Why Employers Value AJAC – Employer Testimonials
The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) works directly with aerospace and advanced manufacturing employers (Training Agents) in Washington State to train their employees and create a highly skilled workforce. Read how these companies have benefited from AJAC’s apprenticeship program.
“The Machinist Apprenticeship program is not only our preferred choice, but our only path to developing a skilled workforce.”
“The apprenticeship program has provided a robust education for our apprentices, and gives our company much more well-rounded employees, capable of filling any void that comes up…It’s a real solid path to better pay.”
“In addition to the hands-on learning…the program includes classroom work in subjects like trigonometry, metallurgy and technology…Everyone at the Lighthouse appreciates AJAC’s full and enthusiastic support of accomodations for learning of people who are visually impaired or blind.”
“With AJAC’s invaluable help, this apprenticeship program is giving us the ability to maintain a structured, on-the-job training program. This will create a well-rounded journeyman machinist. Our industry is in dire need of a program like this. The structure offers our company the opportunity to train our apprentices, utilizing our people’s extensive knowledge and experience, which cannot be offered at the school level. As a result, I believe, we will end up with very good, loyal, journeyman-level employees. This program can take someone with basic skills, and turn him or her into an invaluable employee and a vital asset to our company. As we expand and grow as a company, this program should also help us attract better qualified entry level candidates.”
“In this industry it’s difficult to find skilled machinists, so we chose AJAC. Their program is an aid to transition ambitious employees into journey-level machinists. AJAC’s program will increase the skill level of our employees and teach them a variety of technologies they do not have access to at Umbra, such as Waterjet and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM). Another advantage to AJAC’s program is their skilled instructors who teach a series of classes.”
“It has been a challenge for us to get young people coming out of school interested in a manufacturing career…We are happy to now offer a path for young people to get the training needed through our partnership with AJAC.”