Meet Jeff Sanders, a 2008 graduate of two construction programs: Lynnwood High School Construction Program and Edmonds Community College Construction Industry Training Program. As a high school construction student, Jeff identified and excelled in his personal goal to complete high school and become a carpenter. Jeff also earned college credit available to him through the CTE program, resulting in graduating from high school with a college certificate and training that opened doors to a career in carpentry.
“The Lynnwood High School Carpentry Program lead me right to a successful job that I love. It also gave me the opportunity to take college classes and earn an Edmonds Community College Construction Industry Training Certificate, which got me right in with the Carpenters Union. Now I am on the job making $22 an hour. I actually liked school just because of the Carpentry Program, which was a huge help for me while in high school. I wanted to go to school, and I looked forward to going because of the Carpentry Program.”