Aviation education paramount to North Texas
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 division.
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