Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Education Center welcomes large incoming class


Professors told students at one technical school that “the sky’s the limit.” 

The Robert C. Byrd Aerospace Education Center started its fall semester on Monday and welcomed an incoming class of 45 new students, 4 of which are high school students in Harrison County. 

The students all start a 21 month program in Aviation Maintenance Technology. 

Many students will graduate the program with a job already secured. 

“Well, we are very proud of the fact that we had several young ladies join the program today so we are up to almost 5 women in the program. We are always looking for more because aviation needs more women technicians,” said Thomas Stose, director. 

Stose added that the program offers students a chance to live and work in West Virginia. 

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