Bombardier partners with Texas State Technical College on apprenticeship program

Bombardier has established a new aviation apprenticeship training program in association with Texas State Technical College (TSTC), the company said.

Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program is designed to develop local talent, drive regional aerospace growth and provide support for the manufacture of the Advanced Metallic Wing for the Global 7500 aircraft at its Red Oak, Texas facility.

The two-year Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship Program will offer students a chance to enter the high-tech aerospace sector with no formal qualifications. It challenges them to present a winning attitude and develop mechanical dexterity and sound logic skills to be able to pass an entry-level aptitude test. In turn, Bombardier and TSTC will offer training in conjunction with TSTC´s facilities, allowing students to benefit at no cost from industry-tailored modules, experienced instructors, tools and equipment and financial support.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier is a global supplier of planes and trains and has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD).

Texas State Technical College was established 50 years ago, and partners with business and industry, government agencies and other educational institutions.