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Machining Tech Prep
Machining Tech Prep is a summer student development program for high school juniors who have their eye on a future in aerospace manufacturing. The Boeing Company management and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are proud to be sponsors of this program in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Assembly Tech Prep
Assembly Tech Prep is a summer student development program for recent high school graduates who have their eye on a future in aerospace manufacturing. This program focuses heavily on developing assembly skills in a real-life manufacturing environment. The Boeing Company management and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers are proud to be sponsors of this program in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

How:
Machining Tech Prep
To be considered, students must be at least 16 years old; have a 2.5 GPA or higher; and obtain a recommendation from a school teacher, counselor, or other professional. After applications have been received, Boeing conducts a down-select process and then invites students to a formal, in-person structured interview. Pending the results of that process, 12 students are offered positions as summer interns for year one of the program. This program is non-residential and each intern is responsible for their own food, transportation and housing.

Assembly Tech Prep
To be considered, students must be at least 16 years old by the program start date; have a 2.5 GPA or higher; be on track to complete their senior year in high school and obtain a recommendation from a school teacher, counselor, or other professional. After applications have been received, Boeing conducts a down-select process and then invites students to a formal, in-person structured interview. This program is non-residential and each intern is responsible for their own food, transportation and housing


When:

Programs generally take place during the summer months however the duration of each program varies by year.

Machining Tech Prep

  • Year one consists of coursework designed to build: technical and math skills, blueprint reading capability, and safety and teamwork competence. Students complete projects including the design and manufacture of a hammer using lathes and mills. They learn about the Boeing manufacturing system as well as potential career paths in aerospace manufacturing.


  • Year two builds upon first-year skills, with the additional component of meeting their customer’s expectations. A customer presents project requirements, including specifications and desired functionality. Students then work together in teams to design and build the project (a rocket boat), a process that provides several opportunities for testing, redesign, and product improvement. The customer then reviews the final products and offers feedback to the teams with regard to their efforts and success or failure in meeting the project requirements.


  • Year three students participate in a six-week job-shadow program based on their primary areas of interest. Students rotate through a variety of areas such as quality assurance, manufacturing engineering, maintenance, painting, and assembly. A one-week interview skills and resume writing workshop follows.

Assembly Tech Prep
The program runs from August 19 – September 19, 2019, Monday through Friday from 5:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Watch:
Watch Tech Prep in Action here!

For More Information:
Tech Prep Brochure
Open House Information
Important Dates and Additional Open House Information
Assembly Tech Prep Flyer

To Apply:
Machining Tech Prep High School Application
Assembly Tech Prep High School Application