Internship Paving the Way for Military Electroplating
The partnership between Del Mar College and the Corpus Christi Army Depot to develop the Pathways Internship Program now provides a new career path for nine individuals hired by the depot to work in the electroplating department and also receive instruction from the college.
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Del Mar and CCAD worked together to build a program that addresses employment needs for skilled workers in electroplating with on-the-job training and classroom work provided onsite.
In a nutshell, electroplaters refurbish worn aircraft components such as the transmission or rotor assembly. The interns will learn about metallurgy, general chemistry, chemical calculations, solid state devices, corrosion and safety, health and environment issues, among other subjects related to the field, as they work on aircraft serviced by the depot, including the UH-60 Black Hawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior and RQ-7 UAS Shadow.