Pioneer is very proud of the men and women we nominate for the apprenticeship program. The program is offered in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and local community colleges in the Pierce and King County regions. The program provides occupational skills training that combines 93% supervised on-the-job training experience with 7% classroom instruction.
Men and women have the opportunity to earn their sheet metal fabrication certificate, or CNC (machinist) operator certificate in two years. CNC machinists can then continue on to become a journeyman (master machinist) after four years of satisfactory progression through the program, as demonstrated by proper rotation of work progresses (OJT) and passing of corresponding classes. It is a proven way to train people for careers in the aerospace, aviation and advanced manufacturing industries that demand a wide range of skills, knowledge, and independent judgment.