Spokane Manufacturing Academy

Spokane Manufacturing Academy

Our Next Online Class Starts September 27th!

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About the Manufacturing Academy

The Manufacturing Academy (MA), developed by the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) offers a solid foundational career pathway into aerospace and advanced manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities.

This 10 week, no-cost*, recognized pre-apprenticeship program is currently offered virtually in Spokane.

AJAC operates the Manufacturing Academy at no-cost through grant funding that focuses on encouraging women, people of color, displaced workers, and low-income individuals to develop manufacturing skills and obtain living wage jobs.

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Develop Skills. Earn Certifications.

Develop skills to succeed in the industry including:

  • Math for manufacturing.
  • Blueprint reading.
  • Lean manufacturing.
  • Effective communication.
  • Resume writing.
  • Interviewing and job application assistance.
  • Training from industry professionals, while earning college credits.
  • Tour local advanced manufacturing companies (pending company approval).
  • Obtain insight about career pathways; including education and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Receive an industry-recognized certificate of completion.
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Our Next Online Class Starts September 27th!

  • Structure of Program: Online/Virtual Classroom for Fall 2022
  • Class Requirement: Reliable Internet Access, Laptop/Personal Computer, Web Camera. Ability to attend class online M-F and ESL/ELL level 3 or higher. Minimum of GED. Complete all application paperwork.
  • Orientation Date: Fall 2022 online cohort will complete orientation and paperwork online first day of class.
  • Class Start Date: Sept 27, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Length of Program: 10 Weeks (Monday – Friday)
  • Location: Online zoom classroom
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Our Next Online Class Starts September 27th!

  • Structure of Program: Online/Virtual Classroom for Fall 2022
  • Class Requirement: Reliable Internet Access, Laptop/Personal Computer, Web Camera. Ability to attend class online M-F and ESL/ELL level 3 or higher. Minimum of GED. Complete all application paperwork.
  • Orientation Date: Fall 2022 online cohort will complete orientation and paperwork online first day of class.
  • Class Start Date: Sept 27, 2022 – Dec 15, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Length of Program: 10 Weeks (Monday – Friday)
  • Location: Online zoom classroom
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Student Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Arrive on-time to class ready to learn.
  • Be respectful of the instructor and students.
  • Complete all assigned quizzes and homework.
  • Wear personal protective equipment when applicable.
  • Ask questions.
  • Experience with word processing software.
  • Access to internet and email.

Student Responsibilities & Expectations

  • Arrive on-time to class ready to learn.
  • Be respectful of the instructor and students.
  • Complete all assigned quizzes and homework.
  • Wear personal protective equipment when applicable.
  • Ask questions.
  • Experience with word processing software.
  • Access to internet and email.

A Booming Economy...

Advanced manufacturing is a major driver of Spokane’s economy, and include a range of industries such as aerospace, food processing, clean energy, and warehousing; AJAC’s training programs are designed to address talent pipeline and training challenges for each of these advanced manufacturing industries.

AJAC’s network of 300+ advanced manufacturing employers are looking for skilled and entry-level workers to fill thousands of openings.

In Spokane County, there are nearly 16,000 manufacturing workers earning on average, $58,000/year.

In Washington State, there are over 1,400 aerospace companies and 6,500 manufacturers.

Employment After Graduation

AJAC launched a new program in 2021 to help job seekers, military members, apprentices and Manufacturing Academy students with resume building, soft-skill development, and a guided job search of advanced manufacturing employment opportunities. The AJAC Career Navigation Program is designed to bridge the gap between AJAC preparatory programs and apprenticeship opportunities.

This is a free 5-session (plus a bonus session) workshop open to all job seekers, military members, apprentices and Manufacturing Academy students. If you are an adult apprentice looking for work, AJAC can work with you individually. Almost all attendees of the previous session have been interviewing or have been offered employment.

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Application Process

You can apply at any time for our next cohort. We will contact you regarding enrollment as we approach our start date.

1. Complete an online application at any time.

2. After application is processed, a navigator will contact you discuss next steps.

3. Complete mandatory orientation paperwork supplied by navigator.

4. Enroll in the Manufacturing Academy.

5. Attend class, learn and pass quizzes.

6. Earn industry certifications and certificate of completion.

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Fill out the From below to apply. Questions? Send us an email!

Getting Started with Manufacturing Academy

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Questions? Please contact us via email or 206-764-7940.


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EEO

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.