Washington Corrections Center for Women learns precision measuring during apprenticeship

Washington Corrections Center for Women

Manufacturing Academy

Connecting Justice-Involved Women 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.

Eight women who were eligible for release within the next 12 months were selected by WCCW staff to participate in a 15-week virtual training focused on preparing students for entry-level advanced manufacturing employment and developing students’ shop math, safety, blueprint reading, and precision measuring skills.

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 Job Search Club activities after completing the Manufacturing Academy program.

The Job Search Club is designed to bridge the gap between AJAC preparatory programs and apprenticeship opportunities.

AJAC plans to offer at least 2 Manufacturing Academy cohorts per year in partnership with DOC for WCCW participants.

Job Search Club
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.