AEROSPACE
JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

AEROSPACE & ADVANCED MANUFACTURING APPRENTICESHIPS

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:

AJAC NEWS

#MFGDay20 | A Small Town Youth Apprentice

Meet Noah Retallic, a 17 year-old Automation Technician Youth Apprentice through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC).

Noah enrolled in the Youth Apprenticeship in Spring 2020 and immediately began his on-the-job training (OJT) at Ephrata Machinery in Ephrata, Washington—a rural community in Eastern Washington. This fall, Noah will begin his apprenticeship classes through Columbia Basin Tech (credited via Big Bend Community College) while continuing his 2,000 hours of OJT.

Ephrata Machinery invited AJAC to their machine to tell Noah’s story on how he became involved in manufacturing and his desire to grow within the industry.

Watch The Video Here

Employers

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

Learn about:

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.