As graduation approaches, Boeing is helping to prepare high school seniors in the Core Plus Aerospace program to take their next step – whether it involves more schooling or launching straight into their career. Core Plus Aerospace is an industry-supported, two-year high school manufacturing curriculum that enables students to gain hands-on experience while exploring careers in industries they might be interested while still in high school. The two-year curriculum, developed in partnership with Boeing, gives students more options after graduation, opening the door to high-demand manufacturing jobs, and giving students a clear advantage when pursuing an apprenticeship, industry certificate, or college degree.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to support social distancing, Boeing Workforce Development partnered with local community and technical colleges (CTC) to host online information sessions designed to help students learn more about opportunities for continued skill development, aerospace-related course offerings, remote learning options, and how to enroll for the summer quarter. Virtual sessions were held with Clover Park Technical College, Shoreline Community College, North Seattle College, Everett Community College and Spokane Community College.
“Core Plus Aerospace provides a critical foundation for students interested in pursuing a career in aerospace manufacturing, and we want to support graduating seniors in taking that next step by continuing to build their skills at one of our aligned partner community and technical colleges,” said Michelle Burreson, Boeing Workforce Development Senior Manager.
For more information about Core Plus Aerospace and Boeing-partnered community and technical college programs, visit coreplusaerospace.org/Classof2020.