St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group and the Emerson Center for Engineering & Manufacturing formed a joint venture with Boeing, (with assistance from the State of Missouri Division of Workforce Development), to develop and provide a Pre-employment Training Program in order to create an ongoing pool of employee candidates for Boeing.
Boeing expressed a need for a trained workforce to be available as positions for Assembly Mechanics, become available due to attrition. St. Louis Community College and Boeing, through the local WorkKeys® Service Center, profiled this occupation. The data was used to assess potential candidates and to develop specific training for the training program.
The College, in consultation with Boeing, established assessment scores required for entry into the program. Only those students meeting these assessment scores are considered for the program. WorkKeys® skills assessed for this program are applied math, locating information, reading for information, and observation.