Aerospace Loan Program
Washington’s aerospace industry is a major contributor to the state’s economy. More than 700 aerospace-related businesses operate in the state, employing more than 93,000 skilled workers.
The employment outlook in the state’s aerospace industry appears robust. For Washington to maintain its position as a world leader in the aerospace industry, the state must meet a persistent demand for specialized workers at various skill and education levels.
These needs are being addressed in part through programs such as the Aerospace Loan Program (ALP) and its partnership with the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center (WATRC). The WATRC provides training for specialized entry-level aerospace workers in 12- to 16-week short certificate programs. It is the only operational training center working with the ALP program.
Students can receive up to $7,200 for 12-16 weeks of training to enhance existing job skills or to earn certificates in various aerospace production fields. After completion of the program, ALP recipients have up to three years to repay their loans.
Additional information for students is available on our partner site, Ready, Set, Grad.