Apprenticeship Opportunities Project

Since 1994, ANEW has operated the Apprenticeship Opportunities Project (AOP) with funding from the Office of Port Jobs. 
AOP can help King County, Washington state residents who are unemployed or under-employed and seeking work in livable wage jobs or apprenticeships in these ways:
  • One-to-one, personalized assistance on resumes, job and apprenticeship applications, and interviewing skills 
  • Links to livable wage construction job postings and current apprenticeship openings 
  • Direct connections to employers looking for qualified applicants  
  • Limited Financial Assistance for qualified individuals, such as:
    • Initiation Fees
    • Union Dues
    • Tuition for Math Classes
    • Work Clothes, Rain Gear, and Boots
    • Occupation-Specific Tools


AOP Mimimum Qualifications
  • Resident of Seattle or King County
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must meet financial qualifications
  • Pre-apprentice or under-employed apprentice

Apply for AOP
There are two easy ways to apply for AOP:
Complete an interest form here.
Schedule an appointment by calling 206.381.1384 or emailing
Your eligibility is determined by an ANEW case manager, and processing your request can take up to 24 hours. 

Want to learn more?

Attend an Orientation. Check event calendar

ANEW offers support services

You can be 

ready for a


career, and

be the right 


job candidate 

with AOP.

Financial Support
AOP can also provide limited financial support services for eligible clients. These fund are considered funds 
of last resort. 

This simply means 
you have no other resources available 
to you when you 
apply for assistance. 

Pre-Apprentices and Apprentices alike can be eligible for support services for up to three years through AOP. 

There is a maximum amount of assistance available in that 
time frame, and you 
must work with ANEW/AOP staff 
by documenting your 
job search effort.