience required
  • High school juniors and seniors eligible
  • Classes available at SWOCC’s Coos and Curry campuses
  • Earn a BOLI-approved certificate
  • Gain entry-level construction skills
  • Obtain OSHA 10 certification
  • Preparation for a career in the trades

For more information and to apply, please contact us via email at swoccworks@socc.edu or call 541-888-1545.



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