The Electronics and Robotics Engineering, and Precision Machining seniors took a field trip to The Boeing Company located near the airport. A presentation was made to the students regarding a program called Assembly Pre-Employment Training that Boeing has developed in partnership with Workforce Solutions Group and the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. Students can apply for the 10-week assembly program or the four-week composite mechanic training program once accepted there is no cost to the student. Students that complete the program successfully, obtains specific WorkKeys Assessment scores will be guaranteed a job interview with the Boeing Company. Once the student is hired at Boeing, they will receive benefits and become eligible for tuition reimbursement after one year. For more information please go to www.stlcc.edu/boeing.
The second part of the day included a tour of the Prolog room and experience with the hands-on virtual reality headsets. The day was concluded with a tour of several of the labs were structures are tested. These tests determine the maintenance schedule for aircraft and relay important information regarding the life expectancy of the tested object.
Through this day, students learned about the variety of job possibilities available globally through Boeing. Boeing is an aerospace leader and builds commercial aircraft, defense space and security systems and more. This day got many students excited about the possibilities after high school and working on top-secret, really cool stuff!