Friday, July 11, 2014

Pensacola starting new aero pipeline

PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Escambia County School District and Pensacola State College are moving ahead with plans to create a pipeline of talent for the aerospace industry. PSC President Ed Meadows expects the aerospace program, where students can earn the airframe and powerplant certification to become aerospace mechanics, to be in place within the next two and a half to three years. The school district is beginning a similar aerospace training program at its George Stone Technical Center and has hired an instructor to teach aerospace mechanics. The first class is planned to begin in August of 2015. The district also is planning an aerospace career academy at Washington High School. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 07/10/14) Previous related; Background material: Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor 2014-2015Chapter III: The skilled worker pipeline