Two TVTC students working together on a carpentry project.

TERO Vocational Training Center


To train Native Americans and their families in the construction trades, resulting in our students gaining successful employment in family wage jobs.

To work with the entire family, offering pathways to services and organizations that will be beneficial to student family success, creating a healthy & culturally vibrant family and community.


To become a Technical Training Center offering a variety of training options.

Training for a Better Tomorrow

TVTC Construction training is a free intensive “hands on” program offered to all Native Americans, their spouses and parents. Students earn a certificate from Renton Technical College or South Seattle Community College upon successful completion. Many of our students have successfully launched construction careers earning a great wage.

This program consists of in shop training and “try-a-trade” days at a variety of construction training programs. Our students also have the opportunity to engage in outreach programs, all while learning and fostering the spirit of the community.

TVTC Completion

At completion of program, students will be provided assistance in gaining employment in the construction industry.

Students will be exposed to a variety of career choices and will have the ability to pursue their areas of interest with:

  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Construction Related Employers
  • Employment Opportunities with Tribes
  • Further Educational Opportunities

TVTC students will be trained and ready to enter the work environment safely and productively.

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Students of TERO Vocational Training Center working on an electrical project.

TVTC Classes

Blueprint Reading • Trades Math
Core Construction Skills • Structural Trades
Finishes • Electrical • Plumbing
Forklift • Foundations • Energy Efficiency
CPR • First Aid • Soft Skills
OSHA 10 • Flagger Certifications

Transferrable College Credits