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Education Resources

A Message From The Educational Director

In my last article, I mentioned there would be changes to the educational opportunities Boeing provides for their employees.   Well, that time has come, and it will affect every union member seeking higher education.  Although there are many changes, I will just list a few I think you will need to get started.  Theses changes went into affect on January 1, 2010.  First, in order to be Eligible to participate in the Learning Together Program (LTP) one year of employment with The Boeing Company is required.  Second, you can not take courses that are not in the Boeing Strategic Education Program. (SEP) All course, majors, and skill training must be under the (SEP) umbrella.  Third, there are limits on the amount available per year for higher education and skill training. It is as follows. For associate and or bachelor’s degree we are allowed 7,500 per year, and for the master degree program it is 15,000.00 per year. For skill training such as; composite and sheet mental training it is 5,000.00 per year.  Despite all the changes made to the LTP program it still gives us a great opportunity to achieve higher learning.  On the next page is a copy of the latest skill training programs available to us.  If you have any questions about the programs on the Learning Together Program website please feel free to contact me Gary Daniels at work (610-591-6354) cell (610-529-5094).

Collegiate Consortium

The Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development
Offers the following courses through
The Delaware County Community College


Sheet Metal Assembly Training
This workforce development course is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the aircraft manufacturing industry.  Upon successful completion, students should be able to identify materials used in sheet metal assembly, perform layout, measurement and fabrication of sheet metal assemblies and read and interpret blueprints in preparation for sheet metal assembly.
10-week course: 150 hours of class/laboratory
Tuition: $3,700 – Materials included
Location: DCCC, Main Campus Technology Building


Composite Fabrication Training
This workforce development course provides an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge required for working with composites in the aircraft industry.  Terminology, application and general topics in mathematics, drawing interpretation and general hand tools will be taught.   Safe/proper operation of fabrication equipment and tools will be stressed.   Additionally, an introduction to safety, resins, pre-impregnated material, adhesives and lay-up procedures will be included.  Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared for entry-level employment as composites fabricators.
10-week course: 150 hours of class/laboratory
Tuition: $3,700- materials included
Location: DCCC, Main Campus Technology Building

Enrollment is scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis. Please send your payment of $3,700 in immediately to secure your seat in the course.  The maximum for each class is 12 students.

The Bennett Mechanical Skills test is required to be taken on the first day of class.   Please bring a money order in the amount of $20 payable to Delaware County Community College.

Upon successful completion of either course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Delaware County Community College.  The certificate will provide assurance to potential employers that you have earned the skills necessary to apply for employment in the high demand aircraft/rotorcraft industry in Southeastern Pennsylvania and throughout the commonwealth.

To register please call Debbie Serano at 215-218-3886 or email

Funding may be available through the Careerlinks to students who qualify.



Please make checks payable to the Collegiate Consortium and mail to:
Collegiate Consortium
The Navy Yard
Quarters M-7, Suite 100
1321 Intrepid Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19112

Attention: Debbie Serano

UAW Local 1069