December 19, 2014 – Workforce Snohomish & AJAC Launch Snohomish County Manufacturing Academy!

November 24, 2014 – 2014 AJAC Fall Newsletter

October 1, 2014 – Buyken Metal Products and AJAC Host Manufacturing Day for Kent, WA Area High School Students

September 24, 2014 – AJAC Announces New Executive Director Demetria “Lynn” Strickland

June 27, 2014 – AJAC Celebrates Machining Apprenticeship Graduates for Earning Nationally Recognized Journey-Level Certificate

May 8, 2014 – Skills, Inc. and apprenticeship program celebrate new partnership – Auburn Reporter

April 29, 2014 – AJAC & Skills Inc. Open House: Creating a Highly Skilled Precision Metal Fabrication Workforce – AJAC web site

Winter 2014 – Partnership Helps Industrial Manufacturing Academy Win National Award

March 31, 2014 – 2014 Skills Inc. Spring Newsletter

March 19, 2014 – 2014 AJAC Winter Newsletter

February 28, 2014 – Boeing 777X Decision Re-energizes Renton Aerospace Training Project – Puget Sound Business Journal

February 14, 2014 – Parts and tooling manufacturer Machinists Inc. expands in Seattle – Puget Sound Business Journal

February 2014 – Learn to Work, Work to Earn – Apprenticeship programs are back in the USA – Gear Technology Magazine

February 21, 2014 – AJAC & Machinist Inc. Cover Story: Work that works: big demand for time-honored apprentice programs – Puget Sound Business Journal

January 30, 2014 – Enumclaw “Spirit of Innovation” STEM Expo Luncheon

January 30, 2014 – Enumclaw “Spirit of Innovation” STEM Expo


November 21, 2013AJAC Training Agent, Proto Technologies, Inc. Adds Equipment, Clients as Revenue Climbs 

October 2013 – AJAC Launches Precision Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship Classes Hosted at Skills Inc.

October 15, 2013Hazard Communication Training

October 15, 2013 – High school girls learn all about manufacturing at GLAM Survey

October 1-15, 2013Washington State Aerospace Workforce Training Survey

October 14, 2013Impact Washington: Lean Enterprise Certificate Program

September 3, 2013Feds Urged to Find Manufacturing Help

August 2013 – Centers of Excellence STEM Skills Competition

August 27, 2013AJAC’s Fall Apprenticeship Programs – Eastern, Washington

August 27, 2013AJAC’s Fall Apprenticeship Programs – King & Pierce Counties

August 27, 2013AJAC’s Fall Apprenticeship Programs – Snohomish County

July 19, 2013Demand for Worker Training Focus of 2nd Pierce County Aerospace Summit | Pierce County News on July 17, 2013

June 20, 2013Free Exhibition Space for Manufacturing Inventors at Smartmap Expo in Pasco, WA on September 26, 2013

June 10, 2013Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Named Melanie Jordan as the Organization’s Executive Director

April 28, 2013 – GE Aviation: Skilled Workforce Keeps Manufacturer Flying High

March 27, 2013Arlington schools, AJAC Tout STEM Initiatives

March 26, 2013 Arlington School District Pushing for More Manufacturing Classes

March 21, 2013 Boeing Exec Urges More Science, Math Emphasis in Schools

March 21, 2013 AJAC, the City of Arlington and Arlington School District to Host an Aerospace and Manufacturing Employer Open House at Arlington High School

February 19, 2013 High-skills Training in Yakima Helping to Fill a Need

February 4, 2013Aviation Week – With New Hires Hard to Come By, Suppliers Bring Skills to the Classroom

January 14, 2013AJAC Launches New Machining Program at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) in Yakima County


December 6, 2012Pictures: College-trained Apprentices at Orion Aerospace and JWD Machine, Inc., in the Seattle area

December 6, 2012Economic Reality Marries Age-old Idea — Apprenticeships — with College

December 3, 2012Business led Manufacturing Academy turns out job-ready workers

October 28, 2012High Hopes: Apprenticeship a Perfect Fit for a Math Guy

August 1, 2012Today AJAC is Being Recognized as a 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship Innovator and Trailblazer

July 17, 2012Nonprofit eyes Clark County for job training program

July 11, 2012- Video: Promoting Washington State as the Global Aerospace Leader

July 9, 2012160 New Aerospace Jobs Will Be Coming to Washington State

June 19, 2012AJAC Receives Funding to Provide Advanced Inspection Training to Apprentices and Incumbent Workers

March 30, 2012Aerospace training on wheels

March 30, 2012Rolling classroom starts mission to train aerospace workers

March 25, 2012Apprenticeship program plans to help machinists become engineers

March 21, 2012AJAC Press Conference to Announce New Model of Training for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing in Washington State

February 27, 2012One High-Tech Classroom to Go, Please-
A look inside the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s new Advanced Inspection and Manufacturing Mobile Training Unit.

February 22, 2012 – Senator Cantwell will present AJAC Executive Director, Laura Hopkins with a 2012 Women of Valor Award. The Fifth Women of Valor Awards will honor women who have dedicated their lives to investing in jobs and our communities. Hillary Clinton helped Senator Cantwell kick-off this event in 2006 as a way to honor and celebrate the outstanding women in our community. The tradition continues this year with special guests U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and past honorees and supporters.

February 2, 2012Washington machinist apprentices gain faster path to engineering career “Mobile training unit” to help apprentices earn college credits statewide

Receive Up to $5,000 for Your Exporting NeedsQualifying Washington state companies can apply for export finance assistance under a new program from the State of Washington Department of Commerce. The Export Voucher program, funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides export-ready companies with up to $5,000 to help them begin exporting or expand to new export markets. Vouchers can be used to help pay for trade show fees and travel, interpreter fees, translation services, training, international certification and other expenses.


December 5, 2011AJAC Executive Director, Laura Hopkins explains AJAC’s apprenticeship program at Columbia Basin College (CBC) in Pasco, WA – what AJAC offers students, what the career opportunities are in the aerospace industry, how to qualify for the program, etc. She was interviewed by the Columbia Basin College News Magazine, “Campus to Community”.

December 7, 2011AJAC Executive Director, Laura Hopkins Speaks on the Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection Committee to Present the Trainer’s Perspective on the Aerospace Skills Gap. Laura spoke to the major challenges Washington state faces as our skilled aerospace workforce retires and explained how these challenges are being addressed and what next steps need to be taken.

November 30, 2011737 MAX stays in Renton under Boeing, union agreement

October 25, 2011UPDATE: Sen. Cantwell: Don’t leave aerospace up in air

October 21, 2011Committee helps vets find work in aerospace industry

October 15, 2011Aerospace training in state gets $20 million boost from federal grant

October 14, 2011Cantwell, Murray, Air Washington unveil new program to train 2,600 workers for aerospace job needs

October 11, 2011AJAC will Utilize Air Washington Grant to Create Long-Term Career Pathways

August 17, 2011Patty Murray urges funding for workforce training

August 18, 2011Senator Murray touts new jobs legislation

August 10, 2011Aerospace career fair planned in Lynnwood

August 2, 2011AJAC Launches New Machining Apprenticeship Program in Tri-Cities at Columbia Basin College (CBC)

June 29, 2011High school students explore jobs in flight

June 24, 2011Trade deals to create aerospace jobs, opportunity

June 20, 2011A young Seattlite on a mission to the Air Show

June 20, 2011AJAC Offers European Companies Apprenticeship Opportunities to Train Their Employees in Washington State

June 20, 2011AJAC’s Mobile Training Unit Travels Across Washington State to Provide Apprenticeship and Just-In-Time Technical Short-Term Training

Feb. 18, 2011Machinists promote training for aerospace jobs

Feb. 4, 2011AJAC Facilitates $275,000 in Funding to Build the Inland Northwest Aerospace Technology Center