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Fishmonger Apprenticeship


What is included
in the Fishmonger
Apprenticeship Program?

This pilot program will support skills development and career pathways for the current UFCW 3000 union Fishmongers. Our very first employer partner, Town & Country Markets, is helping to pave the way for future partnerships with union grocers across the industry.

If you have questions email our Apprenticeship Director, Megan Williams at

Official Program Launch April 4, 2024

This Apprenticeship will be registered with the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council and has two components:

  1. Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI):
    144 hours of class time to be held between
    April & August 2024.

  2. On-the-job training (OJT):
    2000 hours to be completed within a year.

  • Safety: Food handling and workplace

  • Seafood industry overview

  • Product and species knowledge

  • Seasonality, sustainability, and catch methods

  • Fish & seafood processing: Cutting, filleting, shucking, peeling and cracking

  • Cooking and recipes

  • Interpersonal skills: Customer service and workplace communication

  • Department management: Teamwork, operations, ordering & inventory, merchandising

  • Market math: Pricing and spoilage

Program Location

Snohomish County

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center

9001 Airport Rd. Everett, WA 98024

This Fishmonger Apprenticeship Program received support and funding from a U.S. Department of Labor grant through Career Connect Washington.  Read more about USDOL grant funding at

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