Trident Tech on track to open SC Aeronautical Training Center in the fall

VIDEO: Trident Technical on track to open SC Aeronautical Training Center in the fall

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Aeronautical Training Center at Trident Tech is just a few months away from opening the doors to students.

Trident Technical College is leading the game changing project. On Thursday, the schools president will give Charleston County’s Finance Committee an update.

The schools president says that the 80 million dollar project is on time and within budget.

Charleston county gave about $19 million dollars to this project.

Trident Tech is expecting classes to start in mid-August.

Inside the state-of-the-art building thousands of students will learn the ins and outs of advanced manufacturing.

The training done in the building can be used at companies like Boeing, Mercedes and Volvo.

"We have a severe shortage for the kinds of technical workers that are needed to perform in these complex working environments. And we are going to prepare this generation of workers and not just do that but we're going to inspire youngsters who heretofore had never thought about working in advanced manufacturing setting," said TTC President Dr. Mary Thornley.

While this building is set to boost the next generation of aeronautic professionals for jobs around the world, Trident’s President hopes that people here in the Lowcountry will take interest.

"We welcome newcomers to take these great jobs. I want us to make sure that we have done everything humanly possible to create opportunties for our young men and women who already reside here and would frankly like to stay here in this beautiful area and earn a good living. That's what this building is all about,” said Dr. Mary Thornley.

The three story building will host continuing education classes for Boeing South Carolina. There will be more than 4,000 students and over 100 faculty and staff.

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