STLCC, Boeing Receive 2021 Special Ambassador Award
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
A program conducted by St. Louis Community College and the company it serves have been selected as the 2021 Special Ambassador Award recipients by the Special School District of St. Louis County.
St. Louis Community College’s Boeing Pre-employment Training program for high school seniors and Boeing have earned the Special School District’s highest honor. The Special Ambassador Award recognizes those who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to students and/or staff of the Special School District.
St. Louis Community College’s Center for Workforce Innovation, in partnership with Boeing, works to promote the training program to students who attend North and South Technical high schools. This no-cost program provides 208 hours of employer-specific instruction in aircraft assembly techniques for second-semester high school seniors. Those high school graduates who are 18 years old and complete the program are eligible for interviews with Boeing for assembly mechanic positions.
Sally Difani, administrator of partnerships at the Special School District of St. Louis County, nominated the program and Boeing for recognition.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the district,” said Becky Epps, manager of the Center for Workforce Innovation. “The partnership between STLCC, Boeing, and North and South Technical high schools is a strong one and has become the model that we will roll out to other high schools in the area.”