Pre-Apprenticeship: Lane PACT/PAM

Why Pre-Apprenticeship?

Benefits vary among apprenticeship programs; additional points on applications while others grant direct entry into apprenticeship programs. These benefits help younger applicants who often lack relevant work experience. Employers value the skills you will gain in the Lane Pre-Apprenticeship in Construction Trades (PACT) and Pre-Apprenticeship in Manufacturing (PAM) Programs; including first aid and OSHA 10 training, at least one year of trades-related coursework in an approved Construction Technology Program of Study at your high school, and professional skills training like interview prep and resume writing.

High school students interested in the skilled trades and apprenticeship programs should consider completing Lane PACT) or PAM — a Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) approved pre-apprenticeship program. The Lane PACT and PAM Programs helps high school students be competitive for apprenticeship programs and skilled- trades jobs after high school graduation.

Lane PACT and PAM participants complete a portfolio that clearly demonstrates their trades- related knowledge, skills and abilities. This is a helpful tool for students considering trades-related college and career programs. Successful completers receive a certificate from BOLI.