for Ed Wells
The staff of Ed Wells Partnership in Renton recently moved to the 10-18 building, which is closer to the Boeing
Renton factory and adjacent buildings. The
new classroom, where represented employees
can take technical training and professional
development classes, features state-of-the-art
equipment. Parking is still readily accessible
at the new location.
WTPU and WEU
WICHITA – Spirit AeroSystems set his year’s salary raise pools at 3% for the Wichita Engineering Unit
(WEU) and 2.5% for the Wichita Technical
and Professional Unit (WTPU).
The raise effective date is July 7, with increases
reflected in the July 27 paycheck.
Managers determine raises based on individual
Performance Management scores and employees’
See Article 12 (Job Classifications and Salaries)
in either SPEEA-Spirit contract. Both contracts
are online at www.speea.org.
Online salary charts for both bargaining units
will be updated when data is available.
Ed Wells Partnership offers Dale
Carnegie course - grads tout benefits
By Brian Metz
It requires an eight-week commitment (four hours one night a week), but the Ed Wells- sponsored Dale Carnegie course offers
SPEEA-represented employees the opportunity
to build their communication and leadership
skills for free.
The highly regarded leadership course normally
carries a price tag of nearly $2,000, but for the
Professional and Technical members at Boeing
who enrolled through Ed Wells, the only cost
was the time investment.
One of those members, Daria Lake, an industrial engineer based in Everett, praised the class.
“Absolutely, I would recommend it to anyone…
the class is for everyone.”
Lake describes the course as a clear and easy to
understand re-packaging of “common sense”
knowledge, like the ‘golden rule’ and other lessons we learn about how to get along with others.
The change she saw in the shyest students over
the eight weeks was the proof for her of the power
of the program.
Lawrence Chan was surprised the program
has been taught, largely unchanged, for such
a long time. Having an emphasis on relation-
ships explains its effectiveness. “The hardest
thing about the course is stepping outside your
comfort zone,” Chan noted, but feels the results
are worth the discomfort.
Chan, a quality engineer for Boeing Commercial
Airplanes (BCA) Core Quality, has taken several
Ed Wells courses over the years. He appreciates
the variety of offerings, especially the nontechnical courses, and outside speakers, such as
the Navy SEAL who gave a Boeing Education
Network (BEN) talk last year.
EWP Dale Carnegie
at a glance
In this class, employees learn to strengthen
interpersonal relationships, manage stress and
handle fast-changing workplace conditions.
They become better equipped to perform as
persuasive communicators, problem-solvers
and focused leaders while developing a take-charge attitude with confidence and enthusiasm. The course empowers employees to move
far beyond their comfort zone as they stretch
for ambitious new goals.
• The next Ed Wells-sponsored Dale
Carnegie class will take place in Renton
from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30.
• The full cost of attendance is paid by the
Ed Wells Partnership for those selected.
• The students attend class for four hours,
one day a week after work.
• Students must attend seven of the
About Ed Wells Partnership
eight sessions to receive a Dale Carnegie
graduation certificate and must attend
six of eight sessions to receive credit
from Ed Wells.
• To apply for the upcoming class, go
Event/8249 and press the “Apply For Event”
button in the upper right of the page.
Ed Wells is a negotiated contract benefit. To
bring the best continuing education resources to
SPEEA-represented Boeing employees, Ed Wells
Partnership offers a wide range of technical and
professional/business skill development opportunities and has been delivering self-improvement
curriculum for more than 20 years.
For more information, go to edwells.web.bo
e-ing.com on the Boeing intranet.
Ed Wells Partnership graduates of the Dale Carnegie Course from left to right: Tam To, Lawrence Chan, Maryanne
Paz, Dara Chhim, Grace Duncan, Kevin Jones, Clement Mokua, Crystal Perkins (Area Rep, E-32), Daria Lake,
Jonathon Sutton, Kelly MacDicken (instructor), Samuel Foley, Justice Devara, Gary Allen. Not pictured: Jana
McLeod and E-June Chen.