College-trained apprentices at Orion Aerospace and JWD Machine, Inc., in the Seattle area
Orion Aerospace and JWD Machine, Inc., small manufacturers in the greater Seattle area, both participate in Aerospace Joint Apprentice Committee program to meet the aerospace industry's growing demand for skilled workers. The program partners with community colleges around the state to combine on-the-job and classroom training. The industry is grappling with the impending retirements of almost half its engineers and technicians. A growing number of apprenticeships into high paying, high demand trades now come with college credits as employers place greater value on bringing on board skilled workers who have the extra dimension that a college education brings.
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