Winners of the 2024 PNAA Chair Award

Skills Inc. is honored to have received the 2024 PNAA Chair Award, which is presented to an individual, company or organization for outstanding accomplishments which have significantly contributed to the industry. Thanks to Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) for acknowledging the importance of an inclusive culture as the foundation for safety, quality, and technology integration.

Read the article about Skills Inc. that appeared in the recent edition of Northwest Aerospace News Magazine.

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2023 AIP Golf Event a Success

Four golfers, 2 men and 2 women, smile and pose on the golf courseSkills Inc. held its annual golf event on September 15th at Washington National Golf Club. With the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we raised a record amount for the Aerospace Internship Program (AIP), which provides students with disabilities the opportunity to gain employable skills while earning credit toward their high school diplomas.

It was a fun and beautiful day on the course with 140 golfers and another 20+ people joined us for the lunch banquet. We are extremely grateful to everyone that participated and supported this year’s event! View and download photos.

 

2023 AIP Golf Sponsors & Donors

masters sponsors

BlackHawk Industrial & 3M
Manini's Delicious, fresh, & gluten free
Parker Smith & Feek, An IMA Company

Skills Incorporated Board of Directors

 

eagle sponsors

Risk Finance

R.S. Hughes, since 1954

USI logo
VWC CPAs & Business Managers

Xtreme Machining Precision CNC Machining

 

 

BIRDIE SPONSORS

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Ellison Technologies
Flight Metals
inTech Consulting Inc.
King Pins Bowling Team
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
RBC Wealth Management
Umpqua Bank
Valley Buick GMC of Auburn

PAR SPONSORS

Adept Fasteners   |   Clean Earth
Hill Investment   |   Kocer Consulting + Engineering
Mitch Baldridge at Hawkins-Poe Real Estate
NAI Puget Sound Properties   |   NV5 Company
Pioneer Human Services   |   Ryder Systems, Inc.
Selway Machine Tool Company
thyssenkrupp   |   WM Synergy
Wyser Construction Company, Inc.   |   Xemelgo

Donors

Emerald Downs   |   Fiesta Food Services   |   Bill & Marilyn George
Harbor Foodservice   |   Heffernan Financial Services   |   Package It
Pellets, LLC.   |   Seattle Iron & Metals   |   Topgolf   |   Uline   |   US Foods

Congrats AIP Class of 2023

a large, diverse group of high school students smile and pose for the picture

A graduation ceremony and celebration for this year’s twenty-six Aerospace Internship Program (AIP) graduates was held at Emerald Downs on June 9th. Parents and guardians, school administrators, mentors, and donors were in attendance to share in the students’ accomplishments. Guest speakers Peter Johnson from Boeing and Kelsey Kaufmann from Kent Meridian High School shared thoughts about their accomplishment and offered advice on next steps after high school.

In its 22nd year, the AIP served high school students from six different school districts. The interns spent 3 hours each day of the academic year at Skills Inc., developing valuable career readiness skills while earning credit towards their high school diplomas. These students are leaving with key skills in applied math, workplace documentation, and graphical literacy. They have developed valuable knowledge, abilities, and attitudes required to be successful in today’s advanced manufacturing environment. Each are strong communicators who are ready to educate and coach their future employers if and when they may need an accommodation. Most importantly, they leave high school knowing that they are highly capable and that their disability does not define them.

Skills Inc. would like to express our gratitude to the graduates for their hard work and dedication to the program. We would also like to thank everyone that had a hand in their success including family and friends, instructors, supervisors, mentors, school administrators, community partners, and donors.

Thanks 2022 AIP Golf Supporters

3 men & a woman pose for a photo with their golf clubs out on the golf courseOn September 16th, Skills Inc. held its annual golf fundraiser at Washington National Golf Club. With the support of our generous sponsors and donors we raised a record amount for the Aerospace Internship Program (AIP), which provides students with disabilities work-based learning opportunities in aerospace manufacturing and finish while earning credit toward their high school diplomas.

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, we were excited to be back out on the course with so many community friends and partners! It was a great day with over 130 golfers and another 20+ people joined us for the lunch banquet. We are extremely grateful to everyone that participated and supported this year’s event! View and download event photos.

2022 AIP Golf Sponsors & Donors

 

MASTERS SPONSORS

 
Logo: Manini's Delicious, fresh, & gluten free

Logo: Omega Riggers, Inc.

 

Logo: Skills Inc. Board of Directors
 

 

EAGLE SPONSORS

 

Logo: BlackHawk Industrial

Logo: Pacific Metallurgical

Logo: Parker Smith & Feek
Logo: Pyrotek Aerospace Ltd.Logo: RiskFinance
 
Logo: Xtreme Machining Precision CNC Machining
 

 

BIRDIE SPONSORS

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS)
Ellison Technologies
Flight Metals
inTech Consulting Inc.
NAI Puget Sound Properties
Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)
RBC Wealth Management
Selway Machine Tool Company
VWC, P.S.

PAR SPONSORS

Coldstream Wealth Management
KeyBank
Pacific Northwest Law Group
PES Environmental, Inc. an NV5 Company
Pioneer Human Services
Ryder Systems
Sea-Tac Electric
Sprague Pest Solutions
thyssenkrupp Aerospace USA
Wyser Construction Company, Inc.

Donors

Auburn Mechanical   |   Fidelity Investments   |   Kennamental 
McMenamins Pub & Breweries   |   Seattle Aquarium   |   Seattle Iron & Metal Corp.
The Museum of Flight   |   Uline   |   Wild Waves Theme & Water Park  |   Woodland Park Zoo