June 27, 2014
The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) hosted a graduation ceremony on June 27 at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to celebrate AJAC’s 21 graduating machinist (aircraft-oriented) apprentices.
The graduates were awarded a nationally recognized journey-level certificate for completing AJAC’s four-year apprenticeship program. These new journey-level professionals are employed at 10 aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies in Washington, including Damar AeroSystems, Orion Industries, The Lighthouse for the Blind Inc., and Umbra Cuscinetti, which participate in AJAC’s apprenticeship program as registered training agents.
The apprentices successfully performed 8,000 hours of supervised on-the-job training and completed college-level classes at a community or technical college to learn the theory and practical application behind their training. The graduates earned 60 college credits, which they can apply towards a two-year degree that may articulate into a four-year degree.