Congrats to the Class of 2024!

You have reached an exciting and important milestone, and your participation in Core Plus Aerospace gives you a head start for the future! You have built transferable, in-demand skills that provide you with options, such as aligned certificate and degree programs, apprenticeships, and accelerated hiring opportunities at Boeing through the Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program (BPET). On this page, you’ll find information and resources as you prepare for your first steps after high school. We are excited to see what you achieve next!

Congrats to the Class of 2024!

You have reached an exciting and important milestone, and your participation in Core Plus Aerospace gives you a head start for the future! You have built transferable, in-demand skills that provide you with options, such as aligned certificate and degree programs, apprenticeships, and accelerated hiring opportunities at Boeing through the Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program (BPET). On this page, you’ll find information and resources as you prepare for your first steps after high school. We are excited to see what you achieve next!

Keys to a Rewarding Future
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Take advantage of Boeing’s Pre-Employment Training Program (BPET)

Boeing is offering an accelerated hiring process for Core Plus Aerospace students and students in aligned, hands-on programs at high schools, skills centers, and community and technical colleges. The Boeing Pre-Employment Training Program (BPET) allows students from pre-certified academic manufacturing programs to skip the interview process when applying for specific manufacturing jobs at Boeing. Think of it like the pre-check line at the airport, but for a career!

  • Students must upload an instructor-issued BPET Enrollment Confirmation Form during the application process, and they will be required to pass Boeing pre-hire contingencies before receiving a start date. Contingent offers are extended to BPET applicants in the order their applications are received and as per availability of roles at Boeing sites.
  • To be able to skip the interview process, students from BPET-certified academic programs should apply for jobs that align with their program. Students are always able to apply for other Boeing jobs, but will need to go through the standard hiring process for those positions. To find out if your program is BPET-certified and for what jobs, click here.
  • Current jobs offered through BPET include: assembler/installer (starts at $23.50/hour), aircraft structures mechanic (starts at $24.50/hour), and integral fuel cell assembly (starts at $25.50/hour).
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Check Out Washington’s Community & Technical Colleges

Community and technical colleges across Washington offer courses and training programs that build on the advanced manufacturing skills developed in your Core Plus Aerospace coursework. It’s a great opportunity to prepare for a wide variety of careers in areas just as aviation maintenance, machining, and mechatronics.

  • Check out our community and technical college resource tool for a list of more than 50 programs that will build on your skills and lead to rewarding manufacturing careers.
  • Visit wsac.wa.gov to learn about financial aid and scholarships, like the Washington College Grant, which is one of the most generous financial aid programs in the nation and provides eligible people with more money for more types of education like certificate programs, job training, apprenticeships, or college.
  • Remember, Washington’s two-year colleges offer open enrollment throughout the year.
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Build Your Resume and Your Network

You’ve built great skills, that can be expanded through career and continued education. Now it’s time to also build your resume and your network of contacts.

Graduates Building the Future

Core Plus Aerospace graduates have hands-on skills that prepare them for success.

CORE PLUS AEROSPACE INTERNSHIP BY THE NUMBERS

1,000 +

Core Plus Aerospace graduates hired by Boeing since 2015

$20.35

The average starting hourly pay for jobs offered through BPET

268K

manufacturing jobs in WA, with average annual compensation of $97K