Puget Sound Energy Apprenticeship Opportunities

At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead!Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Pathway to Apprenticeship Opportunities at Puget Sound Energy!

Deadline to apply is May 10, 2012 at 4pm

If you are looking for a hands-on job, entry into a career in the electrical trades could be the right move for you!
Puget Sound Energy is seeking persons interested in qualifying for future Pathway to Apprenticeship (PTA) opportunities in the energy sector. PTA jobs are entry level positions that may lead into Apprenticeship opportunities. These positions give you the opportunity to learn about the company and work with a diverse group of people while learning the tools of the trade.

PSE offers Apprenticeship programs in: Substation Wire, Hydro Electrician, Hydro Mechanic, Electric Meter and Combustion Turbine Specialist.

As Apprentice openings become available, they will be filled based on seniority by employees holding PTA positions.
Minimum requirements to test:

Selection process overview:


**For further information contact: pseapprenticeship@pse.com
Program standards can be viewed at: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0083.pdf Apprenticeship Standards (Program #83).  We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy! PSE is an Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please apply online at www.PSE.com/careers

Peace Activist Trainee Program Basic Information

What is the PAT Program?

The PAT program is a paid month-long summer program for high school students who want to gain skills in organizing for peace and social justice. It’s designed to help you develop your voice to create change in your community. It is run by Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation (WWFOR) staff with the partnership of the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund. We learn about peace and justice issues, the practice of nonviolence, and gain skills such as public speaking, group leadership, creating videos, conducting surveys, public relations, outreach, and lobbying. We meet individual activists, visit organizations, are introduced to current hot issues, and are mentored by older, more experienced activists.

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This is a great paid summer internship program that the Human Services Department funds for low-income or at-risk teenagers (ages 15-17). The application is online here; please spread the word!
Sol Villarreal
Community Engagement Coordinator
Office of Mayor Mike McGinn
Direct Line: 206-233-2656
Cell: 206-427-3062
Fax: 206-684-5360

Seattle Audubon is once again seeking teen volunteers for our Junior Naturalist program that runs all summer during our Nature Camp for younger children.

The program, with a one-week time commitment, gives teens the chance to enhance their environmental education, teaching, and leadership skills, while spending the week outside with adoring campers. It is a great position for teens interested in nature, science, or working with children, all while getting service credits. We rely on enthusiastic local teens to help keep camp running smoothly, and would not be successful without their help.
Jill Walters
Elementary School Programs Assistant/Nature Camp Registrar
Development Associate
Seattle Audubon
206-523-8243 ex. 18
Nature Camp Line 206-523-8243 ex. 36


RadioActive Youth Media is a program of KUOW 94.9FM / Puget Sound Public Radio, Seattle’s NPR member station. The RadioActive workshop is an inspiring space where youth produce radio stories, discover public media journalism and gain access to public media’s knowledge, skills, and institutions.

In this fun, rigorous, and hands-on workshop you’ll learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast, and speaking on the air. During the second half the program, you will produce, host, and edit a daily podcast and create a feature story on a topic you choose. This is a paid opportunity – you will earn a stipend of $750 for your active participation in the full six-week program.


Program Details:


Follow these links for stories from past programs. Get inspired by what you can create!
A Round Of Applause - http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=24274
What Now? - http://kuow.org/program.php?id=25782
Youth Reflections On 9/11 - http://www.kuow.org/program.php?id=24196
Myrna B. Muto
CTE Guidance Specialist
School Counselor/Career & College Specialist Liaison
206-252-0731 fax

YouthForce is a program of the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, offering a paid internship opportunity at Microsoft for underserved teens that provides hand-on experience & exposure to business and marketing, and career exploration during the 2012-2013 school year.

Open to current Sophomores and Juniors only

Job Description:
The Microsoft Apprentice Program is designed to give high school students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to any professional career. In this job, you will perform a variety of projects that support Microsoft’s business and marketing activities in the U.S.

Typical projects include use of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and involve data entry, event coordination, information retrieval, research, composing routine business communications and emails, and compiling routine reports and presentations.

You’re perfect for this opportunity if you can work every day afterschool are interested in learning more about business and technology, communicate clearly, and are ready to be part of a team. We look for good grades because that shows you have good attendance, participate well in class, follow directions and do your work. All core values to any employer.

You must also meet YouthForce recruiting criteria ASSENT (Age, School achievement, Schedule, Experience, Need, and Transportation) and be available to participate in un-paid monthly YouthForce University workshops.

August 2012 to June 2013. Monday 3:30-5:30, Tuesday-Friday flexible 2-3 hour shift. Summer 2013 by invitation only for students in their senior year

To Apply:

The Original “Four Year Degree”

You Earn while You Learn • Start Now!!
Why choose apprenticeship?

What is apprenticeship?

Contact the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for tips on how to become an apprentice.  Visit us online at Apprenticeship.Lni.wa.gov Or call Apprenticeship Services at 360-902-5320 or email Apprentice@Lni.wa.gov

Apprenticeship Opportunity Announcement

Washington State UBC JATC Apprenticeship Committee

Occupations Included: Carpenter, Insulator, Pile Driver, Millwright, Scaffold Erector and LADS


Open Date 01/01/2012 - Close Date 06/30/2012

Applicants must appear in person to receive an application

Must meet the minimum qualifications (below) at the time of application

Please call the center to verify current days and times they are accepting applications.

Minimum Qualifications

Age: Be at least 17 years old.

Education: Not Applicable.

Physical: Be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

Testing: None.

Other: Must attend next available Safety & Orientation class.

Local Area Training Centers: North Puget Sound
Carpenters Training Center
401 E. Hickox Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Phone: 360-428-2933

King County
Carpenters Training Center
3000 NE 4th St. Bldg L
Renton, WA 98056
Phone: 425-235-2465

Central Washington
Carpenters Training Center
1720 Presson Place
Yakima, WA 98903
Phone: 509-452-0320



Specialties Training Center Millwrights, Piledrivers
Lathing, Acoustical and Drywall Systems (LADS)
20424 - 72nd Ave South
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: 253-437-5235
Phone: 866-295-8764

Columbia Basin
Carpenters Training Center Carpenters & Millwrights
4208 W Clearwater Ave Bldg D
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 509-783-4900

Eastern WA/Northern ID Carpenters Training Center Carpenters & Piledrivers
127 E Augusta
Spokane, WA 99207
Phone: 509-532-8833


You can also visit L&I's web site at http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/ to see more information of interest to those involved with apprenticeship.