To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2020, AJAC sat down with former machinist graduate, Evan Thomas, for a candid interview about his apprenticeship experience. Our 24-minute conversation covered a wide variety of topics including his start in manufacturing, why he chose the apprenticeship pathway, and how he is paying forward the knowledge he received from industry mentors.
Evan graduated AJAC’s machinist program in 2017 and is currently a Career and Technical Education Teacher at the Pierce County Skills Center. In Evan’s new role, he teaches high school juniors and seniors precision machining and fabrication.
About National Apprenticeship Week:
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a nationwide celebration that brings together business leaders, career seekers, labor, educational institutions, and other critical partners to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also provides apprenticeship sponsors with the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long celebration highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.