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

Yes? Sweet. But even if this isn’t you, listen up. You can help spread the word and make someone else’s summer.

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 2019 (current high school juniors) to learn valuable job and career skills during an eight-week program in Portland.

The Construction Camp runs from June 15 through August 17. 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, two years of math (algebra and geometry) and be physically fit. Applications are due April 3. Send 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.

For more information:

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

Paid summer job offers hands-on learning at summer construction camp