To launch an apprenticeship at your company, please contact AJAC below.
Starting a registered apprenticeship program at your company is a seamless process with the guidance of AJAC’s support staff and services. Employers interested in partnering with AJAC can learn more about our occupations, tuition for apprentices, trade rotation, and onboarding documents.
AJAC's Support Staff
AJAC’s Regional Program Managers work directly with each company to understand their workforce training needs and how they can set-up internal training procedures.
Our experts map training competencies to your shop floor–ensuring apprentices can maximize their learning potential on the job.
AJAC’s Regional Program Managers
Heather comes to AJAC with three years of experience as a teacher at a private K-12 school, and almost three years of experience in workforce development. At her last position, her experience was in business engagement, career connections, event planning, and social media management. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English as well as training in Business Services from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals and Lean Change Management. Heather has lived in different cities around South Central Washington for the last seven years and is looking forward to engaging with more communities in Central Washington.
In 2021, Heather was promoted to Manager of Business Development & Regional Services.
Erin has over ten years of non-profit experience including global healthcare, economic development, and WA State policy. She earned her degree in Communications and Public Relations from the University of San Francisco. After teaching 4th grade in an orphanage in Ghana for a year, she returned to the workforce with a continued passion in helping others. Prior to AJAC Erin was Membership & Events Manager for Washington Business Alliance. During this time Erin focused on advocating for Career and Technical Education and promoting Career Pathways for WA State trades. She joined AJAC in 2017 as a Business Developer and was promoted to Regional Program Manager in 2021. Erin primarily covers the North Sound region extending to Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
Erin served two terms (six years) as a business advocate on the WA State Rehabilitation Council, a Governor-appointed advisory board within the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation. She volunteers for the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition on the Fundraising and Advocacy Committee. Erin is a Seattle native.
Amy joined AJAC after working with the Seattle Mariners as Manager, Security for nearly seven seasons. While at the Mariners, she oversaw all aspects of the Event Security team to ensure the safety and security for 81 baseball games a year and numerous other events held at T-Mobile Park. This role included the hiring, training, scheduling and development of over 250 Event Security staff every season. Her favorite part of the job was working all the wonderful staff that helped make incredible guest experiences at the stadium,
Prior to the Seattle Mariners Amy spent over 15 years at Microsoft in the Windows and Xbox Gaming Divisions. Her time there brought lots of opportunity with different roles including Software Tester, Test Lead and finally Release Manger.
Amy is also involved with volunteer groups in her community, serving in leadership roles when needed. She is a Washington native having grown up in Puyallup and graduated from Western Washington University. In her free time she can be found playing her favorite video games, camping up at Lake Cushman or planning her next trip to Disneyland.
Jenna joined AJAC after working for State universities in a variety of positions which include department and program management. She worked closely with students along with promoting programs and helping prospective students apply for programs. She was involved in reviewing applications and evaluating student transcripts. Before this, Jenna was a City Manager where she was involved in all aspects of overseeing a local government. This includes helping residents with a variety of issues which was her favorite part of her responsibilities.
Jenna has volunteered for many years serving as the president for the high school booster club, president of the youth athletic program, and currently is the area Youth Basketball League Manager where she works with all the local coordinators to provide an opportunity for all the young athletes learn and play basketball while also learning valuable life skills. She started a non-profit organization, Northwest Children’s Association where they support youth with special needs participate in various sports.
In her free time, she enjoys running, swimming, biking, playing golf and trapshooting. Along with spending time with her family.
In Washington State, when you engage in apprenticeship, college tuition is reduced by 50%. In most cases that means AJAC, classes cost around $250-275 per quarter class.
Nearly 60% of AJAC’s employers participate in a tuition-reimbursement program to help apprentices offset the cost of tuition and textbooks.
Employers have the option to pay for their apprentice’s tuition, or reimburse their apprentice’s tuition based on parameters set forth by the hiring employer.
Donate Used Equipment
AJAC’s programs are expanding throughout Washington State. To meet these increasing demands, AJAC is seeking used machining equipment for teaching.
Our apprentices will use this equipment for hands-on learning during their apprenticeship classes. These classes take place at our partnering high school and community/technical college machine shops.