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Aerospace Employer Survey - Washington

To learn more about the aerospace industry's hiring and skill needs, the Workforce Board conducted a survey of aerospace employers. The results of the report were included in the 2012 Aerospace Report.

Survey background
Boeing’s ongoing expansion is creating a ripple effect for the rest of the region’s aerospace firms, suppliers and contractors.To prevent shortages in our state’s aerospace workforce, and create education and training opportunities that meet the demand for skilled workers, this survey was designed to answer questions about the pace of hiring, which positions were most in demand and what barriers local companies faced in ensuring an adequate supply of employees.

Workforce Board directed to evaluate Washington’s aerospace workforce
The 2012 Legislature passed SSHB 2156 to coordinate and evaluate workforce training for aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing. The act directs the Workforce Board assist by:

  • Helping evaluate training program results.
  • Analyzing the gap between the supply and demand for skilled workers.

Aerospace Workforce Page

Questions
Dave Pavelchek, Research Manager
Email dave.pavelchek@wtb.wa.gov
or phone (360) 709-4630

 

Aerospace occupations and definitions
Administrators_Management
Airframe Mechanic
Assembly Mechanic
CNC Programmer_Operator
Composites_Manufacturing
Computer Technician
Electrical Assembler
Engineering Technician
Engineers
Machinists
Manufacturing Planner_Manufacturing Engineer
Quality Assurance_Inspector
Tool Maker

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