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Tacoma teens get a jump on manufacturing careers with new apprentice program


Raquel Taijito is looking forward to learning how to use a lathe soon. The Stadium High School sophomore is eager to soak up any knowledge she can on her path toward employment as a machinist.

Taijito is one of 15 Tacoma Public Schools students — and the only female student — who will form the first cohort of a new apprenticeship program that will train students to work for local manufacturers. 


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