Mobile High School to Add Aviation Program

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
New program will help students land high paying jobs.

FILE - This file computer image provided by Airbus Jan. 12, 2011, shows a A320neo jet. Airbus said Monday, June 20, 2011, GE Capital Aviation Services has ordered 60 A320neo jets, a version of its workhorse jet revamped to be more fuel efficient.(AP Photo/Airbus, file)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- A Mobile high school is preparing to debut a new aviation program -- just in time for the arrival of a new aircraft assembly plant nearby.

Larry Mouton with Mobile County Public Schools tells The Press-Register ( ) that B.C. Rain High School will pilot its new Aerospace and Aviation Academy in the upcoming 2012-13 year with up to 80 students.

The struggling school is in the middle of a $15 million renovation and is using an $8 million federal grant to bolster its academics.

Mouton says the program will help prepare students for high-paying, in-demand jobs.

Airbus announced earlier this month that it would build its first airplane factory in the U.S. in Mobile.

Information from: Press-Register,
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