Mission

MechaWA will adapt and implement a modularized, competency-based career pathway to award Mechatronics Associate degrees and related short-term certificates to jump-start Aerospace careers of currently unemployed youth with barriers to employment.

Boeing Partnership Grant

In partnership with Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship grant $66,000 to develop paid internships with other industry partners.

Our Future Tomorrow’s Innovators Goal: Create cradle to career pathways to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of skilled workers entering today’s dynamic labor market.

MechaWA logo for the MechaWA project within the TechHire grant

Mechatronics College Training Programs that Lead to Hands-on Job Opportunities in High Wage Careers


Mechatronics Washington

 

Why Mechatronics?

Take Over the Robots

Automation and robots has taken over manufacturing, but you can take over the robots!  The Mechatronics Program prepares students for in-demand, high wage jobs in robotics operations, testing and equipment maintenance.

Industrial Machinery Jobs in our area

Annual Mean Wage

What is Mechatronics?

Mechatronics, is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems.

Creating Opportunities

Funded by the Department of Labor’s H-1B TechHire Partnership Grant, the MechaWA Project was a consortium of Washington workforce investment systems, education and training providers, and employers. The partnership identified skill gaps in existing advanced manufacturing education and career training programs and implemented a modularized, competency-based career pathway to award Mechatronics Associate degrees and related short-term certificates. Focused on serving unemployed youth and young adults with barriers to employment, the MechaWA programs prepared students for in-demand, high wage jobs in robotics operations, testing and equipment maintenance as well as provided the state’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing employers with qualified workers.

 Job Opportunities

AEROSPACE  |  LOGISTICS  |  AUTOMOTIVE  |  FOOD PRODUCTION

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING  |  AND MORE

Learn to maintain, install, repair and diagnose Mechatronic Systems, including:

Training Programs in King & Snohomish Counties

The Mechatronics program offers certificate and degree options from 3 months to 2 years. In addition to college and career navigation support, there is also financial assistance available.

In the News

Lucrative new manufacturing jobs are emerging; no college degree required:

Grant Overview

The MechaWA program received $3,880,012 (70% of its total cost) from a grant awarded under the H-1B TechHire Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. $1,093,245 (28% of the project) is funded by Washington State leveraged resources and $68,000 (2% of the project) is WIOA leveraged resources.

This federally funded program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.