On June 27, 2018, 67 newly registered Youth Apprentices signed their letter of agreement signifying a commitment to work in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s (AJAC) Production Technician Youth Apprenticeship program. These 67 Youth Apprentices are employed across 30+ manufacturers and nine counties in Washington State.
One year ago we had a total of 14 High School Students signing up for Youth Apprenticeships in the State of WA. This year we have 67. This is a huge success, made possible by the hard work of the AJAC team and many individuals at schools, business and government not to forget our Governor Jay Inslee.
Sea-lect Plastics youth apprenticeships are important vehicles to satisfying, well-compensated careers for individuals, as well as essential to developing the workforce skills manufacturers require. Sea-lect Plastics believes that apprenticeships do not foreclose options, they expand them. Currently, 40% of Sea-Lect Plastics employees are enrolled in four different apprenticeship programs.