Brandon and Sara Kizer each received an advanced manufacturing grant to help pay for their education.
Materials science/composites grants of up to $5,000 for tuition and books are available to students interested in earning a degree in Materials Science Technology, a field of engineering used to develop stronger and lighter high-tech composite materials for use in jets, boats and medical devices.
Students can also receive awards to study project management if they plan to use the training in an advanced manufacturing related industry.
Call Melissa Helmenstine at 425.640.1039.
Students can use the funds to earn a degree or certificate in Precision Machining, Welding and Fabrication, Aviation Maintenance Technology or Computer Aided Design at Everett Community College or in Materials Science Technology, a field of engineering used to develop stronger and lighter high-tech composite materials for use in jets, boats and medical devices, at Edmonds Community College.
The grant is a continuation of a $1.5 million aerospace industry award given in November 2004 to Edmonds Community College and its partners (Everett Community College, the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County, the Snohomish County Economic Development Council and The Boeing Company and its suppliers) to develop training for aerospace workers.
That grant was used to develop curriculum, career ladders and online classes for advanced aerospace technicians for the Boeing 7E7 supply chain. The training models developed may also be used in the marine, bio-medical, and construction industries.
“This project’s business, education and workforce development partnership will help ensure its success in developing innovative approaches to address the workforce needs of business, while also effectively helping workers find good jobs with good wages and promising career pathways in the aerospace industry,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Emily Stover DeRocco when she visited Edmonds CC in 2004 to announce the award.
The grant was part of a U.S. job training initiative, the Triad Initiative, to prepare workers for new job opportunities in high growth sectors of the American economy.