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Manufacturing Academy

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Launch your career path in advanced manufacturing!

AJAC’s Manufacturing Academy builds foundational career pathways into aerospace and advanced manufacturing employment and apprenticeship opportunities. This pre-apprenticeship program helps to develop a person’s manufacturing skills and offers industry-focused certification.

What you get

Industry related certifications: OSHA-10, Lean Manufacturing, CPR & 1st Aid

Classes available online or in-person

Earn college credit toward advanced manufacturing

Access to a Career Navigator

You may qualify to get paid while you train

A Manufacturing Academy student practicing in the workshop

Open the door to thousands of living-wage jobs

AJAC, in partnership with WorkSource Pierce, offers a career technical education program that will teach essential skills and place graduates on the path to join the Advanced Manufacturing industry as entry-level apprentices.

The Manufacturing Academy program will prepare you for the thousands of open, living-wage positions across Washington State in assembly, production, processing, machine automation, machine operations, and maintenance.

Program Requirements

  • GED or High School diploma
  • English as Second Language (ESL)/English Language Level (ELL) level 3 or higher
  • Complete all application paperwork
  • Ability to attend class

What you'll learn

Lean Manufacturing

Blueprint Reading

Intro to Manufacturing

Precision Measuring

Tours of local advanced manufacturing companies

Upcoming Manufacturing Academy sessions

Each session spans ten weeks and is available both online and in-person, giving you the flexibility to learn according to what works best for you.

April 4 – July 14

In Person (Kent) | Mon – Thu, 8 am – 1 pm

April 4 – July 14

Virtual | Mon – Fri, 8 am – 12 pm

July 6 – September 13

In Person (Bates Technical College) | Mon – Thu, 8 am – 1 pm

Attend an information session

Join us at one of our online information sessions to learn more about the program and its benefits. Information sessions are available on the following dates:

AJAC Manufacturing Academy Information Session

Zoom online meeting Please see Event Details for instructions on how to register.

Contact Name: Michael BuchananContact Email: michaelbuchanan@careerteam.comWorkshop Language Option: EnglishAdditional Information: Please go to WorkSourceWA.com and create your account prior to attending this workshop.Our manufacturing information session is on Monday, June...

Get in touch with us for more information

Contact us!

Use this form to contact us for enrollment information or any questions you have about AJAC’s Manufacturing Academy.

Loren Stow

(253) 238-0551

A partnership of
WorkForce Central, WorkSource Pierce, Career TEAM, Manufacturing Academy, AJAC