To satisfy the need for a growing workforce in what Alabama Governor Kay Ivey calls a growing "aerospace cluster," the state has announced plans for a $6.5 million Alabama Aviation Education Center.
The Alabama Aviation Education Center will feature classrooms, workshops and innovation rooms, providing aviation-themed activities and STEM-focused educational programs. The Alabama Governor"™s Office is contributing $5 million to the center.
"The Alabama Aviation Education Center will enhance our efforts to show young people that they can find rewarding career opportunities in the state"™s dynamic aerospace industry," said Governor Ivey.
The center will be located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley Field adjacent to a major Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility. Airbus is contributing $1.5 million to the development and will help create the educational programs at the center. Airbus Americas Inc, the North American subsidiary of Airbus, will manage and operate the center…