Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Careers
Welcome to EvCC's new Division of Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing Careers.
EvCC works closely with industry to create short-term training certificates to train individuals with the technical skills needed to go from little or no experience in manufacturing to working for companies in a high- demand skill in 12 weeks or less. Longer-term programs prepare students with more advanced training and provide a pathway toward a two-year degree at EvCC or a four-year degree through the University Center of North Puget Sound. Employers can recruit graduates directly out of EvCC classes or through the college’s Job Center.
To create the Aerospace Solutions Group, EvCC invested in a new associate dean position and selected EvCC’s Sheila Dunn to lead a new Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Careers department. The college expects to create efficiencies and build capacity for aerospace programs by re-aligning, organizing and focusing programs into a single division. EvCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education Center, located near Boeing’s Everett plant, will be the home of the group.
EvCC has offered training for aerospace careers for more than 40 years and works closely with Snohomish County aerospace suppliers to design programs to address their workforce needs. EvCC also has strong partnerships with the Boeing Company. In the past six months, EvCC was awarded nearly $4 million dollars in grants to support aerospace and advanced manufacturing training. Aerospace training at the college in both credit and non-credit programs has grown considerably over the past year in response to the shortage of employees with the skills needed to help design and build the current and future generation of airplanes, parts, and equipment.
Employers interested in learning more about the Aerospace Solutions Group should contact EvCC’s Aerospace Industry Liaison, John Bonner. Bonner leads the Aerospace Solutions Group and also serves as the Executive Director of EvCC's Corporate & Continuing Education Center.
The new division will connect regional aerospace and manufacturing companies with workforce development and training solutions provided by the college. “We will grow educational offerings to meet employer needs, develop more productive partnerships with industry and create seamless educational pathways that lead to employment for our students,” EvCC President David Beyer said.
The Aerospace Solutions Group leverages the expertise of several programs, including EvCC's Aviation Maintenance Technician School, the Corporate & Continuing Education Center, and professional-technical programs in Welding, Machining, Composites, and Industrial Design among others. Aerospace Solutions Group provides employers with one-stop access to high-demand job training, professional continuing education, corporate training, curriculum design, certificates, degrees and apprenticeship opportunities. Information about aerospace education at EvCC is available online.
New programs under development include short-term certificates in precision machining, composites, fiber optics, quality assurance, networking, and manufacturing essentials.
Select one of the following programs of study to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you here at Everett Community College. Advanced Manufacturing,CAD, Composites, Precision Machining, Welding and Fabrication. We also invite you to learn more about Air Washington, Apprenticeships or our Aviation and Aerospace programs.