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Welcome to the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust, your home for continuing education in the entertainment industry. We provide courses that span the spectrum of theater and live event production disciplines, including audio, video, lighting, rigging, wardrobe, and beyond.

You do not need to be a Union member to take WWTTT courses!

Our instructors work in the industry. To accommodate their busy work schedules, classes are rarely scheduled more than 6 weeks out, sometimes less.

Subscribe to our newsletter email list and check back here often. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email our Training Coordinator, Mylor Treneer. mylor@theatricaltraining.com

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Course Calendar


  •  February 28, 2024 - February 29, 2024
     9:00 am - 5:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS FULL.      REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. This course is about basic lighting console programming, with a focus on ETC Eos Family software. Participants will learn a brief history of lighting consoles and their influence on modern control surfaces and gain a basic understanding of basic lighting networks. Students will learn to patch … Basic Lighting Console Programming – ETC Eos FamilyRead More »


  •  March 4, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Students will learn the history of Local 15 from 1893 to the present.  This class will be taught online via Zoom on  Monday, March 4  from 1o am to 1 pm. Journeyman Jack Taylor will be the instructor. This course is a required part of the Local 15 Apprenticeship Program curriculum. … History of Local #15Read More »


  •  March 6, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here … Forklift Operator Certification #5Read More »


  •  March 11, 2024
     6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With topics of gender identity entering mainstream consciousness in new ways, many individuals and organizations are asking what they can do to be more inclusive. We’ll discuss strategies for working with trans and non-binary colleagues and artists, handling theatre-specific needs like audience spaces and dressing rooms, and what to think about when creating art that … Gender Inclusivity in the Entertainment IndustryRead More »


  •  March 13, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here … MEWP Operator Certification #5Read More »


  •  March 18, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Basic Fall Protection will teach participants  how to work safely at height by familiarizing them with the selection, inspection and use of fall protection equipment. The class also addresses relevant fall protection regulations, fall hazard identification and the basic elements of a fall protection program. This course … Basic Fall Protection #5Read More »


  •  April 1, 2024
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Is History just one damned thing after another? Or, are there patterns?  Students will be provided with an overview of the history of the Labor movement in the United States. Enrollees will also receive a complimentary copy of The Lexicon of Labor by R. Emmett Miller and a chronology of U.S. Labor history. This class … Labor HistoryRead More »


  •  April 8, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be … MEWP Operator Certification #6Read More »


  •  April 22, 2024
     9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This American Heart Association course covers Adult, Child & Infant CPR, medical and injury emergencies and adult, child and infant choking (as well as other topics). CPR Seattle will be offering  a  “Blended Learning” CPR & First Aid class.  Registrants will be  sent a link to do online training prior to the scheduled classroom session. … Adult, Child, CPR #4Read More »


  •  April 22, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be … Forklift Operator Certification #6Read More »

Forklift Operator Certification #5

$35

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March 6, 2024 - March 6, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a Forklift Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Wednesday, March 6,  2023 at 10 am. Proper work attire is required.

MEWP Operator Certification #5

$35

Register
March 13, 2024 - March 13, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a MEWP Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Wednesday, March 13,  2023 at 10 am. Proper work attire is required. If you have a personal safety harness, please bring it. Loaners will also be available.

Basic Fall Protection #5

$35

Register
March 18, 2024 - March 18, 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.     REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Basic Fall Protection will teach participants  how to work safely at height by familiarizing them with the selection, inspection and use of fall protection equipment. The class also addresses relevant fall protection regulations, fall hazard identification and the basic elements of a fall protection program. This course is highly recommended for ALL WORKERS on the Local 15 Dispatch list. This is a 5 hour course. You only need to sign up for one Session! This class will be held  from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday, March 18 at the New Labor Temple .
  • This Basic Fall Protection class is a prerequisite for all upcoming rigging courses.
  • This Basic Fall Protection class is a prerequisite for upcoming Worker Rescue training courses.
  • Basic Fall Protection is a required class in the Local 15 Apprenticeship program.
  • Attendees should bring their own harness  if they have one. Shared equipment will also be available for use.

History of Local #15

$25

Register
March 4, 2024 - March 4, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Students will learn the history of Local 15 from 1893 to the present.  This class will be taught online via Zoom on  Monday, March 4  from 1o am to 1 pm. Journeyman Jack Taylor will be the instructor. This course is a required part of the Local 15 Apprenticeship Program curriculum.

Labor History

$25

Register
April 1, 2024 - April 1, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Is History just one damned thing after another? Or, are there patterns?  Students will be provided with an overview of the history of the Labor movement in the United States. Enrollees will also receive a complimentary copy of The Lexicon of Labor by R. Emmett Miller and a chronology of U.S. Labor history. This class will be taught on Monday, April 1 from 10 am to 1 pm via Zoom. The Zoom invitation will be sent out on March 28.  This course is a required course in the Local 15 Apprenticeship curriculum.

MEWP Operator Certification #6

$35

Register
April 8, 2024 - April 8, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a MEWP Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Monday, April 8,  2024 from 10 am to 2 pm. Proper work attire is required including hard hat (or helmet) and safety footwear.

Forklift Operator Certification #6

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The International Training Trust, the Western Washington Theatrical Training Trust (WWTTT) and HERC Rentals are working together to get you certified at no cost. This is an opportunity open to any worker who is on the work rolls or dispatch list of an IATSE Local. Click here for Course Reimbursement information:  https://theatricaltraining.com/course-reimbursement/ There will be a Forklift Operator Certification class at HERC Rentals 5055 4th Ave. S on Monday, Aprill 22, 2024 at 10 am. Hard hat and proper work attire is required.

Adult, Child, CPR #4

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This American Heart Association course covers Adult, Child & Infant CPR, medical and injury emergencies and adult, child and infant choking (as well as other topics). CPR Seattle will be offering  a  "Blended Learning" CPR & First Aid class.  Registrants will be  sent a link to do online training prior to the scheduled classroom session. The online training  allows registrants to complete the academic material from the comfort of  home, starting and stopping the program as needed. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person class room session which will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and will be devoted to skills practice and questions. In-person Session #4 will be held at 9:30 am on April 22, 2024 at the New Labor Temple. Links to the online learning will be sent out on the week of April 8. Once you complete the online and the in-person class components, you will be issued a digital certification card from the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), and you will have access to the digital book for the course. Class size is limited to 11 students. Registration closes on April 8, 2024.

Adult, Child CPR #5

$35

Register
April 22, 2024 - April 22, 2024
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This American Heart Association course covers Adult, Child & Infant CPR, medical and injury emergencies and adult, child and infant choking (as well as other topics). CPR Seattle will be offering  a  "Blended Learning" CPR & First Aid class.  Registrants will be  sent a link to do online training prior to the scheduled classroom session. The online training  allows registrants to complete the academic material from the comfort of  home, starting and stopping the program as needed. The online portion must be completed prior to the in-person class room session which will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and will be devoted to skills practice and questions. In-person Session #5 will be held at 12:30 pm on April 22, 2024 at the New Labor Temple. Links to the online learning will be sent out on the week of April 8. Once you complete the online and the in-person class components, you will be issued a digital certification card from the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), and you will have access to the digital book for the course. Class size is limited to 11 students. Registration closes on April 8, 2024.

Robert's Rules of Order

$25

Register
April 29, 2024 - April 29, 2024
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This class will help students become knowledgeable about Robert’s Rules of Order; the rules and procedures that guide Local 15 general membership meetings. Understand the types of motions and when they can be made. Learn how to craft a motion. Be comfortable at membership meetings! This class will be taught by Laurel Blaine, Board of Examiners' List Chair via Zoom on Monday, April 29 from Noon to 4 pm.

Gender Inclusivity in the Entertainment Industry

$25

Register
March 11, 2024 - March 11, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With topics of gender identity entering mainstream consciousness in new ways, many individuals and organizations are asking what they can do to be more inclusive. We’ll discuss strategies for working with trans and non-binary colleagues and artists, handling theatre-specific needs like audience spaces and dressing rooms, and what to think about when creating art that involves gender. Whatever your starting point, you’ll take away concrete steps to aid in your journey of gender inclusivity. This class and discussion will be presented by  Josephine Kearns,Gender Consultant, Dramaturg, & Theatre Creative on Monday March 11, 2024 via Zoom. The presentation will begin at 6:30 pm and last approximately 90 minutes.  

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