Kansas-based Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has announced it has signed the White House Pledge to American Workers and will invest in 33,500 opportunities for American workers, the company said.
AeroSystems´ president and CEO Tom Gentile joined US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and advisor to the President Ivanka Trump to sign the pledge at an event hosted on the campus of WSU Tech.
Over a five-year period, Spirit pledged to create 33,500 opportunities for workers by investing in initiatives such as apprenticeships, paid internships that lead toward full-time job offers, specialized on-the-job training for new technologies, and work-based learning programs offered at no cost to its employees.
Spirit collaborates with regional educational institutions in Kansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina to provide specialized technical training for its workforce. These educational partners include WSU Tech, Hutchinson Community College, Tulsa Tech, Kiamichi Tech — McAlester and Lenoir Community College.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US and UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft.