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High School Pre-Apprenticeship

Chemeketa's High School Pre-Apprenticeship prepares you for skilled trade careers.

Required Activities

You will maintain an accurate and complete portfolio showing completion of required activities –

  • High school transcript with -
    • APR 101 Trade Skills Fundamentals class with a grade of C or better
    • Two or more credits in trade-related high school classes (metals, woods, carpentry, etc.) with a grade of C or better
    • Algebra class with a grade of C or better
  • Copy of current First Aid/CPR card
  • Copy of OSHA 10 certification
  • Proof of participation at Construction Career Day or similar event
    • Signed statement from instructor or a certificate of participation
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of Oregon driver's license

Optional Activities

Complete three or more of the following activities –

  • Take an industry tour and document participation
  • Tour Chemeketa Community College trade programs
  • Meet with a Chemeketa advisor about trade-related programs
  • Participate in a trades-related program
    • Oregon Tradeswomen
    • Chemeketa summer program
  • Attend a trades-related jobs fair
  • Earn a trades-related certificate
    • Welding
    • Forklift operator
    • Refrigerant handling
  • Develop a resume and cover letter
    • List mastered skills
    • Obtain sign-off from an instructor
  • Practice interview with a trades representative
    • Send a thank-you letter
  • Visit
    • Research three apprenticeship programs
    • Write a paragraph describing each trade
  • Attend a BOLI Apprenticeship and Training Division meeting
  • Take a standardized test and include the scores in your portfolio
  • Participate in a leadership organization
  • Take photos of completed projects and include in your portfolio