For the first time, Boeing extended its Pre-Employment Training to students through St. Louis Community College. Six high school students from St. Charles and St. Louis counties, including three from Fort Zumwalt West High, went through an extensive application process to participate in the first Boeing Pre-Employment High School Class. Each student spent over 250 hours of intense manufacturing training.
West High seniors Luke Hildreth, Mitchell Palmer and Montgomery Palmer completed the program and were offered positions with Boeing after graduating from high school in May 2019.
Salary and benefits include a 401K and, upon completion of one year of employment, college tuition assistance.
“These highly dedicated individuals did all of this without being compensated and in hopes of developing their expertise in advanced manufacturing in order to get an interview with Boeing,” Dr. Patrick Brown, FZSD Executive Director of STEM and Career Technical Education, said. “These students held jobs outside of school, participated in robotics challenges and in Technology Students Association. They also participated in state industrial technology and engineering competitions.”