Are you looking for a career instead of a minimum-wage job post-high school? Are you considering a career in the construction trades? Then you have come to the right place...keep reading.

Trained professionals are needed to build homes, offices, high-rises, roads, and bridges. These projects are essential to everyday life and require hundreds of skilled workers trained in more than 20 different building trades. Examples include carpenters, cement masons, electricians, ironworkers, laborers, pipefitters, sheet metal workers, sprinkler fitters, and more.


RAP will help you get started down the apprenticeship pathway to becoming one of those trained professionals with a high-paying career in the building trades. You do not need previous experience. RAP instructors will help you build a competitive resume, connect with tradespeople in Snohomish County looking to hire skilled RAP graduates, and teach you what you need to know to get started. 

MISSION: RAP engages, inspires, and prepares each student to achieve high standards through rich and relevant educational experiences in building and construction trades. VISION: RAP students will lead and shape the future of building and construction trades.

RAP Architecture & Construction: 

1.0 CTE, 1.0 3rd Year Math, 1.0 Lab Science, 12 EVCC Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 102 credits.

RAP Skilled Trades: 

1.0 CTE, 1.0 ELA, 1.0 P.E. or Elective Credit(s), 5 EVCC Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 100 credits.

Upon successful completion of the RAP program and required testing, students may earn certifications in:
  • Core Plus Construction
  • First Aid CPR/AED
  • Manufacturing Employment Readiness 
  • OSHA
  • Preparation for Success and Safety in Industry
College Credits: 
Up to 17 credits available through Everett Community College
High school juniors High school seniors (+5 year seniors)
EvCC students
RAP Center on the Marysville Pilchuck High School campus
AM or PM Class:
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College credit:

The College Credits in Manufacturing Employment Readiness MFG T 100 & 102 are awarded to students earning a final grade of B or better. College credits are awarded by Everett Community College and cover the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in diverse workplace scenarios. Content includes a survey of mechanical concepts, precision measurement, blueprint reading, quality assurance, workforce skills/communication, ergonomics, lean manufacturing, and sustainable business practices.


Career possibilities for successful RAP graduates are only limited by imagination. Upon graduation, students who have achieved mastery of all Core Plus Construction competencies may be eligible for preferred entry into an apprenticeship with a RAP trade partner.