Wichita State University Technical College said it would pay moving expenses and housing, along with a full tuition scholarship for those interested in getting a degree and working in the Kansas aerospace sector. Wichita is home to companies like Spirit AeroSystems, which also has a facility in Tulsa, and Textron Aviation. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Kansas college is offering a sweetheart deal to students willing to move to Wichita, get a degree and work in that state’s aerospace sector.
Wichita State University Technical College said it would pay moving expenses and housing, along with a full tuition scholarship for people who live more than 75 miles away. The college said it will offer a signing bonus if hired by an aviation manufacturing company, where a job interview is guaranteed upon completion of the program. The first classes begin in March.
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This would be the second time WSU Tech offered the deal to the first 50 eligible students willing to make the transition to its sheet metal assembly and process mechanic paint programs. All of the students who went through the six-to-eight week courses last fall were offered jobs at Spirit AeroSystems or Textron Aviation, the school said.
“Wichita Promise Move is designed to help break down the barriers that keep individuals from getting trained,” WSU Tech President Sheree Utash said. “Whether those barriers are financial, location, time or the fear of failing, we are ready to help anyone get the training they need to get a career in aviation and live, work and play in Wichita.”
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