Explore Careers in Construction
The home building industry offers more than just another job — you can find a rewarding career and earn a great salary. The top 25% in most construction trades professions earn at least $60,000 annually. And you don’t need to follow the traditional college path to get there.
Learn more about the opportunities to start building your career in six of the most popular trades:
- Carpentry – $51,120 average annual earning
- Electrical – $59,190 average annual earning
- Painting – $43,050 average annual earning
- Masonry – $54,430 average annual earning
- HVACR – $50,160 average annual earning
- Plumbing – $58,150 average annual earning
For eight decades, Clark College has provided the residents of Southwest Washington and beyond with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It has served as a regional hub for learning and development through our educational programs, cultural events, and community services. Welding, surveying and engineering are just a few options for areas of study. Learn more.
Cascadia Tech Academy
Cascadia Technical Academy is a cooperative Career and Technical learning experience created in partnership with ten school districts in Southwest Washington. It started in 1983 as Clark County Skills Center. This is a construction training opportunity for high school age students. Learn more.
Construction Industry Training Council of Washington
The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) is a state-licensed, vocational trade school for the construction industry. The center offers ten state approved construction apprenticeship programs, ten construction training programs, many state approved continuing education courses for license renewal; as well as skills assessments, performance verifications, and targeted task training and skills upgrade courses for field construction professionals. Learn more.
Explore Career Opportunities
We are on a mission to show people “work” doesn’t have to be a grind. To show people “benefits” go way beyond healthcare and a 401k. To show people you can enjoy what you do and still buy a house, take vacations, and support a family.
To give people hope, happiness, and the satisfaction of a job well done. To connect them to the growing number of rewarding opportunities that are ready for the taking.
By 2028 there will be 3 million job openings in the skilled trades. Generation T is on a mission to connect people with those opportunities.