Dire need: aerospace, instrumentation, precision machiningDire need: aerospace, instrumentation, precision machininghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=185772017-12-13T06:00:00Z2017-12-13T23:25:00Z

​​​​​​WACO – “We’re seeing the greatest shortage of commercial pilots since the 1950s,” said Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Transportation Division Director Carson Pearce.

TSTC offers aerospace, instrumentation, electrical power and controls, precision machining and welding programs. 

“There are 617,000 jobs available, and that doesn’t include aviation maintenance technicians. We can get a student in and season them in two years, but as fast as we can do that isn’t fast enough to fill the positions.”TSTC aviation programs

​TSTC precision machining instructor George Love shared the same sentiments.

My biggest burden right now is that I’m letting 60 to 70 jobs go unfilled every semester,” Love said. 

"It’s a weight on my shoulders. If I can provide an extra 60 to 70 students, I could meet the needs I know about in the state of Texas right now.”

State Rep. and House Appropriations Committee Chairman John Zerwas, R-Richmond​, said TSTC’s high-quality graduates can help beat the stigma around technical education and lessen the skills gap.

Waco Tribune-Herald
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