Air Washington is a consortium of eleven community and technical colleges and one apprenticeship training program in Washington state linked together to train the most skilled aerospace workforce in the world. The three-year goal of this initiative, with Spokane Community College as the lead institution, is to prepare 2,615 individuals to enter Washington State’s aerospace workforce and secure Washington as the world leader in aerospace training and education.
The Air Washington project is a $20 million grant, 100% funded by the US Department of Labor, to expand and improve our ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program and prepare program participants for employment in high-wage, high-skilled occupations in the aerospace industry.
With the dynamic support of aerospace and manufacturing industries, the Air Washington program is providing statewide curriculum development and training in five aerospace career areas; Airframe and Powerplant, Composites and Advanced Manufacturing, Aircraft Assembly, Electronics /Avionics and AS9100 industry certification. The Air Washington effort will help meet the workforce needs of Washington’s vibrant and growing aerospace industry.
Air Washington is advised by an Executive Advisory Board whose members come from educational, state, industry, labor, and aviation administration entities. The Advisory Board provides advocacy, equipment recommendations, curriculum recommendations and support for quality, highly-skilled aerospace and advanced manufacturing training programs. Additional information may be found at www.a2m2.net/air-washington. Air Washington works in collaboration with the Washington Aerospace & Advanced Materials Manufacturing Workforce Pipeline Committee.
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