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Gov. Jay Nixon attends workforce training in Joplin

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Governor nixon makes his way to Southwest Missouri as a part of his Missouri workforce training program. The Governor arrived at CD aviation services in Joplin this morning to discuss how the program can help improve their business.

30 employees of CD aviation in Joplin are well on their way to becoming more developed workers.

"We represent the FAA as a workforce. And in this workforce you're required a license." says General Manager of CD Aviation, Rick Gibbs.

Nixon was at the plant to discuss how the state's newly redesigned workforce training programs will help promote economic growth across the state.

"It's clear that this is a company and a community that understands that economic development requires workforce development." Nixon addressed.

Nixon has awarded 370 companies across the state - Missouri works training funds to help businesses provide better service for their customers. CD aviation is just one of those 370 companies approved for Missouri works training funds. And with that capital investment - they'll be able to train 30 employees.

"We do a lot of additional training above and beyond what's required from the FAA. That's where our training department comes in." says Gibbs.

CD Aviation works on repair and overhaul services to the aviation industry - specifically working with engines in the Joplin location. The amount of training and licensing involved could take up to 10 years to receive.

"A new mechanic could spend up to 400 500 hours of on the job training before he's actually released to sign off work by our quality department." says Gibbs.

The cost to train can also add up, but with the $400,000 captial investment they have made, and $11,000 from the State- they will be able to provide the best quality services to customers.

"This company benefits from a more productive workforce, enhancing its ability to compete worldwide." Nixon concluded at the end of the press conference.

Including CD Aviation...370 companies have received workforce training funds. Along with hands on training at the facility...the employees of c-d aviation will also be complete factory training -which involves a more thorough look with aviation products.

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