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New Program Starts June 1: Boeing Composites Pre-Employment Training
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.
In this 4-week program, students will gain an intermediary level of understanding of composite layup and vacuum bagging techniques for semi-intricate composite shapes. They will perform fabrication of honeycomb core assemblies and manufacture composite parts using production style tooling, and will maintain the records required to support composite manufacturing. In addition, students will be introduced to typical composite repair processes and procedures to perform acceptable repairs on damaged composite articles. They will gain practice in evaluating the material type and ply orientation of composite structures. Each student will evaluate the damage to the composite structure, determining the correct repair approach, and perform the repair to bring the part back to engineering standards. Students enrolled in the composite course will also perform drilling operations in pre-fabricated composite structures. The use of specialized drills and machining tools for composite structures will be covered; hole preparation, cutting, and routing in unidirectional and woven fabrics will be performed obtaining industry quality standards.
The first class starts June 1. It is a 4-week daytime program, M-F 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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 Wcdassemblymechanics@stlcc.edu or 314-513-4604. Updated program information may also be heard on the program’s hotline at 314-539-5921.
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, must achieve an 80% or higher on all graded projects, and successfully completing the entire program.