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VISION: RAP students will lead and shape the future of building and construction trades.

Are you looking for a career instead of a minimum-wage job post-high school? Are you considering a career in the construction trades? Then you have come to the right place...keep reading.

Trained professionals are needed to build homes, offices, high-rises, roads, and bridges. These projects are essential to everyday life and require hundreds of skilled workers trained in more than 20 different building trades. Examples include carpenters, cement masons, electricians, ironworkers, laborers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters, and more.


RAP will help you get started down the apprenticeship pathway to becoming one of those trained professionals with a high-paying career in the building trades. You do not need previous experience. RAP instructors will help you build a competitive resume, connect with tradespeople in Snohomish County looking to hire skilled RAP graduates and teach you what you need to know to get started.

MISSION: RAP engages, inspires, and prepares each student to achieve high standards through rich and relevant educational experiences in building and construction trades.


Architecture & Construction: 

1.0 CTE

1.0 3rd Year Math

1.0 Lab Science

12 EVCC Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 102

Skilled Trades: 

1.0 CTE

1.0 ELA

1.0 P.E. or Elective Credit(s)

5 EVCC Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 100


College Credits in Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 102, and MFG T 100, are awarded to students earning a final grade of B or better. Credits are awarded by Everett Community College and cover the knowledge and skills required for many entry-level positions in diverse workplace scenarios. Content includes a survey of mechanical concepts, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality assurance, workforce skills/communication, ergonomics, lean manufacturing, and sustainable business practices.


Upon successful completion of the RAP program and required testing, students may earn certifications in:

  • Core Plus Construction

  • First Aid CPR/AED

  • Manufacturing Employment Readiness 

  • OSHA

Students from partner school districts across Snohomish County, and EvCC.

Provided by most districts

Marysville Pilchuck High School campus

AM and PM sessions are available. See your high school counselor to get started!  


Career possibilities for successful RAP graduates are only limited by imagination. Many jobs that students are preparing for may not yet exist. Students gain hands-on experience in many trades, some of which include: carpentry, electrical, welding, sheet metal, masonry, and labor.

Trade Partners:

Iron Workers Local 86




International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Operative Plastrers' and Cement Masons' International Association


Sprinklefitters Seattle, WA

School Partners:

Everett Community College and the following school districts: Arlington, Darrington, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Monroe, Stanwood/Camano, and Sultan.