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LSC Announces New Aviation Maintenance Technician Program

Updated: 07/21/2014 11:30 PM
Created: 07/21/2014 11:28 PM WDIO.com

With local companies like AAR and Cirrus actively looking for new workers, Duluth's Lake Superior College says they want to be able to train the people for those positions.

Beginning in August, LSC is offering a new aviation maintenance technician program. It was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration. This approval, according to LSC, is the culmination of nearly a decade of work.

Pat Johns, president of LSC, says it's a great opportunity in a growing industry. 

"DEED [Department of Employment and Economic Development] is predicting that in the year 2020 there will be over 540 jobs open for the maintenance mechanic and we're looking to try to produce graduates that can fill those job prospects," John said.

John says there is only one similar program in the rest of the Minnesota, and only a few in the region.

A 24-student class is scheduled to begin classes on August 25th.

For more information on the new program, click here.

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