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Find Employees through the Manufacturing Academy

Need Skilled and Qualified Employees to Fill your Entry-level Positions?

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) partners with Workforce Development Centers, local manufacturing and aerospace employers, as well as community and technical colleges in Washington State to develop and implement the Manufacturing Academy. This 10-week, workforce recruitment and pre-apprenticeship training program taught by industry professionals, prepares workers for entry-level advanced manufacturing careers. Skills taught include, but are not limited to, soft-skills, math for manufacturing, assembly, blueprint reading, metal fabrication and composites, with certification in forklift, flagger, OSHA and LEAN processes. The Manufacturing Academy is a unique opportunity that directly connects students with employers like you to provide students with the skills, knowledge, competencies and certifications necessary to be a valued asset to your company.

The Manufacturing Academy is approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) for the use of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

Employers who participate in the Manufacturing Academy receive the following benefits:

  • Employer driven curriculum
  • Employer panels who interview and select students
  • Direct connection to AJAC’s apprenticeship program
  • Opportunities to employ competent, efficient and skilled employees
  • Lower cost-per-hire and increased employee retention
  • Exclusive access to highly-qualified, reliable and dedicated entry-level employees


Manufacturing Academy training currently runs in Seattle, Kent and Tacoma, Washington. If you would like to become a Manufacturing Academy employer in these areas or are interested in bringing the Manufacturing Academy to your area, please contact AJAC at 206-764-7940 or

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. WorkForce Central and WorkSource are equal opportunity employers and providers of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Language services for clients are provided free of charge. WA Relay Services: 1-800-833-6384.