MCC partners with Boeing to train future workforce

The Boeing Company photo: Boeing Mesa Employee works on electrical cable harness wiring in the Electrical Center of Excellence.The Boeing Company photo: Boeing Mesa Employee works on electrical cable harness wiring in the Electrical Center of Excellence. MESA, Arizona – April 26, 2019 -- Mesa Community College partners with The Boeing Company to identify and train future electrical cable harness wirers. Registration is open now for summer Cable Harness Wiring Boot Camps.

The accelerated two-week [eight-day], three-credit hour college course, includes taking the industry certification exam IPC/WHAM-A-620 [Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies]. The earning of this industry-recognized certification demonstrates competencies for employment.

“This is an amazing opportunity for individuals to embark on a career path as well as an education pathway,” said Leah Palmer, executive director of the Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) located at MCC. “Boot camp instructors are Boeing employees, experienced individuals with first-hand knowledge of the skills needed in the industry.”

“We worked closely with MCC staff and faculty to develop the pre-assessment and course curriculum to ensure individuals receive real-world training to acquire the industry skills needed,” said Vonda Davis, Electrical Fabrication director for The Boeing Company. “Students who successfully complete the boot camp will be provided an opportunity to interview with us, and if successful, will be eligible for full-time, benefitted positions.”

Students earning the wiring harness certification will be reimbursed the full tuition of $255 with an out-of-pocket investment of only $15.

“Preparing students to successfully earn an industry-recognized certification validating skills in high demand by local industry is an investment in our community, in the success of our students and the economic success of Arizona,” said Palmer.

The MCC Wiring Harness Boot Camps start every two weeks from June 3 through Aug. 1, 2019. Morning sessions are from 7-11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions run from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the MCC Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, Arizona 85202.

Those interested in earning an Electrical Cable Harness Wiring Certification and pursuing a growth-oriented career in the aerospace industry are required to complete a pre-assessment online at

Direct questions about the boot camps to Cesar Becerra, MCC career navigator, at 480-461-7216 or

Eight-week boot camps will also be offered during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 semesters.

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Media contact: Dawn Zimmer, 480-461-7892 or

Boeing 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 as an Aspen Prize Top 150 U.S. Community College 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, at its two campuses, the Mesa Downtown Center 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. The diverse student body includes more than 400 international students representing over 60 countries. 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

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Publication Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2019