From Seattle to Spokane, the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is committed to the development, implementation, and maintenance of thriving apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs for the purpose of creating the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing workers in Washington State. Find out who AJAC is, where our aerospace apprenticeship programs are located in Washington State, why apprenticeship works and how you can launch your career as an AJAC apprentice

About AJAC’s Apprenticeship Programs

AJAC serves a variety of industries in Washington State for apprenticeship training including: food processing, packaging and assembly, aerospace, maritime manufacturing, biomedical, defense, and space. Within these industries, AJAC has developed the following registered apprenticeship programs:


COVID-19 Relief for Kent Manufacturers & Residents

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Kent Valley Economic DevelopmentCity of KentPort of Seattle, and Green River College have partnered to support Kent manufacturers and their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Manufacturing Employee Retention Program (MERP).

Eligible manufacturers can receive up to $2,200 per employee in wage reimbursement through October 31, 2020. Each company can receive funding for 10 or less employees.

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With AJAC’s Washington State aerospace and advanced manufacturing training apprenticeship program, you can build your workforce with highly skilled tradespeople in three ways:

Students and potential apprentices

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Find out if you have the skills to become an aerospace and advanced manufacturing apprentice and how to get started with AJAC.

Current apprentices

Find the resources you need for logging and tracking your apprenticeship hours through the Apprentice Tracking System.

Registered Training Agents

(AJAC Participating Employers) – Review and approve your apprentices’ hours through the Apprentice Tracking System.

AJAC Standards of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship program standards govern how an apprenticeship works and have specific requirements. View AJAC’s Standards of Apprenticeship.