Apprenticeships and Military Options
- Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)
- Columbia Basin College Journeyman Programs
- Electrical JATC Inside Wireman Apprenticeship
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
- Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 348
- Paul Mitchell the School
- Perry Tech
- Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology
- Washington Apprenticeship Programs
From Seattle to Spokane, the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is committed to the development, implementation, and maintenance of thriving apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs for the purpose of creating the next generation of highly skilled manufacturing workers in Washington State. Find out who AJAC is, where our aerospace apprenticeship programs are located in Washington State, why apprenticeship works and how you can launch your career as an AJAC apprentice.
About AJAC’s Apprenticeship Programs
AJAC serves a variety of industries in Washington State for apprenticeship training including: food processing, packaging and assembly, aerospace, maritime manufacturing, biomedical, defense, and space. Within these industries, AJAC has developed the following registered apprenticeship programs:
- Industrial Manufacturing Technician
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
- Tool and Die Maker
- Precision Metal Fabricator
- Plastic Process Technician
- Youth Apprenticeships
Apprenticeship is a combination of technical classes and on-the-job training. Once you complete the workplace and classroom assignments, you will receive a completion certificate and be recognized as a Journeyman in your chosen industry nationwide.
Click HERE to find out more about how CBC can help get you started and on your way to becoming a Journeyman.
If you're interested in Multi-Occupational Trades Associate in Applied Science (AAS), click HERE.
The LU112-NECA Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) serves its IBEW and NECA members by providing classroom training and administration for apprenticeships in the electrical industry.
An Inside Wireman installs and maintains lighting, receptacles, motors, heating equipment, and systems found in commercial and industrial facilities. The Inside Wireman also installs conduit systems that contain power cables or control cables feeding different types of equipment.
The work of an Inside Wireman can vary from installing a Fire Alarm System or Security System in a high-rise building to installing conduit in a ditch on the outside of the building. Other work can include installation and repair of temporary power, grounding systems, services, traffic signals, and outdoor lighting, instrumentation and process control systems, energy management systems, and telephone and data systems.
For more information contact:
- (509) 783-0589
The decisions you make now will affect the rest of your life. Consider a career in the electrical construction industry: good wages, great benefits, interesting and challenging working environments and good advancement opportunities can all be yours!
The finest electricians in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) .
Apply with us for training as an electrician in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon.
- Rylan Grimes
- (509) 619-4547
Want to learn more about a career as a highly skilled construction craft laborer?
Look around. It’s happening all over the region. See all those tower cranes and all that heavy equipment? All the roads and bridges and tunnels under construction? It’s called a building boom. Those guys and gals in orange vests are skilled construction laborers and there’s never been a greater demand for them. So if you’re up for the challenge, NWLETT has a hard hat with your name on it. And we’ll train you. For free.
Click here for Apprenticeship Program information.
We need construction workers bad. So bad that we’re going to make this super easy. Check this out – while you’re taking a course, you’ll receive free housing, free meals, free training, job placement and a paycheck. That’s what our apprenticeship program offers. Still don’t believe us? Just call and we’ll prove it to you. Seriously.
No upfront skills or knowledge are required. The only thing you need to do is pick up the phone and call us. We’ll take it from there. We’ll get you enrolled in a session at our training center campus in Kingston. Did we mention that while at Kingston, your housing, your meals and all of your training is free? I think we did.
We’ll also hook you up with all the advantages of membership in a laborers’ union. Like solid wages you can support or start a family on. Tons of advancement opportunities to help you get ahead. Great health benefits. Even a retirement package, if you can believe it.
If building a cool new career in the construction community sounds good to you, contact us today by calling 800-240-9112 or by clicking right here. We’ll show you what it takes to become a part of the team, and help get you started on your way.
Local LiUNA 348 Contact:
- Kayne Segura
- (509) 420-4581
- Kati Olsen, High School Specialist
Scholarship Opportunity: Careers that Work! Each high school in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are given five (5) $1000 tuition scholarships to award to graduating students headed to one of the participating career colleges (Paul Mitchell the School in Richland is included). Contact the Career Center to be awarded a $1000 scholarship if you enroll before they're all spoken for!
Perry Technical Institute is a private, non-profit technical school located in Yakima, Washington and we offer 14-career options. Our programs range from 1-2 years in duration and includes programs in Agricultural & Diesel Equipment Technician, Automotive, Business Technology & Accounting, Medical Coding, Medical Assisting, Electrical, Construction, Precision Machining, IT & Comm. Systems, HVAC/R, Instrumentation, Welding, Plumbing Technician, and Professional Truck Driving.
Below are helpful links to visit and learn more about our school. We are currently providing teletour conference calls with a faculty and or our Admissions staff for students, in order to complete the initial step towards enrollment. Students can apply and test virtually if they determine Perry Tech’s programs are a good fit.
- Nereyda Zaragoza | Admissions Coordinator
- Perry Technical Institute | 2011 W. Washington Ave. | Yakima, WA 98903
- 509.453.0374 x5784 or 888.528.8586 (w) | 509.453.0375 (f)
Scholarship Opportunity: Careers that Work! Each high school in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington are given five (5) $1000 tuition scholarships to award to graduating students headed to one of the participating career colleges (Perry Tech is included). Contact the Career Center to be awarded a $1000 scholarship if you enroll before they're all spoken for!
Victoria's Academy is committed to train students for technical careers in Cosmetology, Barbering, Master Esthetics, Massage or as an Instructor. This includes living up to the expectations of potential employers regarding professionalism, appearance, safety and sanitation. Victoria’s expects the same standards in the school as would be expected working in any of these technical industries. We strive to maintain an environment where creativity and growth are emphasized. To achieve our goals there is a commitment from staff members and students to educate in the most professional manner. Our students and staff are encouraged to have a healthy curiosity for anticipating the rapid and progressive growth of our industry. Dream it, Learn it, Live it!
- Lisa Ashley, Campus Director
- Victoria’s Academy of Cosmetology
- 23 w 1st Ave
- Kennewick, WA 99336
- 509-586-9979 ext. 104
Come to the HHS Commons on Tuesdays beginning September 21 through January 25th (except September 28 and school holidays and closures) and meet with Army representative SGT Cerrillos. .
Check out this video to get a better understanding of what it's like to be in the Army and the benefits available:
For those students who are interested, we meet every Thursday at 4:30 pm at our office at 1220 N Columbia Center Blvd Suite L in Kennewick. It consists of general military knowledge training as well as physical fitness activities. If you would like more information, or to schedule a Zoom meeting, please contact our HHS Army Recruiter:
- Staff Sergeant Martin Cerrillos
- U.S. Army Recruiter
- (509) 508-7318
- Nathan Stout, Recruiter
- 1220 N Columbia Center Blvd, Suite M
- Kennewick, WA 99336
- Office: (509) 783-1461
- Cell: (509) 520-4972
Click HERE to learn more about the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)
- FCC(SW) Daniel W Nydegger
- Navy Talent Acquisition Pacific Northwest
- NROTC Coordinator
- (206) 450-0213
Air Force Academy: Click HERE for brochure.
“The US Air Force Academy is a 4 year, highly competitive, fully paid for, undergraduate university located in Colorado Spring, Colorado. The Academy is focused on full person development, students are helped to achieve their best academically, physically, and morally. Students have the opportunity to participate in skydiving, flying powered aircraft, flying gliders, flying drones, and operating/building real active satellites among other opportunities. After graduation, students will commission into the United States Air Force or Space Force as a Second Lieutenant. Lieutenant Polzin who will be visiting is a 2021 Graduate and is happy to answer any questions you may have about cadet life, its challenges and its benefits. Nothing is off the table! I’m excited to meet anyone interested and I will see you IN-PERSON (I know it feels odd) on 14 September during your lunch! You can learn more at www.academyadmissions.com to see if it might be a good fit for you!”
Air Force ROTC: Click HERE for brochure.
“The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is offered at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. AFROTC is a national, in-college officer training program offered at more than 1,100 different universities and cross-town schools in the United States and Puerto Rico. While students obtain their bachelor’s degree, they sign up for AFROTC classes at their university and complete the courses as electives. Once students complete the AFROTC program and graduate with their bachelor’s degree, they are automatically commissioned as officers in the United States Air Force—that’s a guaranteed job after college! In AFROTC, students will learn the principles of leadership in order to prepare them for their future careers as officers. To prepare for a career as an Air Force officer, cadets take courses that focus on the importance of effective leadership, application of leadership concepts, and the role of a military leader in today’s society. The commitment to AFROTC classes and activities while in college amounts to five hours per week. This allows students to focus on their academic studies in their major, whilst developing themselves as confident individuals and leaders. Students can learn more about our scholarships and the AFROTC program at afrotc.com. Seniors can complete our short application offering full tuition scholarships to the 1,100 colleges offering AFROTC. This year's deadline is January 13th, and I can provide more information about the process.”
- MATTHEW J POLZIN, 2d Lt, USAF
- US Air Force Academy Admissions Advisor
- USAFA HQ/RR
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
- Visit www.academyadmissions.com
Sign up for an Academy Virtual Tour today!
- TSgt Adam Wriglesworth
- Enlisted Accessions Recruiter
- Office: (509) 735-2938
- Cell: (509) 412-2289
NROTC Scholarship Marine Option:
Marine Corps Law Program:
Marine Corps Musician Enlisted Option Program:
Why Join the Marines:
HHS Recruiter, Andrew W. Stone
- Marine Corps Career Counselor
- Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station Kennewick
- RS Seattle/12th Marine Corps District
- 1220 N. Columbia Center Blvd Suite N
- Kennewick, WA 99336
- Cell: (509) 679-5618
- Office: (509) 783-1381
- Email: Andrew.email@example.com
The National Guard Postsecondary Education Grant covers 100% tuition, minus any federal funds or state grants received!
HHS Recruiter, SFC Sean Edgerly
- Recruiting and Retention NCO
- C: 509-379-4000
- 513 N Edison St Suite D, Kennewick, WA 99336