In 2012, the median age in manufacturing was nearly 45 years old, a number that is expected to rise continually over the next decade. An influx of young talent into the industry will undoubtedly offset the widening gap between baby boomers and millennials.
AJAC’s Training Agent, the Work Force Development Center, partners with 36 Snohomish, North King, and Island County high schools to provide structured on-the-job training for Washington State’s booming aerospace industry. Over the last 23 years, trainee’s at the center earn high school credits while preparing their skill set for a rewarding career in aerospace and advanced manufacturing.
AJAC recently sat down with two current employees – one apprentice and one recent high school graduate – to share their story on how manufacturing has bettered their lives while obtaining job-ready skills. Learn more about the Work Force Development Center here. Watch the short-film here: https://youtu.be/iyRG0B2GOKg