What do some of the terms mean?
  • “Apprentice” refers to a person enrolled in a training program approved or recognized by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council.
  • “CAP Coordinator” refers to the person designated by the County Executive to administer and coordinate the CAP.
  • “CAP Utilization Plan” refers to the description of how the contractor will meet or exceed apprentice labor hours as required by WCC 3.72 and RCW 39.04.320. It is a form that the contractor completes. 
  • “Municipality” means every city, county, town, port district, district, or other public agency authorized by law to require the execution of public work, except drainage districts, diking districts, diking and drainage improvement districts, drainage improvement districts, diking improvement districts, consolidated diking and drainage improvement districts, consolidated drainage improvement districts, consolidated diking improvement districts, irrigation districts, or other districts authorized by law for the reclamation or development of waste or undeveloped lands.
  • “Project Manager” is the County employee who oversees the contract and project outcomes.
  • “Public Work” means all work, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other than ordinary maintenance, executed at the cost of the state or of any municipality, or which is by law a lien or charge on any property therein. 

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1. What is a “Registered Apprenticeship Program,” and how can I find one?
2. What labor hours will be counted?
3. Do I have to have apprentices for every trade?
4. Do non-union contractors have to meet the requirement when there are not as many non-union training programs available?
5. If a training program is in the process of being approved by the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council, what is recommended to meet the requirements until the program is approved?
6. What is the CAP?
7. What do some of the terms mean?
8. When is the CAP requirement not applicable?
9. Why do we have a CAP?
10. Why does Whatcom County require 15% apprentice utilization?
11. What is the purpose of the CAP Utilization Plan and what is the County looking for in the plan I submit?
12. My plan shows that I cannot meet the apprentice utilization requirement-what should I do?
13. What does documented evidence for an exception or waiver look like?
14. What situations DO NOT meet the intent of the contract in terms of the request for exception and waiver?
15. How will exceptions and waivers be evaluated?
16. What are the consequences of not meeting the apprentice utilization requirement?
17. Financial Incentives/Penalties