Six Apprentices Graduate from Joint IAM/Boeing Program

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Pictured from left to right, apprentices Brian Meyer, Duane Erickson, Harvey Hussey, Slaveck Moraru and Lurelee Lorenzen make up the 2013 graduating class of the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program in Seattle.

A new Machinists News Network video showcases the 2013 graduates of the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Program.

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For nearly 80 years, the IAM and Boeing have worked together on an apprenticeship program in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Six apprentices completed on-the-job training and were recognized with a graduation banquet at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on February 7th.

“These graduates have worked hard over the last four to five years to master their trades,” said Gina Ames, IAM/Boeing Joint Apprenticeship Coordinator. “They spent many hours of their own time in the classroom and they had the opportunity to learn from some of the highest skilled journeymen and women in the world.”

Graduate Brian Meyer received the Arnie Durall Achievement Award for outstanding scholastic and on-the-job training performance. Five of the six graduates in attendance received completion certificates from South Seattle Community College, Washington state, the IAM and Boeing, along with lapel pins and some welcomed advice.

“Remember that somebody taught you and that you truly have an obligation to teach others,” said IAM District 751 Administrative Assistant Jim Bearden. “Knowledge is only good if you’re sharing with somebody.”

Click here to watch the IAM/Boeing Joint Apprentice Class of 2013.