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Exciting Announcement: ACAT is back!

For those that were a part of the Aerospace Curriculum Alignment Team (ACAT) and have missed it, it’s back. Click here to view information about ACAT and the upcoming Advisory Board meeting on October 2 at Sno-Isle Skills...

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Report: Governor’s Aerospace Summit, September 2017

By Jennifer Ferrero, APR The Lynnwood Convention Center was the site for the annual Governor’s Aerospace Summit for AFA this year. Governor Jay Inslee was in attendance and gave a moving talk about the need for short term certifications, and educational alternatives that will drive more people to aerospace careers. He said that there are currently 253,000 jobs in Washington’s aerospace sector – a $76 billion sector of our economy. Aerospace also makes up almost half of our state’s exports at 49%. The Governor is committed to growth in the aerospace sector and is working on initiatives to continue...

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Boeing and Core Plus

Big Picture Perspective Boeing’s Ray Conner calls for ramped up training for careers in manufacturing Speaking to educators, continued effort needed for workforce training By Jennifer Ferrero, APR, CC This August, Ray Conner, vice chairman of The Boeing Company and member of the Boeing Executive Council spoke at the annual conference for the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (WA-ACTE) in Spokane. Ray Conner of Boeing and Mary Kaye Bredeson of the Center of Excellence at the WA Association of Career and Technical Education Conference in Spokane, August 2017 The theme of Conner’s speech was on fostering success,...

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Out of the Box Manufacturing, Sharing a business and life

Out of the Box Manufacturing Contact Information Out of the Box Manufacturing 1600 SW 43rd St, Ste 200 Renton, WA 98057 Office: 253- 214-7448 Fax: 253-336-6080 https://obmfg.com/ By Jennifer Ferrero, APR, CC Do you find it tough to break away for a vacation? Imagine owning a busy manufacturing company with your spouse. Allison and Chad Budvarson, owners of Out of the Box Manufacturing in Renton, WA, are taking their first week-long vacation together since their honeymoon, nine years ago. They co-own and operate a circuit board manufacturing company, have three young children together, and 38 employees. Allison is the...

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