Each quarter, AJAC’s Regional Program Managers work directly with our partnering employers to identify new apprentices for any of our 15 apprenticeship programs. These apprentices are hand-selected by their company to participate in apprenticeship–providing them with a unique opportunity to receive 1:1 mentorship, wage progressions, networking opportunities with other apprentices, and college accredited classroom instruction.
Through the expansion of our program offerings, including CNC Programmer and Operations Specialist, AJAC saw the single greatest enrollment of new apprentices for any quarter since our organization started.
We’re proud to announce more women signed up for AJAC’s apprenticeship programs than any quarter since 2008! Nationally, women make up 30% of the manufacturing workforce and nearly 14% of active apprentices. This Fall, over 20 women sign up to launch their apprenticeship journey with us making up over 20% of new fall enrollments.