Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program Announces New Upcoming Class Dates

By on January 23, 2015
Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program

The award winning Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program announces future training sessions.

Article updated Feb. 4, 2015 to reflect changes in the program and additional start dates.

Daytime classes start March 31 (see complete list below).

Nighttime classes start April 6 (see complete list below).

This accelerated job training program is offered by the Workforce Solutions Group and the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College in partnership with Boeing. The five-week, 208-hour program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as an assembly mechanic in the aerospace field. Students who successfully complete the training program will have an opportunity to interview with Boeing.

All interested applicants must meet the eligibility requirements including the required scores on specific WorkKeys assessment tests. Due to the high demand, individual inquires or calls will not be returned. The first step for any interested applicants is to email or fax a resume to or 314-513-4604. Updated program information may also be heard on the program’s hotline at 314-539-5921.

Build Something AmazingThis accelerated job training program is an exemplary example of a successful collaboration between business and education. The program consistently maintains the highest job placement rate of all the college’s non-credit accelerated job training programs. To date, 219 have successfully completed the program with 190 hired by Boeing – reflecting a job placement rate of 87%.

In order to be selected for the program, and possibly hired by Boeing, students must meet stringent program requirements such as scoring at or above the cut-off on the WorkKeys assessments, maintaining a grade of 80% or higher throughout the program, and earning a certificate of completion for 208 hours of assembly mechanics training.

If you are mechanically inclined and are interested in a fulfilling career in the aerospace field, then this program is for you.

Program Information

Title: Boeing Pre-Employment Program
Length: 5 weeks, 208 hours, eight hour days, five days a week
Location: Center for Workforce Innovation at the Florissant Valley Campus
Starting dates for the next training groups:
Daytime groupsMarch 31, April 21, May 11, June 9, June 29, July 21, Aug. 11, Aug. 31, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3, 2015 (M-F, 7:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.)
Nighttime groupsApril 6, May 26, July 13, Aug. 24, Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2015 (M-F, 4:30 p.m. through 1:00 a.m.)

Topics that will be covered during the five weeks include:

  • Team Dynamics
  • Basic Math
  • Hand Tools, Measuring Devices, Blueprint Reading
  • Process Specifications, Abbreviations & Aircraft Terminology
  • Rivets, Screws-Bolts-Fasteners, A/C Sealing, Power Tools
  • Interview Skills

Applicant Eligibility and Requirements

Boeing Pre-Employment Program ParticipantApplicants must be mechanically inclined with a stable work history.

Resumes will be evaluated and qualified applicants meeting the program criteria will be selected for WorkKeys assessment testing.

Individuals will be scheduled for an interview for entrance into the program if they meet the required assessment test scores and resume evaluation criteria.

All potential participants must meet the required score on the WorkKey assessment tests for applied math, locating information, reading for information, and observation.

How to Get Started

Interested individuals should email or fax an updated resume to or 314-513-4604.

Up-to-date program and class schedule information may also be heard on the hotline number at 314-539-5921.

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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