Private jet maker Bombardier launches apprenticeship program in Red Oak
December 9, 2019
By Wire Services
Jet maker Bombardier is establishing an aviation apprenticeship training program at Texas State Technical College in Red Oak to develop a talent pipeline for its wing manufacturing facility. The two-year program is intended to prepare students for an entry-level aptitude test. Bombardier acquired the Global 7500 business jet wing manufacturing operation in Red Oak from Triumph in January.
“The growth of Bombardier’s Global 7500 program is paramount to the future success and development of Bombardier Aviation,” said Paul Sislian, the company’s chief operating officer. Marcus Balch, provost of Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus in Red Oak, said the program’s graduates will "ultimately live here and work here in Red Oak and the surrounding communities. ... The plan is continue this partnership for many years to come.”