Aviation education paramount to North Texas

Aviation education paramount to North Texas
March 18, 2013
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Though an aviation learning center proposed for Fort Worth Alliance Airport is on hold – at least for now – officials continue promoting the concept as future demand for industry employees is expected to surge.

By A. Lee Graham
Fort Worth Business Press

“It is critical that we focus on education across the whole spectrum,” said Michael Morris, director of transportation with the North Central Texas Council of 
Governments. Speaking at the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition’s Mar. 6 monthly meeting in Fort Worth, Morris praised area universities and high schools for forging partnerships intended to inspire and educate high school students to pursue employment in the aviation industry. The region’s investment in the industry is deep, with North Texas home to more than 300 aerospace and aviation employers. They pack a collective $21.5 billion economic impact to the area, according to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Industry Report, from the Office of Gov. Rick Perry’s Economic Development and Tourism 

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