Jeremy Clevenger is an Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship. He works hand in hand with Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 252 and 335, to help train and mentor apprentices during their time in the apprenticeship. As a senior in high school, he discovered an apprenticeship opportunity which allowed him to work and learn at the same time--this was perfect for him. Jeremy appreciates labor jobs due to its diversity of skills and project applications as well as seeing the product of the hard work that goes into contributing to a project that will live on for decades if not more. Jeremy understands that practice makes perfect and in order to discover what career is the right fit for someone, one needs to be immersed in the environment and discover what we’re skilled at, what we have challenges with and develop skills to tackle challenges.
Apprenticeships are an important pathway for Tacoma youth to family sustaining wages, but there has not always been equitable access to these pathways. Join us for a conversation about how to make sure apprenticeships are more widely available to all youth in the decade ahead.