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Perry Technical Institute Adds Two New Programs To Address Growing and Diverse Workforce Needs

Perry Technical Institute Adds Two New Programs To Address Growing and Diverse Workforce Needs

April 21, 2016

Perry Technical Institute has added a 12-month Construction and 12-month Agricultural Equipment Technician program. Applications are now being taken for both programs of study. 

Construction
A new 12-month program at Perry Technical Institute will soon be training workers for the region’s construction industry.

The Construction Program will prepare students for entry-level positions on both residential and commercial construction projects. The curriculum gives students an understanding of construction basics in such areas as estimating, blueprint reading, tool use, material selection, concrete, framing, and interior and exterior finishes.

The program is being added in response to the needs of local contractors. The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, is projecting an above average demand for construction workers over the next decade.
The new program has been approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Applications for admission are now being accepted for the first class which begins in October. For more information, call Perry’s Admissions Office at 509.453.0374 or toll-free 888.528.8586.

Agricultural Equipment Technician
Perry Technical Institute is stepping up to meet the needs of the agriculture industry by adding an Agricultural Equipment Technician Program.
The new 12-month program, which starts in June, will prepare students for employment as entry-level technicians in the agriculture industry. “Leaders in the local agriculture industry have expressed the need for qualified equipment technicians and we are very excited to collaborate with them as this program evolves at PTI,” said Jason Lamiquiz, Perry’s associate dean of education.

The curriculum for the new program includes classroom theory and hands-on instruction in hydraulics and implements, fuel and electrical systems, electronics, and power train theory. Students will learn to diagnose, repair, modify, and overhaul a wide variety of equipment including tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, and sprayers.

The new program has been approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Applications for admission are now being accepted for summer enrollment. For more information, call Perry’s Admissions Office at 509.453.0374 or toll-free 888.528.8586.

Learn more about these programs by visiting Perry Technical Institute's website, here


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