Boeing Pre-Employment Training Starts April 22, 2013

By on March 8, 2013
Boeing Pre-Employment Training Starts April 22, 2013

St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group and the Emerson Center for Engineering & Manufacturing formed a joint venture with Boeing to develop and provide a Pre-employment Training Program in order to create an ongoing pool of Assembly Mechanics employee candidates for Boeing.

The College, in consultation with Boeing, established assessment scores required for entry into the program. Only those students meeting these assessment scores are considered for the program. WorkKeys® skills assessed for this program are applied math, locating information, reading for information, observation/teamwork.

The training program provides 408 hours of instruction in aircraft assembly techniques, accessing computer-based work instructions and teamwork. Currently there is no cost to students to attend this training. The costs are covered by a combination of resources provided by Boeing, St. Louis Community College and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.

The participants must complete all of the 408 hours of instruction. If at any point, they receive a grade below 80% they are removed from the program. The class is offered during the day (M-F 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) for ten weeks.

Upon completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of completion for 408 hours of Assembly Mechanics Training. Representatives from Boeing attend the last class session and discuss the application and interviewing process. Students individually must then go online and apply for a job with Boeing.

Twenty-three sessions have been completed since November 2007 with 206 students completing training and 175 being placed into employment at Boeing and GKN Aerospace reflecting an 85% job placement rate.

Enrolling Now

The next class session will begin April 22, 2013. Call 314-539-5921 for more information and send resumes to wcdassemblymechanics@stlcc.edu.

Boeing Pre Employment Class

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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