(MOBILE, Ala., October 12, 2022) - Bishop State Community College, Flight Works Alabama, Airbus, and the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) are partnering up to help expose students to the world of aviation for Manufacturing Month!

On Tuesday, October 18, Bishop State will take its Aviation Manufacturing Technology dual enrollment students on a field trip to Flight Works Alabama and to Airbus.

Flight Works Alabama is a 15,000-square-foot interactive aerospace exhibition and education center that includes a Discovery Space with over 40 exhibits. The students will also tour the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility and see how a commercial aircraft makes its way off the ground.

students using aviation equipment

Manufacturing Month showcases the reality of modern manufacturing careers and addresses the skills gap that is leaving too many jobs unfilled. The industry has averaged around 800,000 open jobs per month. By 2030, more than 2.1 million American manufacturing jobs could go unfilled, according to research from the
MI and Deloitte.

The tours will help students get a firsthand look at how the knowledge they are learning, while still enrolled in high school, can help them prepare for a successful career in aviation right here in Mobile.

This event is geared toward dual enrollment students who are currently attending Faulkner Career Center. These students come from various high schools around Mobile County to study Aviation while earning dual enrollment credits toward the Short Certificate in Aviation Manufacturing Technology. This is the inaugural semester of the Aviation Manufacturing program with Bishop State and MCPSS.

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