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Cirrus Partners With Local College To Train Workers

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Photo courtesy of Cirrus Aircraft

Photo courtesy of Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft will work with Lake Superior College, in Minnesota, to develop and implement a job-skills program in aircraft assembly, the company announced on Wednesday. The program is aimed at recruiting, training and preparing low-income individuals for jobs at Cirrus. "To keep up with production demands, we are projecting the addition of 60 to 80 new assemblers by the end of the year," said Cirrus President Pat Waddick. Students who successfully complete the program will get a chance to interview for a job at Cirrus. If hired, they will get paid training on-site.

The college program is supported by a state-funded grant, said Patrick Johns, president of LSC. "This project highlights how higher education, government and industry can work together to develop a workforce for the region's emerging aviation and manufacturing sector," he said. The school, with about 4,500 students, is the biggest two-year college in northeastern Minnesota.

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