Apprentice Resource Center

Formerly Apprenticeship Opportunities Project


ARC is a support service program of ANEW that can assist with getting into an apprenticeship or retaining active apprentices in their trade after they have experienced an unexpected hardship. It provides employment navigation, barrier removal, financial support, and case management. Funding for ARC may cover apprentice application fees, initiation and union fees, work wear, tuition for apprenticeship classes, books, limited gas or public transit, or apprenticeship-required tools. Assistance is dependent on current apprentice’s household income.

Start Your Application!


ARC is taking clients by appointment, Monday through Friday.

Fill out the application form here.

Financial Assistance for Qualified Apprentices:

• Initiation Fees & Union Dues • Tuition and Books
• Transportation • Occupation-Specific Tools
• GED Support • Driver’s License Support
• Work Clothes and Boots


Please call 206.710.1020 or email to make an appointment.


ANEW has operated the Apprentice Resource Center (formerly known as the Apprenticeship Opportunities Project) since 1994 and provides employment navigation, support services, and case management to those who qualifies in these ways:

  • One-to-one, personalized assistance on resumes, job and apprenticeship applications, and interviewing skills
  • Direct connections to employers looking for qualified applicants
  • Navigating challenging situations

Need additional support? Explore our other services!

Rosie's Closet

Rosie’s Closet is a convenient place for anyone interested in donating work clothing to those who are new to the work place, starting over, or simply in need.

Donations are made up of lightly used or new construction related clothing only. That includes jeans, coveralls, long shirts, t-shirts, vests, jackets, hats, boots, rain gear, gloves, tool belts, hard hats, etc. Rosie’s Closet is located at the ANEW Training Facility in Tukwila.

WA Grant for Apprenticeships

ANEW is a Financial Aid Office for the WA Grant for Apprenticeship (WG-A). This grant is open to all registered apprenticeships in the state of Washington who are approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.

 Financial Aid may be available to assist active apprentices in WSAC-approved apprenticeship programs with costs associated with their apprenticeship. Funding can cover tuition, fees, and materials.