About CITC
Building a Better Tomorrow

Our History

In March 1985, CITC held its first class in carpentry with 26 students and 15 students on the waiting list. From that humble beginning, CITC has grown into a state-licensed, nationally accredited, construction training program for beginning and advanced construction professionals.

CITC’s training programs currently serve more than 1,700 apprenticeship and classroom training students; 8,000 continuing education students; and over 150 students take part in our commercial, industrial, pipeline, and supervisory skills assessments and performance verifications.

Halene Sigmund

President at CITC of Washington with a specialty in construction apprenticeships and training in Washington State

In 2010, Halene became the president and CEO of the Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC), a Washington State licensed vocational/trade school that offers twelve state-approved construction apprenticeship and craft training programs. She has been part of CITC’s management team since 1993. She has played a key role in CITC’s growth gaining state approval for its twelve state-wide apprenticeship programs.

Our Vision

Building the people who build the Northwest.

Our Mission

The Construction Industry Training Council shall recruit, train, develop and retain skilled labor for the Washington State construction industry.

Our Values

We build relationships first, and then we build your workforce.

“We are dedicated to the success of our apprentices and committed to providing training opportunities to all who wish to have a career in construction.”

Halene Sigmund, CITC President