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Boeing awards $125K grant to boost Wichita training

July 10, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita manufacturing workers will receive more training through a $125,000 grant awarded by aircraft supplier Boeing Co.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the money was awarded through the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and will be administered by the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. It’s aimed at helping entry-level manufacturing workers get on-the-job training and existing workers advance their skills.

Cox Machine is among five partnering companies that will offer additional training to new hires and existing employees. The other manufacturers include GKN Aerospace, HM Dunn, TECT Aerospace and XLT Ovens.

Cox Machine human resources manager Cheryl Childers says the grant will help Boeing recruit new workers and Cox with the cross-training of its workforce. She says the grant will “continue the growth of aerospace” in Wichita.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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