Washington’s first youth apprentices graduate

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The state is expanding the program to create more registered apprenticeships for 16-and 17-year-olds.

Last April, 17 high school students became the first to participate in Washington’s registered Youth Apprenticeship program.

One year later, the program to help high school students develop career-ready skills in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries has its first two graduates: Tacoma residents Seth Hamilton and Sean Colyer.

They will continue at American Structures & Design in Pacific as adult apprentices. Both grads of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee youth program say the opportunity to start their job training in high school gave them a head start on earning a journey-level certification and on a good-paying career.

Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office