Quality Preapprenticeship Program - Not Just Any Job

Our Quality Preapprenticeship Program prepares Iowans to qualify for and complete a skilled trades apprenticeship. Registered apprenticeship provides high-quality “earn while you learn” job training with pay from day one, no student debt, and a path to a skilled trades career with living wages and benefits. Our five-week program is free and open to all Iowans. We are actively recruiting women, people of color, veterans, and workers with disabilities.

Course highlights include:

  • Exposure to 16 different skilled trades and industry awareness
  • Math and test preparation
  • Introduction to tools, materials, and blueprint reading
  • Recognized multi-craft core curriculum (MC3)
  • First Aid/CPR, and OSHA 10 safety certifications 
  • Communication, time management, financial literacy, and interviewing skills​​​​
  • Improved chance of acceptance into a paid registered apprenticeship training program in construction or advanced manufacturing
  • Connections to eastern Iowa apprenticeship training coordinators, and support toward success in completing training

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a preapprenticeship program?  Read this fact sheet for more information: download pdf

Is a career in the construction trades for you? Have questions about the various trades? Read this booklet for more information: download pdf

Preapprenticeship Information Session/Q&A 

An information/Q&A session was held in Davenport on July 29.  If you weren't able to join us, view the recording of a previous information/Q&A session: Watch here (49 minutes)

Next Session Scheduled for Fall 2021

Our next cohort will be scheduled later in the fall.  Check back soon for more information and the application deadline. 

On-line Application Form

Access the on-line application here

Downloadable Application Form

Download a pdf of the application here