Factory Friday: AJAC Apprenticeship with Tool Gauge July 15

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Join AJAC, PNAA, and Tool Gauge to learn about workforce training solutions including registered apprenticeship programs for advanced manufacturing. During this event, you will hear from Jim Lee, General Manager from Tool Gauge and Lynn Strickland, Executive Director from AJAC. Jim and Lynn will be joined by three current and former AJAC apprentices who completed their training at Tool Gauge.

This event will include engaging conversations about the benefits of apprenticeships to employers and their employees, as well as guidance for how advanced manufacturing companies can start and implement AJAC’s apprenticeship programs at little to no-cost. AJAC uses a variety of training models capturing the fundamental skills required across many industries to match your employment needs from Entry-Level through highly skilled Journey-Level workers. With advancements in machinery and automation, we address the needs across assembly, production, processing, machine automation, machine operations and maintenance; from raw materials whether they are grown or mined, to finished goods.


AJAC launched in 2008 with an investment from Washington State to skill-up the aerospace and advanced manufacturing workforce through registered apprenticeship. As Washington’s largest non-profit advanced manufacturing training organization, AJAC developed and implemented 13 high-growth, in-demand apprenticeship occupations to serve a variety of demographics, industries, and companies across the state. AJAC serves approximately 400 apprentices per year at close to 300 companies, partnering with 12 community colleges to ensure that all apprentices are receiving college credits while working towards a journey-level certificate.

In addition to AJAC’s adult apprenticeship program, AJAC also operates a registered pre-apprenticeship program called the Manufacturing Academy available to all residents in Washington State. In 2017, AJAC began offering registered apprenticeship programs for high school students (Youth Apprenticeship), and currently partners with 15 school districts across Washington State to create opportunities for youth apprentices to finish high school, start their postsecondary education at little-to-no cost, complete paid work experience alongside a mentor, and start along a path that broadens their options for the future.

Event Information

Event Date Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 pm PT
Event End Date Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 pm PT
Cut off date Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:45 pm PT
Cost Free
Location Virtual

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