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This Golden LEAF grant will provide critical resources to the College of the Albemarle (COA) to implement training activities targeting jobs in local aerospace companies. Funds will be used to expand and fully implement the Aviation Sheet Metal Worker Training Program and develop training modules in the following disciplines: avionics, mechanical, electrical, electronics, sheet metal and composites. These modules will form an initial foundation that will lead to full implementation of an FAA Certified Airframe and Power Plant Training program in the future. Area industry estimates job requirements for the next 4 years will exceed 700 positions. Currently, the college and region are unable to supply a reliable number of skilled workers for this industry. Funds will allow the college to establish new and improve the quality of existing training programs over the next two years to meet industry growth.