Work Force Development Center honored by Mukilteo recognition

On behalf of the board, staff and student apprentices of Work Force Development Center, I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for the generous and consistent support of Mukilteo’s City Council and mayor.

Today, I learned that May 30, 2019, was proclaimed Work Force Development Center Day in the City of Mukilteo as decreed by Jennifer Gregerson, Mayor of the City of Mukilteo. This honor was unsolicited and thereby much sweeter as it also coincides with our graduation ceremony that was held Thursday at the beautiful Rosehill Center in Mukilteo.

Our 54 aerospace assembly mechanic apprentices, who hail from high schools across the county, have many achievements to celebrate as they have overcome numerous obstacles — socio-economic disadvantages and disabilities — to succeed in school and their vocational apprenticeship.

Especially rewarding are the successes of our 40 graduating seniors (20 percent of whom hail from Mukilteo School District), for 22 of them have jobs waiting for them in the aerospace industry; eight more have earned acceptance at community/technical college; five have completed interviews at various aerospace companies and are awaiting offers. All of this success cannot be possible without the support of a strong community of caring adults as evidenced by the unwavering support of the City of Mukilteo Council and mayor. Thank you so much to all of you for your advocacy of our youth.

Carmela Morelli

Work Force Development Center

Everett

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