San Juan County Economic Development Council | Helping islands businesses to thrive

Free Electrical Basics course

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in electrical basics this spring, funded by the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Kiwanis, Islanders Bank and Heritage Bank.

The course will be taught at Orcas Island High School by Vocational Instructor Brett McFarland and others. The training will include core electrician skills, solar wiring installations, safety and more.

The course will run after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 6 through April 12, 2018, from 3:45-5:45p. There is no cost for training; pre-registration and a $10 filing fee is required. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018. Space is extremely limited; participants must be residents of San Juan County to participate. To apply, please click here:


The EDC thanks our partners in the trades education initiative: the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Kiwanis, San Juan Propane, San Juan County Builders Association, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank, Heritage Bank, Island Excavating and Orcas Excavators.

 

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Construction Basics Training (ended): The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) currently offers free training in construction basics this winter, funded by the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Kiwanis, Islanders Bank, the San Juan County Builders’ Association, Orcas Excavators and Island Excavating.

The course will be taught at Orcas Island High School by Vocational and Woodworking Instructor Brett McFarland. The training is geared for high school students and young adults, and will include core construction skills, tool usage, safety and more. Instruction is open and free to all participants from San Juan County.

The training will run after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from November 28, 2017, through February 1st, 2018, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (accommodates after-school travel from Lopez and San Juan Islands).
There is no cost for the course; a $10 filing fee is required with application. Course full! New courses coming soon.

The EDC thanks our partners in this initiative: the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Kiwanis, San Juan County Builders Association, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank, Heritage Bank, Island Excavating, Orcas Excavators.

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Marine Maintenance Training – Completed

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) completed marine tech training at Skagit Valley College’s Marine Center in Anacortes. This program took place during the Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 quarters. The EDC thanks our partners in this initiative: Commerce, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, Skagit Valley College, the Port of Friday Harbor, Islanders Bank, the Northwest Workforce Council, Heritage Bank, and area marine businesses.