Core Plus Aerospace graduate Khalid Abdikarani is an electrician at The Boeing Company and is studying electrical engineering at the University of Washington.

Core Plus Aerospace graduate Khalid Abdikarani is an electrician at The Boeing Company and is studying electrical engineering at the University of Washington.

Core Plus Aerospace launched my career

  • by Core Plus Aerospace
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 6:00am
  • Marketplace

I’ve always loved airplanes. My dad is an engineer at Boeing, so I grew up surrounded by the aerospace industry and talked about it at the dinner table. Even so, as a kid, I wasn’t entirely sure aerospace was for me. I had a lot of interests like sports, math and working on cars. I needed an opportunity to explore what might be out there.

Core Plus Aerospace gave me that opportunity.

Core Plus Aerospace is a two-year manufacturing curriculum that teaches students real-world skills in manufacturing. Through hands-on coursework, students get exactly the opportunities I craved – projects and instruction that teach you the skills you need in industry and job site tours that allow you to meet with employers and explore industry.

I learned about Core Plus Aerospace at a two-week introduction class at the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). PSSC serves high school juniors and seniors interested in specialized career and technical learning. Operated by Highline Public Schools, PSSC serves students from 22 partner high schools in Highline, Federal Way, Tukwila and Tahoma school districts.

My Core Plus Aerospace class was engaging and hands-on. I learned manufacturing skills like drilling, riveting and how to read blueprints. I also learned skills like how to write a resume, how to be a leader, interpersonal communication and teamwork – all things that would help me in any career.

During my junior year, I had the opportunity to participate in the Core Plus Aerospace internship at Boeing. The five-week, paid internship included a 40-hour work week and was designed to show what it’s like to work in the real world. My experience was awesome. I got to work alongside Boeing’s trainers at the factory in Renton, learn new electrical skills, and continue building on what I learned in Core Plus Aerospace.

After graduating high school, I accepted a job at Boeing in Renton, the same plant where I did my internship. Every day I use skills I learned in Core Plus Aerospace or during my internship. Core Plus Aerospace and the Boeing internship set me up for success and launched my career.

I’m continuing my education through Boeing’s Learning Together Program. Boeing is paying for my tuition and related expenses at the University of Washington where I’m studying electrical engineering. I plan to graduate with my bachelor’s degree in a few years.

I encourage students to take Core Plus Aerospace and apply for the Boeing internship. Students should take the opportunity in high school to explore and find what interests you. If you try new things, work hard and dedicate yourself to your goals, you will succeed.

Khalid is Core Plus Aerospace graduate and an electrician at The Boeing Company. He is also an electrical engineering student at the University of Washington.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Marketplace

Keoni main image
Keoni CBD Gummies Review: Legit CBD Gummy Cubes to Try?

CBD has opened up multiple channels for scientists and medical specialists to… Continue reading

main image
Skyline X Drone Reviews – Is SkylineXDrone Scam or Legit?

If you love doing aerial shots of beautiful locations, a well-made drone… Continue reading

main image
Best Delta-8 Brands Review: Ranking Top Delta-8 THC Products

“Delta-8 THC is having a moment as it’s quickly become the most… Continue reading

Main image
NiacinMax Reviews – Is Niacin Max Supplement Legit or Scam?

Having enough Niacin or Vitamin B3 in your system is vital for… Continue reading

main image
Best Liver Supplements: Top 2021 Liver Detox Health Products

The liver is an organ that cleanses and detoxifies your body. It… Continue reading

TR4YTS Review – Legit Custom Workout Plan for Men and Women?

TR4YTS is a workout and fitness program that tells users what they… Continue reading

Rhino Spark Reviews – Ingredients That Work or Scam Pills?

Rhino Spark is a male enhancement pill that creates better erections to… Continue reading

tsr
StopWatt Reviews – Is It Worth Your Money or False Benefits?

Electricity bills have become one of the most debilitating expenses that a… Continue reading

Main image
New Flow XL (Scam or Legit) Review Shocking Supplement Facts

Did you know that 31% of men experience sexual dysfunction, primarily associated… Continue reading

main image
Saline Air Pro Reviews – Does It Work as Advertised or Not?

Having clogged lungs is one of the most dreaded conditions that no… Continue reading

main image
Maximum Recall Reviews – Advanced Nootropic Pills or Scam?

Maximum Recall is among the best brain health supplements in the market… Continue reading

main image
Top 12 Best Nerve Supplements in 2021 for Nerve Pain Relief

Neuropathy is a health condition that causes the death of specific nerves… Continue reading