WEST VIRGINIA (LOOTPRESS) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $975,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support the launch of the Aerospace Mechanic Technician (AMT) Training School at Marshall University. This program will assist with supplying needed jobs to the aerospace industry and will help create new job opportunities and attract private investment to Cabell County.
“The state of West Virginia is doing an incredible job of finding new and innovative ways to spark economic growth—one being the aerospace industry, which provides another opportunity to diversify and grow our economy. The creation of the Aerospace Mechanic Training School will not only help elevate Marshall and the Huntington Tri-State Airport to new heights, but it will also attract students from all corners to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. I’m thankful that the EDA has recognized the need for this support and for their continued investments into our state. West Virginians change the world, and this program will continue that long-standing tradition,” said Senator Capito.
“The Marshall Aerospace Mechanic Training School at Huntington Tri-State provides West Virginians with high quality training to ensure they are prepared for future opportunities across West Virginia. I am pleased the EDA is investing in this great program and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I will continue to fight for funding that supports educating West Virginians to fill jobs right here in the Mountain State,”said Senator Manchin.