The Pacific Northwest Machinist Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is a multi-employer, competency-based apprenticeship program focused on developing highly skilled machinists in our region's manufacturing industry.
Apprentices are provided structured on-the-job training under the guidance and supervision of a journey-level machinist, as well as related education at local community colleges or online learning platforms. As apprentices progress through the program, either by completing on-the-job hours in certain core work areas and/or by earning industry-driven NIMS credentials, apprentices are guaranteed learning opportunities and higher wages. While the program is set up to be completed in 3 years, an apprentice can complete it in as little as 1 year depending on their aptitude, attitude, and ambitions.
WHAT DOES AN APPRENTICE LEARN?
CNC Programming and Operations, Precision Turning and Milling, Drilling, Grinding, Benchwork, Layout, Part Inspection, and Process Planning, Control, and Improvement