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Manufacturing month 2020

Celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers

Manufacturing Month highlights modern manufacturing – a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities.



Manufacturing Facility
Fri., Oct. 2, 2020 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Manufacturing Career Panel

Panelists will include representatives from aerospace, space, and marine manufacturing.

  • Moderator Emily Wittman - President & CEO, Aerospace Futures Alliance
  • Ann Avary - COE Director for the Maritime Center
  • Kirk Davis - Executive Director, CAMPS
  • Ed Lowney - Director of Operations – Lynnwood, Crane Aerospace & Electronics
  • Allen Gipson - Vice President – Corporate Planning, Jamco America
  • Rosemary Brester - President & CEO of Hobart Machined Products, Inc.

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WATR Center student working
Tues., Oct. 6, 2020 | 10-11:30 a.m.

The Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center

Do you need a new, rewarding, and high-wage career ASAP? The Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center is industry focused and responsive to workforce needs. They are committed to providing innovative and relevant programs of study for present and future aerospace workers that meet the demands of the fast-paced aerospace industry.


The WATR Center offers five unique short-term aerospace certificates of certification, preparing students for their new career in JUST 12 WEEKS.


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Student working with CNC cutter
Wed., Oct. 7, 2020 | 10-11:30 a.m.

The Facility Makerspace

The Facility Makerspace offers our local community direct access to an 11,000sf Engineering Technology Shop with $2,000,000 of high tech equipment. Interested in CNC technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers? Maybe you prefer more hands-on fabrication equipment in our metal shop, wood shop, and composites lab. From design thinking classes to equipment orientations you can get moving in just 2 hours. Welcome to your innovation sandbox with the tools, training, and community you need to turn your thoughts into things. 


  • Makerspace Virtual Tour
  • Q&A Presentation

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BTC students working on drones in a lab
Thurs., Oct. 8, 2020 | 10-11:30 a.m.

The Business Training Center (BTC)

The Business Training Center of Edmonds College provides students with specific job skills training, as well as high-level, quality education for businesses, organizations, and individuals looking for training tailored to their particular interests or profession.


The BTC’s Advanced Aerospace Training courses provide students with practical high-tech skills needed for the current and future manufacturing environment. Their goal is the most literal application of principles through the integration of 3d design, electronics, automation, and material science.


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Woman using a drill press
Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Educational Pathways in Manufacturing Fair

Do you love to work with your hands? Crave an innovative environment? Take pride in working towards a tangible goal? A career in manufacturing could be right for you.


Learn how to get your new career started at the Educational Pathways to Manufacturing Fair.


There are many options for getting into the manufacturing industry. If you want to get your career started right away, or want to expand your already existing skill set, a short-term training program could be for you. Two-year and four-year degrees are available from various institutions, or you could even find a company with an apprenticeship program and train right on the shop floor.


Find out which educational pathway is right for you by speaking one-on-one with representatives from training centers, educational institutes, and apprenticeship programs across the Puget Sound area. This event is in partnership with WorkSource Washington and the Washington State Employment Security department


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Thurs., Oct. 22, 2020 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Manufacturing Career Event

Join us for a job fair featuring manufacturing businesses and organizations from across Washington state and speak one-on-one with the representatives to learn more about career opportunities in manufacturing. 


This event is in partnership with WorkSource Washington and the Washington State Employment Security department.


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Last Updated: 10/20/20