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Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing Pipeline Advisory Committee

A Call to Action

The Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing Pipeline Advisory Committee was established in statute in 2012 to study the skills gap in aerospace workers production.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide current information on training programs.
  • Provide current information about grants and partnership opportunities.
  • Coordinate professional development for faculty.
  • Evaluate programs for completion and job placement rates.

Committee Meeting

Committee meetings are open to the public and college system. Aerospace/advanced manufacturing program faculty/staff are encouraged to attend.

For more information about meetings (agendas, accessibility, and so on) please contact Genevieve Howard.

Current Report

Aerospace Pipeline Report, November 2020

Related laws

RCW 28B.50.903: Coordination and alignment of aerospace training programs — aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing pipeline advisory committee

Committee Members

Industry representatives

  • Ben Hempstead, Teague
  • Emily Wittman, Aerospace Futures Alliance
  • Erica Beckstorm, First Washington
  • Jackie Davis, AMI Metals Inc.
  • Justin McCaffree, The Boeing Company
  • Rosemary Brester, Hobart Machined Products Inc.
  • Scott Kennedy, Alaska Airlines
  • Hilevy Koger, Blue Origin, LLC

Education representatives

  • Larry Cluphf, Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center
  • Lin Zhou, Bates Technical College
  • Lynn Strickland, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Program
  • Suzanne Johnson, Green River College

Labor representatives

  • Shana Peschek, IMA 751
  • VACANT

Ex-officio members

  • Bill Keough, University of Washington
  • Paul Francis, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Marcia Garrett, Washington State University
  • Jason Petrait, Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Rebecca Wallace, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Robin Toth, Washington State Department of Commerce

Committee staff

  • Genevieve Howard, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Dave Wallace, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
  • Marie Bruin, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  • Karin Gitchel, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Committee Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Location: In-Person (zoom link available upon request)
    • Green River College
      Auburn Center - Room AC230
      1221 D Street NE
      Auburn, WA 98002
  • Meeting packets will be emailed to committee members during the week of May 6, 2024.

This meeting is open to the public. Please contact Genevieve Howard at 360-704-3990, should you require accommodations in order to participate.

Past Meetings

For more information about meetings or past meeting packets, contact Genevieve Howard.

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