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Program Spotlight: Great Things Happening in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

We’re excited to share this partner spotlight on the Core Plus Aerospace programs in the Summer-Bonney Lake School District! That district launched Core Plus Aerospace at Sumner High School in 2021 and at Bonney Lake High School this school year. In just a few years, the district has made significant strides in providing high-quality advanced manufacturing curricula coupled with opportunities for real-world work experience. In fact, more than 150 students are currently enrolled in Core Plus Aerospace and 30+ graduates have been hired at Boeing since 2021.

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Celebrating Our Grads’ Careers

Watch these new videos about where Core Plus Aerospace grads can go with the skills they learn at high schools and skills centers across the state. A parent of a gradSuperintendent Reykdal and two graduates who turned their skills to careers at Boeing share their stories about what Core Plus Aerospace means to them.

Opportunities for Students and Educators

  • Students from Boeing Pre-Employment Training (BPET) certified courses can take advantage of the accelerated hiring process when applying for certain manufacturing jobs at Boeing. Individuals hired through the BPET process must successfully complete Boeing manufacturing new hire training. Learn more here.
  • We can’t wait to see the students compete in the SkillsUSA Washington Manufacturing Assembler State Competition at the Boeing Factory in Everett on April 20! We’ll post highlights from the event on social media. Watch the highlights from last year’s competition.
  • Keep a look out for dates to join Boeing’s Workforce Development team for future teacher training sessions that cover topics like curriculum and hands-on projects.

Share Our Stories and Resources

  • Congrats to Aidan Balda, a Core Plus Aerospace 2023 summer intern and a senior at Lakes High School for being highlighted by the Clover Park School District and in the Suburban Times! Read the story here.
  • Read a Core Plus Aerospace instructor’s op-ed in the News Tribune about her program, the importance of industry partnerships and why she is excited about the future of her students.
  • Watch these videos that feature Core Plus Aerospace programs at Franklin Pierce High School and Pierce County Skills Center to see learning by doing in action.
  • Do your students want to learn about opportunities for students with advanced manufacturing skills post-graduation? Contact Boeing’s Workforce Development and Dedicated Hiring teams to learn how your students can learn about these exciting careers at an Excite Presentation.
  • Learn what some of the Core Plus Aerospace grads that were hired by Boeing do in our new video series. Watch & Share
  • Boeing celebrated a milestone when it recently made its 1,000th hire from a Core Plus Aerospace program. Read the Seattle Times story about this milestone.