NWLETT - About


About Northwest Laborers Employers Training


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This page is a virtual “who’s who” of the Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust team. And just as on the job site, each person’s position is critical to the success of the team.

It’s kind of like the Seahawks, except we’re strong at every position (We’re looking at you, offensive line).


To provide continuous workforce education and training which meets industry needs, builds careers and increases our employers’ competitive advantage.



Stacy Martin (Chairman)

John Adams

Dale Cannon

Dave Hawkins

Adam Lambe

Shannon Stull


Brandon Dully

Dan Kuney

Andrew Ledbetter

Rod Majors (Secretary)

Carl Stewart


NWLETT Training Directors
Brandon Jordan, Training Director
Mark Ware, Assistant Director

Apprenticeship Coordinators
Jose “David” Aguayo
Jamie Beethe
Jeremy Clevenger
Justin Coghill
Aaron Delve
Miguel Edmondson
DeAnn Fields
Mike Kuntz
Luis Licea
Jesse Loose (Utah)

Emily Bartlett-Ward
Donna Bowman
Tonya Bray
Dana Driscoll (Hospitality Manager)
Armando Duran
Cheryl Fogg
Cassie Garrison
Jennifer Malone
Rain Twells

Human Resources Director
Aimmee Shiplet, SPHR

Instructor Support / Site Maintenance
Gigi Keifert
Juan Torres Jr.

Mark Halvorson, Marketing Analyst

Night Security / Grounds Maintenance
Colby Overstreet
Zach Treadwell

Traci Affholter
(Administration / Spokane)
Alysia Burrows
(Administration / Utah)
Erika Andrew
Tracy Miller (Bookkeeper)
Becky Shields (Grants/Accreditation Coordinator)
Kylee Sullivan (Front Office Manager)
Jourdan Taylor (Apprenticeship/Front Office)
Katie Uhinck (Front Office)
Mandee Withem (Front Office)

Travis Affonce
Adrian Aguilar
Rory Chessie
Ian Coates
Seani Fitzpatrick
Casey Hawthorn
Paul Huston
Shad Jones
Humberto “Alex” Luna
Kevin MacDonald
Ryan McDonald
Brandon Morris
Anthony O’Brien
Ronnie O’Connell
James “Doug” Rooks
Dottie Saliby
Ron Soete
Jakeh Timm
Rod Walsh
Shannon Williams
Judy Wilson

NWLETT - Laborer Apprenticeship


1968 – Eastern Washington Laborers-AGC Training Fund is established in Spokane, WA.
1968 – Western Washington Laborers-AGC Training Fund is established in Duvall, WA.
1970 – Western Washington L-AGC hires its first training director.
1971 – Eastern Washington L-AGC hires its first training director, Harold Avery.
Mid-’70s – Western Washington L-AGC moves to White Swan, WA.
1977 – The Pasco training site is established.
1979 – Seattle SuperSonics win the NBA championship. We didn’t have anything to do with it. We just enjoy pointing it out.
1981 – Western Washington L-AGC moves to the current training site (a former Nike missile base) in Kingston.
1983 – On July 23, the very first apprenticeship program in the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) is established in the Pacific Northwest.
1984 – Eastern WA L-AGC and Western WA L-AGC merge to become the Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust (NWLETT).
1994 – The Department of Labor recognizes “Construction Craft Laborer” as an apprenticeable craft.
1994-1995 – Classroom and dormitory buildings are erected at the Kingston site.
1995 – Utah becomes part of NWLETT.
1999 – Everybody parties like it’s 1999. Because it is.
2007 – The Satsop training site is established in Elma, WA, at the site of the unfinished nuclear power plant.
2011 – NWLETT celebrates 30 years and receives the deed for the Kingston training site.
2011 – The Harold Avery Apprenticeship Training Building at the Kingston site is dedicated in recognition of his status as the “Grandfather of the Apprenticeship Program.”
2012 – Apprenticeship program length in Washington state increases from 4,000 to 6,000 hours.
2013 – NWLETT celebrates 30 years of apprenticeship; Seattle Seahawks win the NFL championship (see 1979).
2021 – NWLETT becomes accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and becomes an .edu.

2023 – NWLETT celebrates 40 years of apprenticeship.

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LEGAL NOTICE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS: The Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Fund, identification number 91-1283259, provides training and retraining for those in the industry and those already in the industry.

The Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Fund admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, administration policies or other school-administration policies or other school-administered programs. For information about any existing or anticipated future courses of study sponsored or established by the plan, including any prerequisites for enrolling in such courses and for a description of the procedure to enroll in such courses, please contact: Brandon Jordan, NWLETT, 27055 Ohio Avenue NE, Kingston, Washington 98346.


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