Success is best met through partnerships of like-minded people. At the Center of Excellence, we routinely partner on projects and through advisory groups to ensure success in aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing in Washington state.

Here are some of our partners.


Center of Excellence partners
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC)
AJAC designs, develops, and implements apprenticeship programs for multiple aerospace and manufacturing occupations. The AJAC committee is comprised of industry employers, employees, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and has equal representation from the different segments of the aerospace industry.
Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance is a non-profit organization promoting growth and success of the aerospace industry in the Northwest region of the United States. PNAA accomplishes this through:

Providing frequent networking opportunities

Promoting and conducting educational seminars

Informing members of business opportunities and industry changes

PNAA's Mission
PNAA promotes the growth of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Industry by assisting members to be globally competitive by providing education, access to business opportunities, information on emerging markets and facilitating development of key relationships.

Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance
Future of Flight
The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour offers the only opportunity to tour a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County
The Workforce Development Council is a governing group, representing a broad cross-section of the local community, interested in workforce development issues.

 Workforce development council snohomish county

Washington State Community & Technical Colleges
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is responsible for administering the Community and Technical College Act and providing leadership and coordination for Washington's public system of 34 community and technical colleges. The SBCTC is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Governor.

 WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Granite Falls High School “Shop Girls”
Students of manufacturing at Granite Falls High School, in Granite Falls, WA were challenged to create their own eco-car for a Shell Oil Company. The team consists of all girls who designed and manufactured a car and then took it to competition in Houston, TX.
 Granite Falls School District logo
Sno Isle Skills Center
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is a public school offering technical training for high school students from: Arlington, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Marysville, Monroe, Mukilteo, Skykomish, Snohomish, South Whidbey and Sultan school districts. Sno-Isle Tech currently offers nineteen courses in five different career pathways.
 Sno Isle Tech Skills Center logo
Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center
Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center (YV-TECH) began its operation in 1977 with six programs; today that number has increased to twenty-three programs. Operating as a co-op YV-TECH offers technical career programs to local high schools. YV-TECH operates under a ten-member administrative council made up of ten superintendents who are the governing body for YV-TECH.

 Yakima Valley Tech


Boeing’s Aerospace Academic Alignment Team

The Center of Excellence is working with Boeing to alignment community college curriculum to available jobs.

 Boeing Logo

Mukilteo School District



Washington Aerospace Council

Find out more about the Department of Commerce's report to the Governor February 7, 2011.