Career & Technical Education: Aiming for the Sky
Career & Technical Education: Aiming for the Sky
Posted on 12/15/2022
Students in manufacturing program benefit from ties with Boeing and Alaska/Horizon

Elijah, a senior, used the skills learned at Olympic High to participate in a Boeing fellowship last summer. This spring, he plans to compete at the Boeing SkillsUSA State Assembler competition, where he will also interview for a job at Boeing. 
Elijah is one of several students at OHS in their second year of an industrial manufacturing program focused on the aerospace industry. Curriculum for the program was developed by industry professionals and educators. 

The manufacturing lab at OHS has industry-standard tools and technology. It’s opening has supported partnerships with Alaska/Horizon Air and Boeing, and new pathways into the aerospace industry for students. “It’s amazing,” Elijah said of the lab and program. “I’d never seen a shop with so many tools. It’s been a great opportunity all around.”
Is your high school student interested in a career in aerospace? Check your school's course catalog for related courses or urge your child to talk to a counselor.
Elijah measures a square of metal based on a spec sheet in front of him