Why Should I Consider a Manufacturing Apprenticeship?

Apply your Military Skills towards a Career in Washington State’s Number One Industry

  • The skills acquired during service in the armed forces can be applied to the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries including problem solving, attention to detail and leadership
  • Train to earn your nationally-recognized certificate as a machinist, tool and die maker, industrial maintenance technician, precision metal fabricator or plastic process technician

Earn While You Learn

  • Use apprenticeship to train for your next career
  • Attend community/technical college and gain college credit towards your associate degree
  • Receive a nationally-recognized journey-level certificate

Use your VA (Post-9/11 GI Bill) Benefits for Apprenticeship
Before They Expire!
In Addition to Your Salary, Earn up to:

  • $2,748.00** per month for the first six months of training (100% of your applicable MHA)
  • $2,198.00 per month for the second six months (80% of your applicable MHA)
  • $1,649.00 per month for the third six months (60% of your applicable MHA)
  • $1,099.00 per month for the fourth six months (40% of your applicable MHA)

Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will also receive up to $83 per month for books and supplies. To calculate your estimated benefits, please visit the GI Bill Comparison Tool via the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Example of Wage Progression with Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Based on Seattle’s Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)*

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**This is the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rate for Seattle as of 4/22/2021. Rates vary depending on location, dependants and military grade. AJAC’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) who ensures that apprenticeship programs meet minimum quality standards and comply with all federal and state laws and regulations. GI Bill will vary depending on years served, length of service and type of service. All individuals will need to verify through the VA to ensure the type of eligibility. Source.

Additional Resource: Understanding On-The-Job Training & Apprenticeship Approval 

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.