Marshall University is set to receive $1 million in federal funding aimed at increasing the university’s ability to provide an increased workforce in aviation for the area.
A 5-year-award to the Marshall University Division of Aviation will help diversify the region’s economy while providing an increased workforce in an ever-expanding industry full of opportunities for the area. The money will help the Aviation Maintenance program at Tri-State Airport train airplane mechanics to work on airplanes in their backyard and worldwide.
The new Aviation Maintenance Technology program is the first of its kind in the region and offers a joint associate degree from both Marshall University and Mountwest Community and Technical College. The program also offers FAA certification and numerous micro credentials.