The course provides students with the chance to gain real-world skills and hands-on experience to prepare them for a career working at the Boeing Co. or other aerospace manufacturing companies by learning riveting, wiring, robotics, blueprint reading and other important technical skills.
Aerospace Manufacturing is part of the Core Plus program of study that began as a collaboration between Boeing and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to create new career opportunities for high school students. Industry professionals helped design curriculum intended to prepare students to enter a new career right out of high school.
“The course gives students a direct connection to an industry they are interested in working in,” said Career and College Readiness Director Diane Carver. “They can be confident they are learning relevant skills that will make them career ready because of the support provided by industry leaders during the course design process.”
Aerospace Manufacturing is the culmination of a two-year course of study that also serves as a graduation pathway for students as they work toward earning their high school diploma. Completion of the Aerospace Manufacturing course can also earn students a certificate of competency that will give them a leg up on the hiring market once they graduate.