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Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing


As one of eleven Centers of Excellence in Washington State, the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing provides leadership and resources to support economic growth, focusing on aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Working strategically with our industry partners and educational institutions, we assist in developing the talent pipeline for the next generation of future workers within the aerospace industry sector..

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Program Highlights


Employment Trends For Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

An article, submitted by the Center of Excellence for Aerospace, was published in Northwest Aerospace News Magazine in October 2018.


Aerospace Workforce Development strategy & recommendations

The Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing contributed to the creation of Choose Washington’s Aerospace Workforce Development Strategy & Recommendations in November 2018.


Center Director Mary Kaye Bredeson receives pnaa’s Inspire award

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance’s Board of Directors awarded Mary Kaye Bredeson the 2017 Inspire Award for her dedication to facilitating partnerships between industry and the state’s 34 community and technical colleges as well as other education and training providers, helping to ensure a well-trained and knowledgeable workforce.


Washington engineers and machinists are pioneers and leaders in aerospace innovation. Investing in aerospace training keeps our workers and our state’s industry at the forefront and ensures customers have the most advanced products in the world.
— Greg Bruno Latchague, SR. Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations, Dassault Systèmes