What is a State-Approved Apprenticeship Program and how can I find one?
A State-Approved Apprenticeship Program is a program that has been approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council. There is a listing of State-Approved Training programs on the website of the Department of Labor & Industries:

www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/Programs


You cannot use a program that is not State-Approved toward meeting the 15%. You’ll need to utilize an existing State-Approved program or other contractors on the job will need to make up for the shortfall in utilization caused by you not using a State-Approved program.

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1. Why does Snohomish County require 15% apprentice utilization?
2. What labor hours are to be counted?
3. What is a State-Approved Apprenticeship Program and how can I find one?
4. What is the purpose of the Apprentice Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I turn in?
5. My plan shows that I can’t meet the apprentice utilization requirement-what should I do?
6. What does a documented Good Faith Effort look like?
7. What situations meet the intent of the contract in terms of the Good Faith Effort?
8. What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the Good Faith Effort?
9. How will the Good Faith Effort be evaluated?
10. What are the consequences of not meeting the apprentice utilization requirement?
11. Apprenticeship Resources