Meet Heather Collins, AJAC new Regional Program Manager for central Washington State. Heather comes to AJAC with a breadth of experience in program and business development including work in the K-12 education system. Get to know Heather as she helps expand apprenticeship opportunities in our rural communities.
What is your favorite part about working in the non-profit industry?
I like working for places that help other people and my community. I am excited to be creating opportunities and helping people in their career goals.
What will your new role at AJAC include?
I will be the Regional Program Manager for the Central Washington area. I am based out of Yakima, and will be making sure current apprenticeships are running smoothly and helping the team develop more apprenticeships in Central Washington down the road.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Quite a few people have told me I look a lot like Alyson Hannigan. I really enjoy her on “How I Met Your Mother,” but I don’t see the resemblance at all!
What was your dream job growing up?
When I was a kid, my family took a few trips to a fossil site and we got to dig fossils. My dream job for a while was to be an archaeologist.
If You Could Travel Anywhere In The World, Where Would It Be?
Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies, so this is a difficult question for me. Right now the places at the top of my list are Bali, Costa Rica, and Japan.