Sno-Isle TECH Celebrates Manufacturing Day
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Oct 1, 2019

While in high school, deciding on your long-term career can seem daunting.  Sno-Isle TECH offers the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to explore many options, from culinary arts, manufacturing, the medical profession and many more.  Students at Sno-Isle TECH can choose from 5 pathways and 22 classes or programs. Some of which include certifications and/or college credits. In addition Sno-Isle TECH has become a popular pool among local partners (employers) from which to hire students while still attending school and post graduation.

Manufacturing Day is a nation-wide celebration held annually on the first Friday in October to introduce students to excellent career opportunities at local companies searching for new employees.

If you’ve ever wanted to spend a day considering manufacturing as a career choice, three local Sno-Isle TECH Industry partners are opening their doors to celebrate Manufacturing Day.  These three local manufacturers are offering tours to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders to give everyone insight to what their future could hold taking the manufacturing and engineering path:

SEA-LECT Plastics

SEA-LECT Plastics is an industry leader in plastic injection molding based out of Everett, Washington.  They operate a large injection molding design and manufacturing center, an assembly operation including heat staking, hot stamping, and rapid prototyping, as well as world-class logistics to support clients in many different industries including the rigorous military sector.

Contact Person:  Matt Poishbeg –  or Phone: (425) 238-4357

Kaas Tailored

Kaas Tailored focuses on product design, product development, and product manufacturing in the upholstery industry out of their facility in Mukilteo, Washington.  They offer partnerships with clients to rapid prototype and manufacture upholstery and furniture while decreasing cost and waste through Kaizen.  They support many industries including aerospace and consumer goods.

Contact Person:  Tucker Kaas – or Phone: Tyler Hagens (206) 898-1685

Qualitel Corp.

Qualitel offers electronics manufacturing services inclusive of rapid prototyping for medical, military, industrial, and aerospace industries out of their Everett, Washington facilities.  They specialize in extensive engineering, manufacturing, and logistical services with a knowledgeable team of experts who are well-versed in the regulatory and compliance issues associated with the manufacturing and testing of electronic products.

Contact Person:  Tuanhai or Phone: (425) 423-8158


Qualitel and Kaas Tailored have connected with Sno-Isle TECH, not only for MfgDay, but are discussing summer intern opportunities.  SEA-LECT Plastics has been a longtime supporter of Sno-Isle TECH hiring youth apprentices to prepare them for long term careers.  Beyond these local tour options, a complete career exploration program called Edge Factor, is empowering communities with story-driven tools to tackle workforce development, to inspire students, reach parents and bridge relationships.

Outside of the local companies offering tours, these major partners will be participating:

  • AJAC (Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee) – AJAC is already an Edge Factor partner, and will be onsite at SEA-LECT Plastics to increase awareness of registered apprenticeship programs with a pathway to career credentials.
  • Impact Washington will show support by attending tours as special guests at selected tours, as well as sponsor student tours.
  • Workforce Snohomish County will show support by attending tours as special guests at selected tours.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what world-class manufacturing looks like in-person, take advantage of meeting the staff at each of these local manufacturers to celebrate National Manufacturing Day.  Take a tour of each facility and ask questions concerning job opportunities, apprenticeships, and your future in manufacturing.

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