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CITC Hires New Regional Coordinator and Opens Spokane Facility

Ken Hill - CITCThe Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) has hired Ken Hill as the Eastern Washington regional coordinator. He will be responsible for CITC’s newest facility in Spokane, Wash. CITC also has facilities in Bellevue and Vancouver, Wash.

Hill graduated from CITC and became a journeyman electrician in 1993. Then, after working in the field, he took further training with CITC and earned an administrator certification for the state of Washington in 1999. He was the president of Mastercraft Electric for two years then opened his own firm, KM Electric.

He has served on CITC’s electrical apprenticeship committee since 1995 and has been an instructor for CITC since 2014. He will split his time between Bellevue and Spokane until June so he can fulfill his teaching commitment at CITC’s Tacoma location for the balance of this school year.

“Opening this new facility fulfills a huge need for trained construction workers in Eastern Washington,” said CITC president, Halene Sigmund. “We currently have more than 60 apprentices who will be attending classes in Spokane and have the capacity to easily double that number.” The nearly 13,000-square-foot space will house classrooms, labs and staff offices. “Within the next two years we anticipate some major growth in the Spokane area and plan to meet the needs of the industry with excellent apprenticeship and craft training opportunities for those who want to become skilled craft workers,” said Sigmund

When begin classes begin this September CITC will provide apprenticeship training for carpenters electricians, laborers and plumbers, If there is sufficient demand, HVAC classes will also be offered. In addition the facility will run continuing education classes for electrical and plumbing license renewals and task training courses such as crew leader and project supervisor certificate classes.

The Spokane facility is located at10424 W. Aero Road in Spokane. For information call 1-877-707-2482m or visit the CITC website at: http://www.citcwa.com/

About CITC

CITC provides state-approved apprenticeship and craft training in the carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, heavy equipment operator, painting, plumbing, laborers, residential electrical, low energy and sheet metal trades. CITC also runs continuing education classes for license renewal for plumbers and electricians. The program is dedicated to training, developing and retaining a skilled labor force for the construction industry and is both a nationally accredited and state-approved apprenticeship training program.

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