Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council
The San Juan County Economic Development Council will offer free training in plumbing basics this March, in partnership with the San Juan Island Community Foundation; the Raynier Foundation; the Town of Friday Harbor; San Juan County; Islanders Bank; and Friday Harbor High School.
The course will be taught at the Friday Harbor High School STEM Center by trades instructor Brent Huntington. This program is intended to benefit participating students as well as local plumbing companies in need of skilled employees.
The hands-on curriculum has been designed for young people and career changers and will include career information; tool usage; standard plumbing code; safety, and more. In addition, up to two students will be assisted in placement with a local plumbing company. This class is free to residents of San Juan County, but space is limited and requires pre-registration as well as a filing fee of $10.
Plumbing Basics will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 3 – April 2 at the Friday Harbor High School STEM building. There is no cost for the training; pre-registration and a $10 filing are required to reserve space in this course. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 26.
The EDC’s Trades Education Initiative is additionally supported by the Port of Friday Harbor; Heritage Bank; San Juan Island School District and Friday Harbor High School; King’s Market; Walt Corbin; and Orcas Island Kiwanis.
The San Juan County Economic Development Council strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community.