MCC and Boeing invest in the community with rapid training and industry certifications

MESA, Arizona – July 27, 2021 – The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace firm, and Mesa Community College (MCC) partner to provide aerospace industry training to launch new careers in record time. Wire Harnessing Class

“We began offering cable harness wiring boot camps in collaboration with MCC last year,” said Robert Blawat, operations manager for The Boeing Company. “We developed an eight question, pre-assessment and course curriculum to ensure participants can acquire the industry skills most needed to launch new careers.”

The nine-day camps, designed to meet specific needs of Boeing, are offered at both MCC campuses and the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Williams Campus. Camps culminate with the opportunity for trainees to take the industry certification exam [Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies]. Students earning the certification are reimbursed the full $255 cost of camp tuition, making the out-of-pocket investment for the training and the exam only $15 for registration. For students to earn tuition reimbursement in each class, they must earn the industry certification and complete the course with a passing grade. Students must also participate in the Arizona Career Readiness Credential (ACRC) test, which assesses Reading and Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and Professional Skills.

“Preparing students to earn an industry-recognized certification and validating skills in high demand by local industry are investments in our community,” said Leah Palmer, executive director of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at MCC. “There are many growing aerospace companies in Maricopa County that need these skills, so this will open opportunities for manufacturing education and careers.”

Those interested in earning either the Electrical Cable Harness Wiring or J-Standard (Soldering) Certifications and pursuing a growth-oriented career in the aerospace industry are required to complete a pre-assessment online at Direct all questions about the boot camps to Matt Rayman, MCC student navigator, 480-461-7337 or email to

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The Boeing Company is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Details at

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 community colleges in the United States and is known for service learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 30,000 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs online and at its two campuses and additional locations. Through the implementation of Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services, MCC is transforming ways it champions student success; college completion, university transfer and career attainment for all students. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body, including more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries, who enrich campus learning experiences. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training to empower MCC students to compete locally and globally. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, MCC is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Learn more at

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021