West Valley High School to have First Youth Apprenticeship in WA State 

Big news is on the horizon for West Valley High School.


In 2014, West Valley opened their CORE+ Aerospace Machine Shop where students are taught machining and manufacturing curriculum for a three-hour block, half of their school day. 

We are excited to announce our next step in the commitment for building a workforce in the Yakima Valley with Youth Apprenticeship—the first youth apprenticeship embedded within the school day in Washington State. 


Second-year students will have the opportunity to apply their skills to the work force, practicing machining skills with business partners from the Yakima Valley. 


West Valley is being recognized as a national model, pairing in-depth and standard aligned manufacturing curriculum with apprenticeship. Other national apprenticeships in the United States do not have the pairing to an industry-partnered curriculum like we do with Boeing.


In partnership with the Governor’s Office, Department of Labor and Industries, AJAC, and West Valley School District, we are proud of the commitment of the Career and Technical Education department to connect students to our Yakima Valley work force using industry technical skills.


Posted by FieldGroup On 30 March, 2017 at 9:35 AM