Are you a high school junior who enjoys working with your hands? Do you want to earn a few thousand bucks this summer learning about jobs in the construction industry?

Our PWA partners, the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, are looking to recruit a few members of the Class of 2020 (current high school juniors) to learn valuable job and career skills during an eight-week program in Portland.

The Construction Camp runs from June 24 through August 16. Successful applicants will earn $12 an hour while receiving hands-on training in safety, tools and safe-site preparation. Students will work at job sites under the direction of some of the region’s leading contractors.



Interested students must:

  • have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • have had 2 years of math (algebra and geometry)
  • be physically fit



For more information on the 2019 Construction Camp, download the following:

Applications are due April 2. Send them directly to Bob Calwhite of PNCI at

The program sponsors provide sturdy work boots, miscellaneous tools and eight weeks of Monday-through-Friday learning from the pros. If you’re picked for the program, you’re expected to be on time, give a good day’s work, learn all you can, and work safe.


Ready to apply?

Talk to your school’s career coordinator for more information.

2019 Construction Camp: real-world opportunity for high schoolers