A Manufacturing Academy student learns from her AJAC instructor during class.

Correctional Industries

Manufacturing Academy

Connecting Justice-Involved Individuals to Manufacturing Careers

Washington Corrections Center for Women students learn precision measuring during apprenticeship

A Collective Partnership

In January 2021, AJAC partnered with the Washington State Department of Corrections to pilot a new Manufacturing Academy training location at the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Purdy, Washington.

Since then, AJAC and CI have grown the partnership through a Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant awarded to CI to expand Manufacturing Academy to multiple facilities including, Mission Creek, Correctional Center for Women, and Airway Heights Men’s Facilities as well as graduated reentry populations across Washington State.

Manufacturing Academy graduates work with the Career Navigator upon release to connect with employment opportunities at AJAC Training Agents.

Washington Corrections Center for Women learns shop math during apprenticeship

Soft Skill Development

Students also developed soft skills and resume writing abilities, and participated in AJAC Career Navigation Program activities after completing the Manufacturing Academy program.

The Career Navigation Program is designed to bridge the gap between AJAC preparatory programs and apprenticeship opportunities.

AJAC plans to offer at least 3-4 CI sponsored Manufacturing Academy cohorts per year for currently incarcerated adults across Washington State.

Career Navigation Program
AJAC Manufacturing Academy

Contact Us

Have a question about our Washington Corrections Center for Women Manufacturing Academy program? Send us an email!

Training of all those 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.