Industrial Manufacturing Technician (High School Graduate)
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AJAC’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship is a 3,000 hour, short-term program designed for high school graduates (18 years of age and older) to develop career-ready skills in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries. This apprenticeship program combines paid on-the-job training at an AJAC employer and college-level classroom instruction which can lead to a nationally-recognized journey-level card and short-term college certificate.
The Industrial Manufacturing Technician’s (IMT) operates production equipment, as well as assembles applicable components. Manufacturing technicians must closely follow guidelines, blueprints, and/or diagrams of the products being manufactured; this is important to ensure that all the necessary product specifications are met and comply with the company’s standards.
Where Will I Work and How Much Will I Earn:
AJAC has partnered with over 200 advanced manufacturers to provide supervised and structured on-the-job training. IMT apprentices can only work for companies that have agreed to hire them. Apprentices will work full-time and take college-level class one night a week. Pay will vary by employer and number of hours worked.
Where Are Classes Held:
Classes will be held one night a week, either at a partnering community or technical college. During this time, apprentices will learn the theory behind the art of advanced manufacturing from the industry’s top instructors.
To launch your career as an Industrial Manufacturing Technician, you will need to meet the minimum qualifications:
- You must be a recent high school graduate (18 years of age and older)
- Completed and passed Algebra Level 1
- Must have transportation to and from work site
- Social security card or green card
- Picture identification (Driver's License)
Prior to the start of each cohort, AJAC will help potential IMT apprentices with coordinated interviews. Employment and enrollment in this program is solely determined by the hiring employer.
Cost of Program:
93% of the program is paid on-the-job training (no cost). 7% of the program is classroom instruction. During classroom instruction, some apprentices may have to pay for tuition and/or textbooks, which varies depending on the hiring employer's textbook and tuition reimbursement policy. Tuition for apprentices is 50% off
What Does it Take to Succeed:
You should be detail-oriented, a problem-solver and capable of working independently and as part of a team. You should also have a good work ethic, basic math skills and an interest in working with your hands.
Will I Earn College Credits:
Yes! All IMT apprentices will earn college credits from a local community or technical college.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT:
- Personal Essay (Download Personal Essay Template Here)
- Official High School Transcript
There is an area after you apply to upload these documents. For your high school transcript and personal essay, please utilize the general document upload portal.