Manufacturing Career Pathways

Economic Advancement

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College and career navigation, job placement assistance, mentorship, and support services to help women get jobs in manufacturing and other non-traditional industries, including construction and IT.

Did you know? Women make up less than one-third of the current manufacturing workforce, one-quarter of IT workers, and only 3% of construction jobs. 

Manufacturing Career Pathways for Women is designed to offer vocational training and support to help women launch a successful career in these professions. Services offered by this program include:

  • College and career navigation 
  • Job placement and readiness assistance 
  • Mentorship and support services 

This program works directly with colleges and employers throughout King County to provide participants with educational tours and industry connections. Training is offered for a variety of positions, such as: 

  • Welding fabrication 
  • Automotive technology 
  • Aviation electronics 
  • Construction trades 
  • Web development 

Community partners for this program include: Seattle Colleges, Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW), Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), and Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). 

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Job Training

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