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Current Apprentices

AJAC (Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee)

This web page is dedicated to current registered AJAC apprentices as a resource to log your OJT hours, pay tuition, and understand financial aid opportunities, alumni resources, and mentorship opportunities.

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AJAC has implemented a new email address dedicated to address questions and concerns of current apprentices. Please contact our apprenticeship team with your question and we will respond shortly.

 

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Standards of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship program standards govern how an apprenticeship works and have specific requirements.

The director of the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) appoints the Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council (WSATC) to regulate apprenticeship program standards. The director appoints and deputizes an assistant director to be known as the supervisor of apprenticeship who oversees administrative functions through the apprenticeship section at the department.

Standards of Apprenticeship

Apprentice Policies & Responsibilities

Class Location(s) & Online Class Options

Classes currently take place online, in-person, or as a hybrid of both with partnering colleges, high schools, and business locations. We do our best to register you for classes that are within reasonable commuting distance of your work and home, with no guarantee that classes will be at the same location every quarter.

When it makes sense to do so, our classes will be offered online, this helps keep our class sizes full and accessible to all apprentices in the state. All apprentices should expect to have one or more classes online and should be prepared. If you need Internet access or a computer for class, please contact AJAC and we will get you the materials you need in a timely manner.

Classroom Attendance Policy

Classes will take place one night a week (typically on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) from 5:00pm–9:00pm. AJAC reserves the right to make changes to class days/times as needed. Attendance in class is mandatory. All missed classes are required to be made up one hour for every hour missed. Please refer to the Apprenticeship Standards for additional information on attendance requirements.

Course Grades

Apprentices must pass each class with a grade equivalent of at least 75%. Written notice of failed class will go to your employer. If at any time you need help with a class, please reach out so we can provide additional assistance.

Credit for Prior Experience (CPE)

To be considered, the apprentice must complete and submit to AJAC a Credit for Prior Experience Packet. To get a packet, please contact AJAC so they can walk you through the committee and application process.

Credit for Early Completion (CEC)

To be considered, the apprentice must complete and submit to AJAC a Credit for Early Completion Packet. You must have passed all past classes with an 85% or better, for the committee to review and approve any CEC. To get a packet, please contact AJAC so they can walk you through the committee and application process.

Tuition

The apprentice will be responsible for payment for their classes, subject to their employer’s tuition reimbursement policy.

Communication

AJAC staff uses email as the primary form of communication with apprentices. With emergent needs, staff will call or text the phone number you have provided on your apprentice registration form. If it changes at any time please notify AJAC so that we can update our systems.

Additional Resources

Please let us know if there are additional resources that we can provide or connect you with to assist you in being successful in class or on the job: ASL interpreter, large print, IEP, ELL, etc.

Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the mission of AJAC that the training of all served shall be without discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or as otherwise specified by law. AJAC also encourages women, minorities and veterans to apply with their employer.

Apprentice EEO Complaint

Your right to register Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints. Any Apprentice or Applicant for Apprenticeship who believes that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex has 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination to register a written complaint.