JA of Washington is proud and grateful for the strong relationships we have with our corporate and community partners. Their support and engagement make it possible to connect with students from various geographical regions, walks of life, and areas of interest. We have begun strengthening and creating new relationships with organizations that offer Apprenticeship programs that show students that the path to a successful and fulfilling career isn’t only via a 4-year college or university. For National Apprenticeship Week, we’re delighted to spotlight Hermanson Company, a regional leader in Mechanical Systems Construction and a leader in empowering young people to own their success through Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs.
As a leading mechanical contractor in the Pacific Northwest, Hermanson Company offers a comprehensive mechanical system design, construction, and repair & maintenance services suite. For years, they’ve worked to exceed their customers’ expectations through value-driven expertise. Their projects include Amazon headquarters, Google’s Lakefront Blocks, the IKEA Retail store, the Salish Lodge remodel, and more.
Hermanson Company is also an advocate and supporter of Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship programs for various trades. Their advocacy is instrumental in exposing young people to the wide variety of career options in the trades field.
Hermanson Company’s relationship with JA of Washington is one we cherish deeply. Rick Hermanson, CEO of Hermanson Company has personally and professionally supported JA over the years and has long expressed his desire to help build out the trades industry as a component in JA programming.
In October of 2020, Hermanson Company took part in the North Central Education Service District’s Skills and Technical Sciences Virtual Expo where JA hosted two “booths.” A team of Hermanson’s marketing and financial staff ran the Interviewing for Success and Financial Empowerment booths, answering student questions about apprenticeship programs and general career advice. We appreciate the team’s time and energy in providing these important resources for regional high school students exploring their next educational and professional life steps.
Thanks to partners like Hermanson, RPAC, and ANEW, JA of Washington can expand our vision for our programs and, thus, our students by introducing the trades industry as a key part of our career-readiness pillar. #LetsAchieveTogether