New Lost-Cost, Short-Term Trainings From AJAC

AJAC is excited to announce this July we will offer three consecutive short-term trainings at our Advanced Manufacturing Prep Training Center in Kent, Washington.

     

These training’s are designed for current manufacturers to grow and expand their skill set in a variety of key areas utilizing curriculum developed by AJAC’s subject matter experts and delivered by industry professionals.

Our Schedule of Trainings:

Each training will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. AJAC’s apprenticeship employers will receive a discount for each student enrolled.

For more information, please visit our Advanced Manufacturing Prep Website.

AJAC hosted two Youth Apprenticeship Webinars to better connect students, parents, and counselors with our next cohorts kicking off Summer 2020.

During the webinars we discuss the following: program benefits, on-the-job training, related supplemental instruction, updated timelines, expectations, the hiring process, and how to apply.

Below you will find our Automation Technician and Production Technician webinars. If you have any questions you can visit our Youth Apprenticeship web page or contact us directly.


Automation Technician Webinar

Recorded on May 12, 2020


Production Technician Webinar

Recorded on May 14, 2020

Nathan Hall, a Tool & Die Maker Apprentice at SEA-LECT Plastics in Everett, Washington was tasked to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by creating a custom injection molded face mask for front-line healthcare workers in Washington State.

The face mask, or commonly known as the Montana Mask, was a collaborative project between different manufactures who came together and leveraged their individual manufacturing capabilities to mass produce face masks.

Nathan, who is in his fourth year of the apprenticeship, worked with his mentor Rob and engineering department to create a custom mold for two different sized face masks in one week. A challenge that Nathan took head on.

To purchase a Montana Mask, please visit: https://sealectplastics.com/montana-mask/.

Meet LaDante Weems—a formerly incarcerated youth and now graduate of the AJAC Juvenile Rehabilitation Manufacturing Academy program—tells his story on becoming a full-time employee at Tech Marine. We at AJAC are so proud of how far LaDante has come since his incarnation and wish him nothing but continued success in his future.

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) recently partnered with the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) on a multi-state effort to encourage more women to enter into technical apprenticeship programs. WRTP was recently awarded a federal Department of Labor grant to support the Raise Women’s Success in Apprenticeships (RWSA) network of multiple non-profits, Workforce Investment Boards, employers, and unions from the West Coast and Great Lakes regions who are building capacity to better engage women in apprenticeship pathways and help them succeed.

 

Ebonee Heller, the winner of 2019 Tradeswoman of the Year, graduated the AJAC apprenticeship in June.

 

The program will provide services and inform potential apprentices in multiple big market cities, such as Oakland, Seattle, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, and Detroit.

Washington State has 7,972 active apprentices, but of these only 1,654 are women, a notable 10% (data which also includes women-dominant occupations such as cosmetology). The formation of the group will allow women to gain access to opportunities in various male-dominant occupations, such as manufacturing, energy, IT and transportation.

RWSA seeks to build a learning network committed to sharing best practices that not only help recruit more women into apprenticeship pathways, but more effectively leverage available public resources that can help women succeed, such as provisionary training, tutoring, and connections to supportive services such as childcare and transportation. This support system will be invaluable to women as they prepare to enter fields where they have not historically been represented.

The systemic change anticipated to result from the partnership is planned to be transformational. RWSA will bring together networks that normally work separately but with similar goals: meeting workforce needs and helping underrepresented and low-income peoples gain access to better careers.

Learn more about the new initiative through one of our partners Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP).