Plumbing Basics Course

Posted January 23, 2019 at 5:49 am by

EDC Part­ners with SJI Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion and WA State Dept. of Com­merce on Plumb­ing Course

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) is proud to announce their part­ner­ship with the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, the Wash­ing­ton State Governor’s Strate­gic Reserve Fund, and the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce to offer an upcom­ing Plumb­ing Basics class at the Fri­day Har­bor High School in Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary.  Because of these part­ner­ships, this course will be offered tuition-free to young peo­ple and career chang­ers on San Juan Island. 

The course will be taught at the Fri­day Har­bor High School STEM Cen­ter by Brent Hunt­ing­ton, retired plumber.  The pro­gram is intend­ed to ben­e­fit par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents as well as local plumb­ing com­pa­nies in need of skilled employ­ees.  The hands-on cur­ricu­lum has been designed for high school stu­dents and career chang­ers, and will include career infor­ma­tion, tool usage, stan­dard plumb­ing code, safe­ty, and more.  This class is free to par­tic­i­pants in San Juan Coun­ty, but space is lim­it­ed and requires pre-reg­is­tra­tion as well as a fil­ing fee of $10.  Please note:  this course is not designed for DIY home repair.

The course will run from 4:00–6:00PM Tues­days and Thurs­days from Jan­u­ary 29th though Feb­ru­ary 26th of 2019. There is no cost for the train­ing; pre-reg­is­tra­tion and a $10 fil­ing fee is required.  The dead­line to apply is Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 25th.  To apply, please vis­it the EDC’s web­site at  For more infor­ma­tion call the EDC office at 360–378-2906 or email EDC Trades Coor­di­na­tor at

This pro­gram is spon­sored by the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, Wash­ing­ton State Governor’s Strate­gic Reserve Fund and by the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce.  The EDC’s Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is addi­tion­al­ly sup­port­ed by San Juan Coun­ty, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor, the Port of Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island School Dis­trict, Her­itage Bank, and Islanders Bank. The EDC is so grate­ful for the gen­er­ous sup­port of these orga­ni­za­tions, which make the Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive possible.

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) strives to strength­en and diver­si­fy the econ­o­my of San Juan Coun­ty.  We believe a strong econ­o­my builds a strong community. 

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