Advanced Manufacturing Prep (AMP) Training

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) developed a two-day training called Advanced Manufacturing Prep (AMP) to help job-seekers navigate their career in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries through workshops focusing on soft skills, technical skills, and job-readiness for entry-level work.

Upon completion of the AMP Training, attendees will be eligible to enroll in AJAC’s pre-apprenticeship program, the Manufacturing Academy, or they may be encouraged to begin working in industry and become an AJAC apprentice in occupations including Industrial Manufacturing Technician, Machinist or Industrial Maintenance Technician. For individuals not be ready to begin a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship program, there will be navigation services offered to better address your career pathway. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after day-two of the training.

Through completion of the AMP Training, you will develop the following:

Soft Skills:

  • Environmental awareness of manufacturing
  • Worker rights and safety
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Employee responsibility and commitments
  • Absenteeism and action plans
  • Retaining employment and progressing your career
  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Mock interview skills with local employers

Technical Skills:

  • Shop mathematics
  • Tool usage
  • Precision measurement and fractions

Knowledge of Industry:

  • In-depth understanding of pre-apprenticeship vs. registered apprenticeship
  • Develop knowledge on aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries
  • Determine job opportunities with local employers

How Do I Get Started?

You MUST complete our online application to enroll in the AMP Training. Each two-day training is held at the following locations from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Prep (AMP) Training Center in Kent, WA:
    • June 11-12, 2018
    • September 6-7, 2018
    • November 29-30, 2018
  • Bates Technical College – Downtown Campus in Tacoma, WA:
    • April 30 – May 1, 2018
  • South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus in Seattle, WA:
    • April 2 – June 15, 2018

To enroll in our Advanced Manufacturing Prep training, complete our online application here.

Questions? Please Contact: Derek Jones | 206-737-8347 |

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY – EQUAL ACCESS – It is the mission of AJAC that the training of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or as otherwise specified by law.  AJAC also encourages women, minorities and veterans to apply with their employer.