MI community support and education programs

At MI, we are committed to using our time and resources to support our employees and their families. MI has a goal to enrich the communities in which we live and work, and help prepare current and future workers to compete in the global aerospace and manufacturing industries.

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Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC).

MI leads this governing group that represents a broad cross-section of the local community interested in workforce development issues. The WDCSC invests government and private funds to increase the global competitiveness and prosperity of local businesses and workforce, fill current and emerging jobs, and provide full employment in the Puget Sound area.

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Manufacturing Industrial Council (MIC) of Seattle

MIC is an advocate group committed to retaining and supporting Seattle’s industrial business community. Their Workforce-Education Initiatives are designed to engage more people at a younger age in career paths for industrial professions through work-based learning experiences linked to education and training programs. MI is currently part of the steering committee for an initiative to set up machine and metal shops and training at Rainier Beach High School. The group is also working to expand the program to more school districts in the area.

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Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)

Washington State Aerospace Apprenticeship Partner The shortage of skilled workers in the aerospace industry is becoming critical as more and more workers retire. To address this issue, the State of Washington is providing funds to develop on-the-job training in the form of aerospace apprenticeship programs throughout the state. Currently 10 MI employees are involved in the apprenticeship training program at South Seattle Community College.

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American Welding Society (AWS)

American Welding Society (AWS) The AWS organization supports education and technology development in the areas of welding and related joining disciplines. In Washington, MI welding experts provide training and occupational advising at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, South Seattle Community College, Everett Community College and Bellevue School District. For the fifth year, MI has sponsored a bridge design and building competition for Seattle University engineering students and has supported a number of FIRST® robotic high school teams.

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Washington STEM

Washington STEM Our economy and future depend on the ability of Washington students to create, design, innovate and think critically to solve complex problems. That’s why MI supports Washington STEM, which is addressing this challenge by advancing a shared vision of excellence, equity, and innovation science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education – areas critical to our state’s prosperity. As part of the this work, MI hosts teachers in a real-world business environment, so they better understand the needs of the employment community and how to shape their course materials to address those needs.