Letter: Thanks to the city

Jan 10, 2018

I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the Board, staff and Kamiak and Mariner High School Student Apprentices of Work Force Development Center (WFDC), to express our sincere gratitude for the generous and unwavering support of the Mukilteo City Council, mayor and finance committee of the city of Mukilteo.

For the past three years, via the Community Support Grant process, the Mukilteo finance committee, City Council members and mayor have offered support to the at-risk high school students who participate in WFDC’s Aerospace Assembly Mechanic Apprenticeship Program.

These high school students, who are challenged by disabilities and economic disadvantages, come to WFDC each day to acquire vocational skills to secure their future in the aerospace industry in our local community.

We are currently providing apprenticeships to 15 Mukilteo School District students who will receive training and high school credit while earning minimum wage during their high school day.

Upon graduation, these young people will also receive job placement assistance from WFDC.

Last year, the city of Mukilteo Community Support Grant funded pneumatic drills for our apprentices. This year, the city of Mukilteo Community Support Grant will put precision measuring tools as well as other bench top assembly tools into the apprentices’ hands to expand the scope and efficacy of their apprenticeship hours here at WFDC.

Words cannot suffice to express the gratitude of the staff and students when they see, in such concrete ways, the caring and commitment of the leadership of the community in which they live. Thank you for making such a meaningful contribution to those who need it most.

Carmela Morelli

Director of Human Resources & Student Services

Work Force Development Center

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