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Apprenticeships in manufacturing. Are you good with your hands?

Are you good with technology? Are you patient, persistent, and precise?

If so, an apprenticeship in manufacturing might be perfect for you.

A recent study found that 80% of America’s manufacturing companies are facing a shortage of skilled labor. They need skilled workers who are comfortable using high-tech tools to work with wood, metal, electronics, lasers, plastics, composites, and more.

Could that be you? Here’s how to learn more.

The Dream It Do It Washington site will help you explore careers in manufacturing, watch videos of manufacturing jobs, and find apprenticeships.

You can even get an apprenticeship at The Boeing Company.

There are also many manufacturing programs at community and technical colleges around Washington State:

Bellingham Technical College Center of Excellence for Process Technology

Centralia College Center of Excellence for Clean Energy

Edmonds & Everett Community Colleges’ Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing

AJAC - Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

South Seattle Community College’s Georgetown Campus Apprenticeship & Education Center


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Did you know that manufacturing has gone high tech? Manufacturing apprenticeships give you the chance to work with cutting edge technologies and tools.

Advanced manufacturing techniques are the wave of the future – and there are lots of opportunities. Are you interested in working with laser technology to create cell phones? Or working with composites and plastics to manufacture snowboards? With an apprenticeship in manufacturing, if you can imagine it… you can create it!

The Boeing Company offers apprenticeships for machinists and aircraft workers. Interested in learning to build an airplane? Boeing apprentices do that, while they take classes in Shop Theory, Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Compound Angles, Physics), Metallurgy, and Programming. Talk about a job that really takes you to the sky!

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