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The sky's the limit at Airport University

Airport University, a partnership between South Seattle Community College, Highline Community College, and Port Jobs, transforms the workplace into a college by offering practical, credit-bearing courses with content, locations and times that fit student and employer needs.

It's an investment that pays off: Airport University not only helps workers perform more effectively and efficiently, it creates a pool of employees ready to move up and assume more responsibility on the job. So as a business expands, staff can grow right alongside it.

mary w  14 gradsAirport University helps job seekers overcome barriers to entry-level employment and provides incumbent workers with educational opportunities and skills trainings needed to move to better jobs.

The program offers practical, credit-bearing courses tailored to the airport environment; locations and schedules that fit student needs; certifications that broaden advancement options; and on-site career and educational advising to guide the next steps toward a successful future. Course and training offerings include:

  • Supervision and Leadership
  • Computer Basics
  • Online college classes
  • Job Seeking Basics
  • Security badge test preparation workshops

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  • Financial Tools for the Trades gets apprentices thinking about their spending habits and their finances.  They retain it, they remember it, and you get to retain them. You get to keep them in your programs learning about the trades.”

    ~ Tami St. Paul, Training Coordinator, Operating Engineers Regional Training Program, Ellensburg, WA